Liz Tiranti / Craft MA

As an experimental mosaicist questioning traditional mosaic practices has driven my MA research. The goal has been to develop sculptures with a strong narrative that explore materials, shape, colour and surface.

After graduating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1993 I formed Inspired Mosaics Studio, established first in London and now Brighton. Such experience has enabled me to become skilled as a craftsperson, artist and teacher. Commissions included architectural projects for public and private spaces.

For this project I have drawn on my roots as a Londoner and used mudlarked finds from the River Thames as my source. Fragments of glass and ceramic with their own story to tell are all potential tesserae for a mosaicist.

My goal is to challenge AND celebrate the mosaic medium. To have new conversations about the process of mosaic making and contribute to its’ position as both a craft and a fine artform.


clay scylptures
Pink is not a Colour


clay sculptures
Thames Treasure


colourful clay sculptures
Totem of the Thames


River Thames, Towers & Tesserae
River Thames, Towers & Tesserae



Liz Tiranti research poster
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