Mosaics by Cleo Mussi


‘Without breakers there are no makers’ is the doctrine of mosiac artist Cleo Mussi.  Her fascinating work is born out of a ‘maverick approach to making’, exploring a variety of themes through the medium of reclaimed broken ceramics.  The chosen ceramic pieces deliberately lend to the narrative within her work through the juxtaposition of different types of china, all of which carry cultural and social references.  I’m particularly intrigued by ‘Pharma’s Market’, a touring exhibition which explores themes around contemporary farming in the guise of a traditional country fair.

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Images via Cleo Mussi

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).