Tessa Hunkin

Tessa Hunkin is a  founder of The Mosaic Workshop, a thriving studio in London. The workshop undertakes highprofile mosaic commissions (including new work at Westminster Cathedral) as well as offers courses, restoration, installation and design services.


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Tessa Hunkin:

If you could visit any time, place, or person, when, where or who would you visit?
Ravenna in the 5th century to see mosaics being made.

What was the worst job you’ve ever had?
Mosaicing around a toilet.

Who is or was your favorite pet? What made him/her so great?
My cat Minnie. She is about the size of the house and rolls down stairs on her back, head first.

Besides writing, what other forms of art and creativity do you indulge in?
I make electronic crafts. This includes wall mounted light boxes with moving lights and color effects, electric jewelry and illuminated books with tiny lights set into the pages.

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Garden Mosaics

Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin
St. Martin's Griffin

Mosaic is an art form that decorates everything from cathedral walls to subway stations. Its long history is still visible in many of the great mosaics that...


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