Mosaic artist Diane Daley is set to host her debut exhibition ‘Piece by Piece’ at the end of March.
The exhibition marks the two-year anniversary of the self-taught mosaic artist moving into her studio here at Banks Mill.
Diane works under the brand name China Petals and Diane Daley Mosaic Artist, and she started creating mosaics out of bits of broken china that she came across in charity shops and second-hand sales. She began making small trinkets and pieces for friends and family, but quickly realised that she could make something more of it.
She began to branch out, taking commissions and releasing original artwork for sale, before expanding her business offering DIY mosaic kits and holding small workshops.
‘Piece by Piece’ is a collection of her favourite works since starting seven years ago. The first piece she ever made, a mosaic-topped jewellery box, a present for her mother, will also take pride of place in the display.
The exhibition shows her progression and growth, with pieces ranging from different times of her career as an artist.
Diane has also managed to loan back commissions of pets, naming Charlie the Budgie and Georgie the Cat as two she is particularly proud of.
Flowers are also a huge influence and inspiration for her work including her most recent piece, Into the Blue – a stunning glass montage.
‘Piece by Piece’ will be held at Banks Mill from 28 March through to 22 April and will be open weekdays 9am-3pm. You can also meet Diane at her meet the artist evening on 1 April at 6 – 8pm.