Jude Freeman – Artist Statement

Jude Freeman is a mosaic artist and designer living between England and Italy. Always insatiably curious and interested in the world, she spends the rest of the time travelling and learning about different cultures. She has a BA in sociology, archaeology and art. This led to a range of arts-related work: founding and running an arts festival, styling and designing interiors and renovating a 13th century village house in southern Italy.

Jude now works full time as a mosaic artist. She started working with mosaics after being inspired by the abstract wall panels of contemporary Italian mosaic artists. She works with a range of materials but particularly likes stone, marble, hand painted japanese porcelain, raku pottery, semi-precious stones and minerals, gold, silver and bronze. There are several genres to her work though she is continually exploring and experimenting with new ideas.

Each mosaic is unique and takes days to complete. Every piece is cut individually to fit its place in the design and no grout is used. The mosaic is textural, sometimes almost 3D, and this, combined with reflective tesserae, animates the piece as it catches the light. The mosaic is then carefully mounted and protected by perspex, bolted at each corner creating a clean, modern piece of art.