Sunday, April 17, 2011

POLL: Pohutukawa mosaic - different styles

I have finally completed and photographed the exercise that I started last month. Before designing a larger polymer clay mosaic artwork, I have been experimenting with different styles. Based on a representation of the New Zealand Potohutukawa flower, I have created six small mosaics, on 4" (10cm) square block canvases. Please take part in the poll (to the right) and let me know which style you like best. The results of the Poll have been added at the end of this post.

1 - Simple squares

2 - Micro mosaic

3 - Micro and larger shapes

4 - Design cut into squares

5 - Cut out design and squares

6 - Various shaped pieces

This will be my last post for a while, as I am going back to the UK on Friday (for a couple of weeks) to attend a family wedding and to catch up with family and friends. On my return, I will consider the results from this poll, when I start my first larger scale polymer clay mosaic artwork.

Postscript: Results of the Poll - which mosaic style do you like best?
  1. 0%
  2. 35%
  3. 17%
  4. 3%
  5. 37%
  6. 8%
Thank you to everyone who voted.


  1. wish I could vote for more than one. These are really pretty,

  2. Tough one! They all have their own appeal, depending on use. I voted for #5. My second choice would have been #2.

  3. Tough one - they are all appealing in their own way. I voted for #5, but my second choice would be #2!

  4. I voted for 4, but really, I liked 2,3,4 and 5 about equally.

  5. Oh my goodness, it was so hard to choose, they are all very nice, but I think 5 would be my choice.

  6. Well they all have their own beauty. My personal fav is #2; I also like #4 and #3.

  7. Thank you for all your kind comments and to everyone who voted. #2 and #5 have come out as the favourites but are quite different in style - so I will have to decide which style to adopt for my first mosaic artworks.