Date of Birth:
The Chapel of St Mary and St Margaret Clitherow, Myddleton Grange, Ikley, 2002
Glass abstract panel, My Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Quaglinos Restaurant, London
The Groucho Club, London
Mezzo Restaurant, London
Qaboos Mosque, Buraimi, Oman
Das Triest Hotel, Vienna, Austria
...and many other public and private clients
Plus restoration work for Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Museum and War Office.
1986 - 87 Worked for Mosaic Arts, London based mosaic studio
1985 Cataloguer for Lots Road Chelsea Studios, Auctioneers
1982 - 84 Ran Concerted Effort - Pop group tour management company
1980 - 81 Assistant to Vivienne Westwood
1976 - 80 BA Hons in Fine Art, Leeds University
Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings - paintings. Pav Modern. Melbourne, Australia, 2002
Curated student show, West Dean, Sept/Oct 2002
Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings - paintings. Leytonstone Centre of Contempory Arts, 2002
Summer Exhibition, West Dean College, 2002
Fresh Air, Quenington, Gloucestershire, 2001
Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin - An Exhibition of Mosaic and Lightboxes. Freuds, London 2000
Summer exhibition. West Dean College, West Sussex, 2000
Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin - An Exhibition of Mosaic. Freuds, London 1998
Contemporary Mosaicists - Syndicated Arts, London 1996
The October Show - West Dean College, West Sussex, 1996
Bigg Hunks - Mosaic by Emma Biggs and Light Boxes by Tessa Hunkin. Islington Museum Gallery, London, 1996
Building an Image, Contemporary Mosaic Making, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield, 1996
Nine Contemporary Mosaicists, Syndicated Arts, London, 1995
Mosaic, Pumphouse Gallery, London, 1994
Wharf Walk, Canary Wharf, 2003
13 marble mosaic pavements of images and words based on goods traded through Londonís Docks.
RT3 Building, Canary Wharf, 2003
Two glass mosaic murals and a pavement, based on suits and shoes - workwear for those employed at Canary Wharf.
Micklefield Tunnel, 2002
A series of narrative murals made in glass. The mosaic is based on lettering using words and ideas local people had about the future of Micklefield.
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom, Surrey, 2001
Two ceramic mosaic murals based on the Epsom Derby, and the spa history of the town. 25 square metres.
The Promenade, Gosport, Hants, 2000
Millennium marble mosaic pavement. Time-space area, 76 square metres.
This large scale marble pavement gives a narrative of local people and significant events in the history of this naval town. The work is divided into two sections: past (lettering with abstract overlaying forms) and future (abstract shapes referencing cells and circuitry).
This mosaic was part of Gosportís submission for two awards, both of which it won. These were the Guild of Paviours Award 2001 and the local Government News Street Design Award 2001.
Falkland Gardens Memorial Mosaic, Gosport, Hants. 46 square metres. 2000
9 way-marker mosaics, Promenade, Gosport, Hants. 2000/2001
6 mosaic pavements for Town Square, Wolverton, Bucks. 12 square metres. 2000
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Mosaic for the Home and Garden, Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. David and Charles, 2001
Mosaic Techniques, Emma Biggs. Cassell, 1999
Mosaic Workshop, Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. David and Charles, 1999
Stylish and Simple Mosaic, by Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin. Breslich and Foss, 1998
Work often featured in books by others, including:
The Mosaic Book. Conran Octopus, 1994
Design Sourcebook - Mosaics. New Holland, 1998
Am currently working on a book about colour
Studio visits are welcome.
Mosaic is a rich and varied medium. Expressing the characterisitcs and
potential of the materials used is an important part of the process. This is
a comtemporary approach but the history of mosaic is also an important
influence allowing inspiration from the traditions of Roman and Byzantine
Large scale commissions in glass and ceramic are priced according to size
and start from £725 per square metre + VAT. Marble and smalti work starts at £1,450 per square metre. Panels and indivual works are priced according to size and complexity and start at £145 + VAT.
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