Trained in Greece, Helen Miles is a mosaic artist with a reputation as a maker of finely executed pieces inspired by ancient mosaics but with a contemporary feel. She has more than 20 years’ of experience designing, making and teaching and has recently published Mosaics: Ancient Techniques to Contemporary Art.
Describe your approach to teaching
Through my teaching, I strive to encourage my students to develop an understanding of the ancient rules of mosaics while appreciating the joy and versatility of mosaics as a medium.
What inspires your own work?
I am endlessly inspired by the ingenuity, wit, brilliance, and beauty of mosaics from the ancient world, especially those from North Africa.