Cleo Mussi


Cleo Mussi  is an  established Mosaic Artist and respected within the Applied Arts both Nationally and Internationally, originally training in Textiles at Goldsmiths, her interest in recycled fabrics, knowledge of pattern, print, weave and stitch translates easily into mosaic.

‘I recycle a large proportion of my materials; the combinations of marks and glazes as well as functional forms are combined to produce works whose content reflect design styles and fashions within British ceramic history.

The mosaics connect tastes, aspirations and desire for ornaments across the classes. They hold cross cultural references in fashionable design through travel and commerce and represent the story of industrial ceramic history. Chinese ceramic meets Wedgewood, Poole sits next to Japanese porcelain  and Staffordshire unites with Homebase.

Cleo Mussi. has created major commissions including The BBC, Carlton Television, John Lewis ,as well as  many local projects. Her recently national touring exhibition ‘Pharma’s Marke’t consisted of 70 life size elements and is touring to 9 venues across the Uk


Born 
1965, UK

Education 
1985-1988 Goldsmith College

Awards
2001 South West Arts Development Grant
1993 Crafts Council setting up grant

Exhibitions
2010 Jan Brewery Arts ‘Art Babies’
2009/8/7 Bovey Tracy, Crafts Council Contemporary Fair.
2009/8 Museum in the Park ,Derbyshire shortlist 
2009 /8/7 SVA Site Open Studios
2009/8 Devon Guild ‘Tall Stories’ ‘Reclaiming Beauty’
2008 Bradford and Brewery , ‘Top Dog’ Touring
Flow Gallery, London ‘Making up Stories’ 
Potteries Gallery, Hay ‘ A-Z Handbook
2008/7 V & A Showcase, Crafts Council Gallery
2006 ‘Origin’ Crafts Council Contemporary Fair
2005 Quennington Scupture Show. Cirencester
2001-2005 ‘The Crowd’ Solo touring exhibition, 10 venues nationwide
2001 ‘Craft Space Touring: Ikons of Identity’
2001 American Museum, Bath. ‘The Textile Tradition’

Selected Commissions
2009/8 Beeches School. Slough Life Size Figures.
2007 3 Ways School, Glos. small niche scenes
2005 St Thomas’s Hospital, London Wall panels.
2005 BBC, Leicester  ‘Unswept Floor 2005’
St Thomas’s Hospital, London

Collections
Carlton Television
Crafts Council Collection
Co-Op Retail services HQ

Publications
Conran and Octopus 'The Mosaic Book', 'Garden Crafts'.
Annesse Publishing 'The Garden Room', 'Frames', 'Mosaics'.
New Holland 'Mosaic Source Book', 'Stars'.
Aqua Marine 'The Art of Mosaic'.
Lorenz Books 
'Mosaics', 'The Tile Decorating Book',

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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