Mosaics and mosaic making information
from The joy of shards Mosaics
This is a charming and unexpected mosaic, tucked away in a
courtyard on the south side of Colegate, near Magdalen Street.
for a map). It is at the entrance to the offices of the Broads
Authority, so the wildlife theme is very appropriate. The
series of pictures show an egg, a caterpillar and a pupa (the
case where the caterpillar changes into a butterfly) and the adult
butterfly. The mosaics are made of broken tiles set into the floor,
surrounded by a pattern of bricks. They were made by pupils from
Harford Manor School in Norwich, under the direction of artist
Beatrice Hoffman about ten years ago. The school's
web site shows another mosaic made by pupils.
detail of the butterfly's wing