EARTHA STEPS OUT (CATWALK MOSAIC NO 2)
This is the second mosaic in the Catwalk Series inspired by Louis Wain’s early 20th century cat illustrations. Debra worked in collaboration with primary school pupils who made the ceramics of local landmarks of Willesden Green and local flora which were incorporated into the final piece.
‘LONDON SEEN BY US’ – PLAYGROUND MURAL
Location: Gladstone Park Primary School, Willesden Green
Materials : Mosaic tiles and ceramic artwork
Completed : September 2016
Participants : School pupils YR 3
CALYPSO ENTRANCE SIGN
Mosaic: Volunteers & Members from Pepper Pot Day Centre
Location: Ladbroke Grove, London
Completed: March 2015
This design was inspired by 1940’s record covers with a Caribbean theme and was funded by National Lottery ‘Awards for All’.
LOUIS, CATWALK MOSAIC NO 1
Location : Opposite Willesden Green tube station, Walm Lane, NW6
Completed :November 2014
Mosaic : WGTT Volunteers, Design by Debra Collis
This mosaic was inspired by the artwork of Louis Wain (1860 -1939) a once household name and illustrator of quirky cats. Working in association with the Willesden Green Town Team, and made with help from the local community, this mosaic was launched recently on a prominent bridge in the area. Supported by TFL and Community First Foundation.
POCKET PARK FLOWER MURAL
Location : Furness Rd Pocket Park, Willesden
Completed :November 2014
Mosaic : REACH Volunteers, Design by Debra Collis
Kensal Green’s local park needed a little bit of TLC. The local community helped complete this flower designed mosaic using ceramic tiles in a number of workshops. It was launched in April 2014 and the garden has been looking lovely ever since! Thanks to Kensal Green Reach, Odessa and Palermo Rd Neighbourhoods.
SIDINGS HERITAGE ENTRANCE SIGN
Old and young helped make this mosaic designed to commemorate 150 years of the heritage of the community centre, located on an unused railways Sidings yard.
THE HUG (Garden seat)
This mosaic was designed with brainstorming sessions from members of local housing association (Network Station Housing) who attended workshops to complete the mosaic, and designed their own motifs for the base of the structure.
YOUTH CENTRE ENTRANCE SIGN
Commemorating 10 years of a Youth Arts Centre in London. Workshops were set up with 5 – 12 yrs old who learnt new mosaic skills, made new friends, and enjoyed contributing something to their youth centre. Partcipants also made great mosaic portraits from broken ceramic tiles!
FLOWER DESIGN -PARTY MOSAIC
This mosaic was made at a birthday party where everyone took part and had a great time contributing!