Kathryn Portelli: Mosaic Artist

Having been trained in ceramic art and lead lighting in the 80’s, at Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, Kathryn majored in flat glass and acquired a love of strong colour placement and segmentation. Kathryn spent three years working in two studios in Boston USA, designing and manufacturing stained glass and sandblasted art for commercial venues and custom designs for private residences.

Upon return home to Australia, she designed and built her own mudbrick house in the peaceful Central Victorian countryside, in Pipers Creek, a few kilometres from the township of Kyneton. It was the perfect environment in which to experiment with different mosaicking techniques, which have led to retail sales, public and private commissions, workshops, exhibitions and awards.

Best known for the Black Saturday Memorial in Kyneton, Kathryn has also created mosaic installations for the Piper St Sculpture Park, local schools, kindergarten, RMBegg Aged Care and the nearby popular tourist venue – Kyneton Bushland Resort. As the former Victorian Representative of MAANZ (Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand) Kathryn participated in annual exhibitions, conducted workshops and designed an app of Melbourne’s mosaic sites.

For further information please visit her website www.kpmosaic.com