An artist is putting the pieces together after launching a new business providing community, domestic and commercial mosaic art.
Slue Slater, from Whitley Bay, has put her years of experience as a teacher to launch Sue Slater Mosaics.
And one of her first commissions is from North Tyneside Council to produce artwork for the new-look Spanish City Dome.
Sue is leading a project with Year 3 pupils at Marine Park First School to produce a giant mosaic featuring the former Spanish City funfair.
Sue, who left FE teaching eight years ago due to ill health, said: “Making mosaics is a therapeutic process and has been a huge part of my own healing process. However, what has given me the greatest confidence boost has been working with people in the community to help give them a sense of achievement, whilst participating in a very therapeutic activity.”
The 58-year-old has also secured contracts with New Prospects, and Hartlepool Artrium to help vulnerable adults create large scale mosaics for public display.
Alongside her community work, Sue will continue with private commissions for mosaic art and will also run mosaic workshops.
She added: “I hope my new business will provide help and support to others at the same time as creating beautiful art for communities to enjoy.
“I am delighted to have been asked to lead the mosaic project at the Dome; not only did my own children attend Marine Park First School but as a family we all have fond memories of visiting the Spanish City fun fair so it is certainly a project very close to my heart.”
To see some of Sue’s work visit her Facebook page Sue Slater Mosaics.