Mosaics are as old as the concept of art itself. In places like Mexico, Turkey, Spain and Italy,  they started as functional ways to decorate  buildings of all kinds, but nowadays, their uses are numerous – from public art, to adding colour to a drab staircase or kitchen table.

Regardless, the process of creating a piece remains the same: small pieces of ceramic or glass tile or stone are placed together to create an image. After the drying time is done, the spaces in between the tiles are filled with grout, or for outdoor pieces, just the existing cement acts as the space filler.

The company name comes from the image of the chip-chip mollusc in season in the Caribbean. The multi-coloured shells cover the beach in low-tide and the sand acts as a grout, weaving through the abstract pattern.

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With over 10 years of fine art training in sculpture (bronze, ceramic, mould-making ) and 7 years of mosaic creation experience, Tonya is excited to be a part of this ancient tradition of functional art.  At chipchip mosaics our installation quotes are always free of charge, so connect with us at tparriag@gmail.com.