Carolyn Blake

Carolyn Blake is a painter with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds School of Art, London. She has 31 years experience in teaching art and design and running art departments in both Birmingham and Bedfordshire.
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She became involved with mosaic making in 2013, learning the Roman technique with Lawrence Payne and spending some time with Luciana Notturni in Ravenna studying the Byzantine techniques. She was commissioned to make mosaics for her then local church of St Peter's in Biggleswade which included running community projects. In 2015 she created Story in Stone and devised a project for a three town mosaic heritage trail which was accepted by Central Bedfordshire Council's Market Town Regeneration Scheme and through that met the artist Oliver Budd. Together and with all the workshop help they have completed 15 mosaic panels for Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade.