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Let's face it, on a busy project nobody really wants the extra hassle of having to deal with commissioning an artwork

...but it doesn't have to be like that.

Commissioning an original and unique artwork can be a creative and rewarding journey that adds immense benefits to your project, and brings an individual identity that is hard to beat.

My 6 Stage delivery promise helps ensure your project runs smoothly, because 30 years experience counts

Public art design workshop

Stage 1 – Listening to you

Every project begins with listening to you, helping to draw up a brief for the design and deciding which elements you would like to draw in to your specific artwork. As well as my FREE initial consultation I offer a range of services that will ensure your project is built on firm foundations, including: Feasibility Reports and costings; Community Consultation; Design Workshops; Community and School Workshops.

Site meeting support

Stage 2 – Expert planning

I plan our projects so you don’t have to… Careful planning and advice for our clients where it’s needed means that our projects run smoothly and tie in seamlessly with your programme. We can also advise your management contractors and sub contractors to ensure that, when it comes to site, all the cogs fit together.

Gary designing in the studio

Stage 3 – creative design

My award winning mosaic designs are exclusive to Drostle Public Arts. Each design begins with listening to you, understanding your aims for the project and also taking into account the surrounding architecture and landscape. We can also create mosaics from your own design or work with your own appointed artist.

Cutting porcelain tiles with nippers

Stage 4 – skilled fabrication

Your artwork will be created with passion, in-house, in my London studio or directly on-site. Each mosaic tesserae is hand cut and placed by myself and my studio team. Most mosaics are entirely made off-site to minimise the time and disruption on-site. We can work in marble, glass, ceramic and mixed media.

Gary and team working on mosaic

Stage 5 – unrivalled installation

You’ll benefit from over thirty years of mosaic installation experience, with our install team based around the same craftspeople who made your mosaic. And because it’s the same people who made the mosaic you can be sure of the same attention to detail. We love our work. To be honest, why would you choose anyone else, our installation service is second to none.

Memorial Sundial Mosaic Bench – London

Stage 6 – Time to celebrate

Commissioning a bespoke artwork is a totally unique event, so why not make the most of it with a grand unveiling. A chance to step back and watch the smiles on the faces of your clients, stake holders or the public. I am also happy to engage in linked promotional activities events and media engagements.

It's a delivery promise that's proved to work... Just look at some of the awards my works have received

National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (USA)
2019 Honor Award
National Organisation for Arts in Health (USA)
2019 Hamilton Awards – Arts in Healthcare Environment
National Tile Contractors Association (USA)
2019 FCI Magazine Awards
Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers
2017 Triennial Awards - Wall & Floor Tiling
National Railways Heritage
2016 Heritage Crafts Skills Award
Chester Civic Trust
2015 New Years Honours Award - Public Realm Refurbishment
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Recontres Internationales de Mosaîque, Chartres
Prix Picassiette - Public Vote Award
Mosaic Arts International Awards - Houston, TX
2014 Award for Innovation in Contemporary Mosaic
Mosaic Arts International Awards - Tacoma, WA
2013 Best in Show
Chester Civic Trust
2012 Chester New Years Honours Awards Winner
The National Tile Contractors Association (USA)
2011 TileLetter Awards - Las Vegas
The Rouse Kent awards For Public Art
2007 Award Winner
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“This creativity is combined with a thoroughly professional and practical approach so that issues of integration into architecture, working with other professionals, long-term maintenance and community contact are all addressed. It has been a pleasure to work with Gary, to have our commission added to his exciting portfolio and I will follow his future activities with great interest.”

Vivien Burnside, Arts Co-ordinator, South East Belfast HSS Trust

Discover the potential for creating a unique and lasting landmark or focal feature for your project

You're in trusted company

Whether you're a private client, local authority or international architecture firm you can rest assured that we will deliver excellence every time.

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Start our conversation today

Schedule a 30 minute consultation and get direct expert feedback on your project ideas. During our informal conversation we can discuss design themes, costings, materials, timetables and site preparation requirements.

Creating Identity and a Sense of Place

Gary Drostle at work
Crab mosaic under construction
Site meeting support
Designing your mosaic
LPCH mosaic installation sections

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