Kitchen panel based on the ancient Roman 'Unswept Floor'

This was a lovely project made to decorate a family kitchen in Oxford. The concept is loosely based on the ancient Roman design of the 'Unswept Floor', a trompe l'oeil mosaic depicting debris which had fallen from the hands of the diners.

For this mosaic, the client wanted a panel which could be moved when they downsize so it was made on plywood with four holes left in the four corners where the mosaic could be screwed to the wall. These holes were then covered up with larger tesserae which are immediately identifiable and can be removed when needed.

The mosaic was made using Winckelmans unglazed ceramic - a type of non porous porcelain which is highly durable and tough and comes in a range of muted earthy colours.