Lisbon Mosaic Studio, Lisbon

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Eileen McDonough é uma artista americana especialista em mosaicos, dando a esta antiga arte um twist contemporâneo. As peças são executadas com pequenos pedaços partidos de azulejos e incluem mobiliário, mosaicos emoldurados e arte de jardim.

Sobre Eileen McDonough

Um breve contrato de nove meses em Lisboa transformou-se numa residência permanente: em 1994 a Eileen deixou o seu emprego corporativo em Washington, DC por um breve período em Lisboa, onde ficou a viver desde então.

Aterrou no aeroporto de Lisboa pela primeira vez, sem conhecer ninguém na Europa, nem falar uma palavra de português. Estava pronta para viver uma aventura e Lisboa não a desapontou.

Nesses primeiros dias recorda os passeios pelas ruas da cidade e o seu fascínio pelas calçadas. Sentiu-se tão inspirada que quis aprender a técnica. Como isto aconteceu muitos anos antes da existência da pesquisa no Google ou dos tutoriais do YouTube, e não conseguindo localizar qualquer curso, Eileen aprendeu tudo sozinha.

Desde então já fez várias exposições, tanto na Europa como nos Estados Unidos. E fundou o Lisbon Mosaic Studio onde dá workshops.

O seu trabalho tem sido visto em revistas e jornais nos EUA e Portugal.

Entre os clientes contam-se restaurantes, resorts e colecionadores privados, espalhados pelos cinco continentes.

Vive em Lisboa com o seu marido, filha e cão de água Português.

IN ENGLISH:

Eileen McDonough works with mosaics, giving this age-old art form a contemporary twist. She works with small shards of broken ceramic tiles and dishes to create original tables, mirrors, trivets, murals, furniture and sculptures.

Her work can be found in her studio and sold in retail stores throughout Portugal.

About Eileen:

A short 9 month contract in Lisbon has turned into a permanent residence: in 1994 Eileen left a corporate job in Washington, DC for a short stint in Lisbon, where she has lived ever since.

She landed in the Lisbon airport for the first time, did not know a soul in Europe, or a word of Portuguese. She was up for an adventure and Lisbon has not disappointed.

She recalls walking around in those early days, mesmerized by the mosaic sidewalks and felt inspired to learn the technique. As this was long before Youtube how-to videos, or Google research, and unable to locate any courses, she taught herself.

Since then she has done many exhibitions in Europe and USA. She founded Lisbon Mosaic Studio, where she offers workshops. Clients include restaurants and resorts. Her one-of-a-kind pieces can be found in private collections on 5 continents.

She lives in Central Lisbon with her husband, daughter and Portuguese water dog.
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  • I had a great time doing the trivet workshop with Eileen. I'd never done mosaic before and she explained everything so well and was also a great person to chat with! I was doing a solo trip so it was....  more »
  • There is a reason the studio has five stars: Eileen creates a wonderful experience that is fun for all, no matter your skill level. We made mosaic fish, but it looks like some other groups did...  more »

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