Week 3

This week the Butser Mosaic Team have been tackling the much anticipated (feared) wave pattern. After plenty of ‘dry run’ practice (laid onto the floor, without mortar) it was time to put the mortar down and get serious.

The success of the outcome is testament to the dedication of everyone involved. This wasn’t an easy pattern to tackle but the results speak for themselves. Our laying abilities have gone from strength to strength and that is down to hard work, concentration, patience and the will to crouch in a very awkward position for an extended period!

The new mortar is proving much easier to work with than our first batch and, with a bit of luck, we will be able to get faster as the project goes on. So far we have laid just nearly one square metre. With 9 square metres still to go on the graphic design alone (the border of much larger orange tesserae should be much easier to take on) there is still plenty to do but the progress is great.


Juliet and Arthur tackle ‘the wave’.


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