Rachel, mosaic artist or mosaic craft maker…
STUC & MOSAIC is an arts and crafts activity around mosaic artworks, founded in 2004 by Rachel Casimir, mosaic artist and current manager.
Micro-enterprise for mosaic artworks (Maison des Artistes, Siret 441 161 098) and business portage for craft works.
The mosaic studio offers a unique creative work with mosaics of Greco-Roman, Byzantine, Art Deco, Art Nouveau or Contemporary style. Mosaics are designed in a creative approach for interior decoration (entrance hall, doorstep, decorative furniture, bathroom decoration… etc), exterior decoration (mosaic for pool or decorative basin, garden decor, urban furniture… etc) or restoration (historical monuments or private properties). According to requirements, the method used for the mosaic making may be traditional or adapted to modern materials.
All the pictures on this website illustrate projects entirely created in Stuc & Mosaic studio (decorations can vary in size from a small to a large project, created in collaboration with other professional mosaic artists or craftsmen). Mosaic artworks are fully ‘made in France’, often as unique ‘handmade’ piece. Their artistic execution is high quality and durable. No mosaic is imported nor manufactured by children or adults in poor working conditions.
Mosaic artwork, like any current or former craft, requires know-how, many hours of manual work, patience, attention to detail and rigour. Fine crafts called today as ‘slow-made’ aim to give value to the time required for the creation of unique hand-made objects, to fair trade and sustainable development. This is the guarantee for the customer of a work of quality, of a neat, unique custom-made product, created with each craftmaker’s artistic sensitivity.
MAIN PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
• Yachts Interior Designers – several artworks in 2004, 2007, 2009 for building sites in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy)
• Interior Designers specialised in Properties Building Industry: small interior decorations
• Royal Mougins Golf club (Alpes Maritimes, France): Brandname (entrance sign) creation
• Eglise St Jean Bosco (Alpes Maritimes, France): greco-roman style mosaic
• Villa du Baron Empain, Art Deco architecture (Brussels, Belgium): 1930’s mosaic restoration
• Private persons (France and Europe): all styles mosaics
• Restaurant ‘Les Halles’ (previously called ‘le boulingrin’), Art-Deco architecture (Reims, France): mosaic artworks
• Private property, Belle Epoque architecture (Nice, France): ancient mosaics restoration
– Exhibition of Art Deco style mosaics in memory of the famous 1930 mosaic artist, Isidore Odorico (Hotel Splendid, Nice) with guided tours around the Art-Deco heritage of a district of Nice: 2014
– Exhibition of traditional and modern mosaic creations at the Gallery ‘les Bains Douches’ (Antibes): 2007
ARTISTIC EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
• 2007 training course on stucco, lime plastering and sgraffito at Avignon (Training center for the rehabilitation of architectural heritage, Avignon, France)
• 2001 training in traditional mosaic with the Cooperative of Mosaicists from Ravenna (Italy),
• 1990 Diploma in Fine Arts (Academy of Aix-Marseille)
The whole content of this website falls under the French and International legislation on copyright and intellectual property. All rights of reproduction are reserved, including iconographic and photographic representations. The reproduction of all or part of this site on any medium whatsoever is strictly prohibited unless expressly permitted by the Rachel, manager of Stuc and Mosaic studio.