Wells in Mosaic
Lockdown for mosaic artist Ruth Ames White has been spent mostly in her Wells studio working on the Wells in Mosaic.
Having completed all the design and preparatory work, and had the 6-metre diameter print-out made, she has made great progress with the next stage of the project – cutting and placing thousands of tiles which make up the intricate historical map of the city.
A spokesperson for the group steering the project said: ”We were delighted at our recent zoom meeting to see just how much Ruth has achieved. It looks even more beautiful than we could have imagined.”
Ruth is pleased with her work so far but added: “There is a great deal more to do. I have enough materials to keep me busy for a while but I am likely to need more tiles and the custom-made storage boxes before the lockdown is released when we will be able to hold more fundraising events.”
Local residents and businesses have already made some generous donations and sponsored several of the Blue Lias stones which will surround the mosaic. If anyone would like to donate or sponsor the project that would be greatly appreciated. More pictures of Ruth at work, and ways to donate can be seen at the mosaic website and the facebook page.
Join us for our programme of evening events held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
from October to June (inclusive) in the Museum at 7.30pm.
Visitors are very welcome and asked to make a £2 contribution.
If you have a suggestion for a talk topic or speaker, please fill in the form at the bottom
of the page.
Programme of Evening Events 2019 - 2020
All of the Society’s evening meetings are held in the Conference Room at Wells Museum, Cathedral
Green and begin at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Visitors and guests are very welcome.
Wookey Hole: the caves and the circus with Gerry Cottle - talk report
November 13th - read the 2019 annual report
Annual General Meeting
Stories of stage and screen with Andrew Fawcett and Richard Green - talk report
with presentation of the BA5 awards for contribution to the community of Wells
The further exploits of Gert and Daisy (and little Betsy)
Building a Cathedral - Jerry Sampson - talk report
held in the exhibition room
A year in the life: with Alastair Tighe, Head Master, Wells Cathedral School - talk report
Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust - Russell Lillford, Chair - talk report
Events below are cancelled until further notice
A Bishop's wife - then and now with Jane Hancock
A load of rubbish! Mickey Green, Managing Director, Somerset Waste partnership
Summer Social event
6.30pm - venue to be announced
Download a copy of this programme here.
Read about the newly introduced BA5 Awards
For information about events or other activities or if you would like to suggest speakers or events please contact me at or on 01749 673610 or complete the form below.