Tessa Hunkin is a mosaic designer and maker. She trained and worked as an architect before joining London’s Mosaic Workshop in 1989. There she worked on a wide variety of commissions for clients including Westminster Cathedral and Aston Villa football club. With Emma Biggs she has written a number of books about mosaic, and also exhibited in solo and group shows. In 2011 she set up the Hackney Mosaic Project which works with volunteers, some of whom are in recovery from addiction and mental health problems, to create public mosaics in East London. She also takes on private commissions and occasionally lectures on the history of mosaic.