‘I loved joining in and participating in the mosaic project. Me and my friends love it. The drawing excercises were great too. What made it even better as that it was a first time experience and we found a new interest so it really makes me want to go again. I really hope other people get an opportunity like this.’

Hema, Year 6 Purple, Bangabandhu Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London

‘I loved the mural. It was very interesting and I liked the the spots on the frog. Thank you.’

Lauren, Year 3, Bonner Primary School, Tower Hamlets

‘I loved taking part in the mural sessions, especially doing all the ‘fiddly bits’. I put all my dedication into this project and I had a fantastic time with Maud and the rest of the crew. I love Artyface!

Fillipo, Year 6, Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Primary School, Chelsea

“The stunning murals created by the pupils at Barncroft School, with local resident and artist Maud Milton, founder of Artyface, are a wonderful example of the creative projects that make Walthamstow a place for everyone to enjoy. It was fantastic to see Groundwork supporting and enabling this partnership project to flourish”

Stella Creasy, Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow

Stella Creasy at Walthamstow Gateway
“I think they’re absolutely fantastic. I love the bird theme and it just brightens my walk every time I walk past it. If you’ve got local people working on things like this then they will have a real sense of pride in that they can see what they’ve accomplished. It’s going to be there for such a long time as well, the longevity of them are really important.
This section of Church Hill a couple of years ago was just not anywhere near as lovely and as welcoming as it is now. The fact that they’ve pedestrianised this part and that these murials are here is the icing on the cake really.”

Susan Bailey, Walthamstow Resident

“It’s great to see local organisations such as Artyface access funding to involve all members of the local community in creating and displaying these beautiful mosaics that benefit not just the schools where they’ve worked but the wider community from postmen to passersby.

Injecting both creativity and colour across Waltham Forest and London, it’s brilliant to see such a lasting legacy and impact of everyone’s hard work and enthusiasm.”

Alex Forrester, Programme Manager, Groundwork London

At Our Lady of Victories we were seeking a partnership with artists for a whole school project to brighten up our outdoor playground environment – and Maud and her team at Artyface were a godsend! With endless patience and good humour, the artists and volunteers work tirelessly and their infectious enthusiasm for the work which they are doing is contagious. During the period when the work has been going on in school there has been a stream of eager children and adults wanting to participate. Maud herself is a jewel among artisans, inspired and inspiring, driven to share her skills and enthusiasm with as many people as possible, generously modelling her craft with others. She is super-organised and has shouldered the major part of the work in bidding for funds, resourcing and supplying the materials. Without her the project would not have been anywhere near as successful – she really does make dreams come to fruition!

Geraldine Morrison – Deputy Headteacher, Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Primary School

“The whole school community has thoroughly enjoyed working with Artyface. From the moment that Maud first arrived in school to discuss the brief to the completion of the work everything has been organised and executed exceptionally well. Maud and her team are great to work with. The whole experience has been a joy and completely ‘hassle free’.”

Sally Mansfield – Art Co-ordinator, Bigland Green Primary

Bigland Green

“A magnificent achievement and very beautiful. Glad we put a few pieces in too!”

Tim & Daria Coleridge – Mayor and Mayoress, Royal Borough of Kensington (re: Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Primary School, Chelsea)

“What a fantastic project! The playground looks beautiful!”

Cara Williams – Victoria & Albert Museum (re: Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Primary School, Chelsea)