The fairest of them all

Mauricio just simply can’t do without me, so much so, that he carries my image around with him 24/7.  Here he is was spotted at the Leo awards night with an image of me on one of his mirrors.


Mauricio, for peat’s sake.  What did I tell you about your “fairest of them all”.  I ain’t going nowhere, I’ll be there by your side always and not just my shadow or image.  And that’s a threat!!!


Picture: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo


The mirror of all mirrors

This mirror was with us at the Ploughing championships just gone by and it got much admiration.  There were lots of people with open mouths looking at it and marveling at its stylishness!!!  Here it is hanging on the wall just outside the gates of Charleville Estate.  slate ornate mirror

romanesque (Medium)This is a mirror that Mauricio has made for the guy we get the slate from, our good friend PJ.  This particular mirror is 27 ” x 36 ” and is one piece.  I doubt he’ll be able to make it again as one piece as slate tiles that big are getting rarer and rarer by the day.  See our website  for details.  The artwork in the middle can be with different colours and/or can be left out  or can have features which are on other mirrors on our website.


works of heart from heartworks

It was suggested to me on  numerous occasions and indeed it has occurred to me anyway that we should play more on the name “Heartworks” as our brand name.   For example “works of art made from the heart” come to mind as does ” heartworks pieces made with a little piece of our heart”  But I hesitate and so does Mauricio at the risk of sounding a little corny and false.  Not that we don’t put our heart and soul into each piece.  It’s just that making a big deal about it cheapens it for us and we feel that it is evident anyway from the piece that it has been made with lots of love, care and devotion to art.

If Mauricio only knew half of the praise I give him in my blogs he’d have a fit.  He simply isn’t one for self patting on the back.  He’s humble to a fault and not given over to total confidence in his artistic talent.  He’d have you and me believe that he really isn’t that gifted after all, that he is just an ordinary guy going about his ordinary job and doing it as well as he can….bla bla bla etc etc etc.

Well I know that self praise is no praise at all but I’m not praising me.  I’m praising him and will continue to do so until he starts churning out ordinary slate pieces to mediocre standards, with only a hint of heart in them.  To date that has not been the case.


Mauricio’s magnificently made majestic mirrors

classic queen mirror Queen mirror raw slate

ornate queen mirror 2

ornate queen mirror

All these mirrors recently sprung from a request from a former customer.  She wanted two mirrors to match and gave dimensions of 22″ x 11″ and more or less gave Mauricio artistic licence to come up with his own design.  She had gotten mirrors from us in the past and wanted them a  little similar to them but also a little different.   So Mauricio came up with these four designs and she chose the last one on the rightt.  One of these mirrors has not been painted so you see the natural colour of the slate.

tea light holder on slate mirror

Here at Heartworks we are into detail although we would not necessarily say that” the more detail the better”.  But in the case of some mirrors a tea light holder on the mirror can rather enhance it’s beauty, giving it that …”je ne sais quoi”??  Did I just say that?  Anyway here’s a detail of a tea light holder on a slate mirror  and if you look in the mirror you might even see that the tea light is burning although I don’t see it in the actual tea light.  Weird, Eh?

tea light holder on mirror