Sharon Taylor won Fixer of the Year in 2017. Her speciality is in the highly-skilled area of mosaics, in which she now has a growing business with work in London and elsewhere She has a background in graphic design and the creative side of tiling has always been important to her. She has developed an enviable reputation for her work on steam rooms, ice fountains, spa baths, curved seating and shower units, and any other surface that requires mosaics. Before making the move into tiling, she worked in packaging design and then decided in 2007 to retrain in wall and floor tiling. After completing a course with Specialist Trade Courses at Harlow, Essex, Viva Tiling was born.
Early influences were the Bisazza Mosaic Course ran by STC which introduced a love of mosaics. Following completion of the Advanced Bisazza course in Italy in 2008, Sharon became determined to be a mosaic specialist, an aspiration which is now fully realised.