This class is for students with some mosaic experience (from cutting through grouting) who are ready to perfect their cutting and keystoning skills, want exposure to new tools and techniques, and would like to learn a method for laying tesserae in a way that creates a natural-looking flow of color and andamento. Objectives:
Work with a variety of cutting tools: wheeled nippers, strip cutter, Cutters Mate (and/or pistol grip cutter), grinder, and hammer and hardie (optional)
Combine a variety of materials into a cohesive piece: unglazed porcelain, stained glass, smalti and/or millefiori
Perfect your keystoning skills and learn to align tesserae to create a smooth, natural-looking andamento.
Practice color categorization and color blending using streaky stained glass to create a sense of shading and realism.
Practice the double-indirect method using Tile Tape.
Experiment with layering.Project:
A simple, colorful stained glass flower design layered on top of a porcelain and smalti/mille background.
A third layer, as pictured above, will be optional and not covered in this class.
Students will be provided with an 6x6" custom-made framed wood base and a variety of flower patterns to work from. Students will design their own simple, complimentary background.
$75 PayPal deposit saves your place in the class. Contact me
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