A 28 ft diameter circular pavement mosaic for the entryway of a library. It is made of ceramic porcelain tile, with handset glass smalti lines and highlights. The design is made up of three overlapping images: the looping curves that rotate around the perimeter are from a diagram of wind patterns on the earth’s surface; the central spiral motif is from an astrophysics computer model of spiral arm galaxy formation; the closely spaced lines that fan out around the circumference is a pattern from fluid mechanics (physics). The border is an ancient mosaic motif from the Middle East.
Now if you are interested in learning more about mosaics with ceramic tile, consider doing a course with Stephanie Jurs and Robert Stout of Twin Dolphin Mosaics in Ravenna, Italy in July. Now that’s a great vacation!
tempered vase, originally uploaded by Mosaic Place.
SOLISTONE – Freeform Metal Mosaic
Solistone is a Los Angeles based business and these are part of their distinctive tile collection.
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The Pink Issue, originally uploaded by Mosaic Place.
Dustycat90 took an Ikea mirror which first looked like this:
and turned it into THIS. Big improvement!
Ikeamirrorforsswap, originally uploaded by dustycat90.
If you live anywhere near the Homebush Ikea store in Sydney, they have a clearance sale starting this Saturday. Melbourne’s Ikea store’s clearance has already started in Richmond. The Logan, Brisbane store’s clearance started today.
Adelaide and Perth aren’t so lucky. But the Malma mirrors cost $3.95 anyway!
I picked up this book at my local library and its a beauty. The authors are George Shannon and Pat Torlen who own and operate the On the Edge Glass Studio in Winnipeg, Canada.If you want to explore using stained glass, this seems like a really good place to start. Lots of pictures, clear cut instructions and it seems very doable. Very pretty projects too. I was especially caught up by the section on making stained glass stepping stones from scratch. Definitely worth a look.
A mixed media mosaic artist whose website can be found at http://www.mikaarts.com/. She also has written a book “Mixed Media Mosaics: Techniques & Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles Beads & Other Embellishments”
Her work includes the use of polymer clay amongst other materials. She holds classes and workshops so check out the website.