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!
Find out about Mosaic France’s courses and holidays here and here!
DSC_0543, originally uploaded by Sullivan Creative Workshop.
“L’Ambasciatrice” (The Ambassadress)
Blue Ribbon, Park Cities Presbyterian Church Juried Show
Featured in Juried Glass in Texas, Summer 2007
This was featured at the SAMA 2007 exhibition.
The work is byJulie Richey . You can find her work featured in Sonia King’s Mosaic Techniques and Traditions book.
http://www.oggettimosaics.com/index.shtml is the place to look if you want further details about Julie’s work, and classes are available if you should be in the Dallas area…
Craft shop in winnellie, originally uploaded by GeoWombats.
IMG_2301.JPG, originally uploaded by GeoWombats.
Studio, originally uploaded by GeoWombats.
Details can be found at The Studio.
Coffe Table, originally uploaded by ari kokomosaico.
Arianna Gallo is based in Ravenna, Italy. Yes, that Ravenna. And she has a most impressive mosaic CV.
So its not surprising that she is responsible for this very witty little table. And it had me looking twice because the 50 and 100 denomination paper bills are the same colour as the Australian ones with our $10 being blue rather than our $20. Check out her photostream as there are many interesting mosaics there including work on some very very known modern Ravenna mosaics.
And yes, she does give lessons :).
If you happen to be in the vicinity of West Dean College, check out their summer mosaic courses. You have the choice of residential or non-residential options and there are top notch tutors involved.
Glass and mosaics – Mosaics
Glass and mosaics – Mosaics
June 17 – June 22,2007
June 17- June 22, 2007
June 29- July 01, 2007
July 28- August 03, 2007
August 17- August 20, 2007
October 05 – October 07, 2007
October 07 – October 10, 2007
October 11, 2007
October 25 – October 28, 2007
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Territory Craft Presents
with Karen Roberts
Learn the basic use of tools and application of designs to a House Number (40 x 40cm) on a piece of craftwood. Students will be able to transfer a design of their choice onto the Craftwood and mosaic the design using the “direct method” of mosaics. They will also learn the technique of cutting, nibble shape from files and grouting the finished piece. Other methods of mosaic will be discussed briefly. (3 Sundays)
Dates: Sundays, Commencing 24th June 2007
24th June, 1st July and 8th July, 2007
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (1/2 hour for Lunch. BYO Lunch & M/Tea)
Cost: Members: $180.00
Non Members: $205.00
Students to bring a pair of goggles, tile cutter pliers, tile nibbler, if they have one, hammer, icecream containers, and rags.
For more information phone Territory Craft on 8981 6616
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.