Saturday April 20th Smalti 101

In this 4 hour class you will make a  small abstract mosaic in the direct method. Learn how to use B cuts and larger pieces of smalti to add interest to your work. Students will have the opportunity to see how to use the hammer and hardie to shape and texture these larger pieces of smalti. We will focus on cutting and laying smalti following the rules for creating a good line. I recently heard Rachel Sager say smalti is the champagne of mosaic material. I agree its luscious color palate and unique reflective qualities make every tessera a little sculpture in itself. Every piece is different. This is what I love about it, but it is also what can make smalti challenging to work with. Class is from 9-1 in my Rockport MA Studio

Price $150 To sign up contact me here

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May 18th One day mosaic workshop using smalti and Stone

This class will explore the wonderful potential of mixing smalti and stone. Feel free to bring a personal treasure to add to the mix.

Play with texture and color while focusing on the fundamentals of cutting materials using nippers to create a vibrant 8 x 8 mosaic or 4×12 mosaic in the direct method. Smalti is the beautifully colored glass seen in the mosaics of the great cathedrals throughout the world. It is hand cut from a large slab or pizza of glass. Its riven edge is used as the surface giving the mosaic a sparkling, sculptural and reflective quality. Observe the use of hammer and hardie to shape and texture larger pieces of smalti to add interest to your work. Class is geared to beginner and intermediate mosaic artists, and all levels of experience are welcome.

$225 All materials provided. Contact:

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Saturday June 29th Mixed Media Picassiette

In this one day workshop you will be using pieces of broken ceramics— bowls, coffee mugs, vases, ceramic flowers, plates, dishes, and tiles. Feel free to bring any special treasures of your own. I will also provide pebbles, slate, stone, etc. We will make a 9 x12 mosaic in the direct method using thinset mortar. 6 students max. Beginners are welcome. Class is from 9:30 AM-5 PM in my Rockport, MA studio

Price $195 includes all materials To sign up contact me here

Tea cup, rose quartz, hand made pottery, marble and shells,
pottery, marble, smalti, pebbles and encaustic wax