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This is the result of my search for chairs or benches. Found too many for one post, so these are the busy chairs:) Chairs for these people did not mean “rest” or lounging. The nice thing about mosaic is one does not need extreme skills in the beginning as with painting. It maybe expensive depending the materials one uses.
For the parents or grandparents among you – this is an activity kids and teens will love.
smashed plates (with a hammer – gloves and safety glasses) or other materials
mortar – I use the powder to be mixed with water (for in between the pieces) and epoxy for a protective glaze
bucket with water and sponge
It may turn into another day, depending how much preparation one did and how decisive during the process.
Mosaics are a great stepping stone to working with stained glass – finer work and more expensive -glass and copper or lead holding the pieces together.
My artist-friend Beth did a workshop in mosaic when I was living in Southern California -and it was a blast! We all did it for the first time.
About 22 of us, between 12 and 60 years of age. Did not take shots of the younger ones, because I didn’t want them to feel pressured or self-conscious.
Some worked extremely hard, had pieces the size of a window (and used the frame for their piece). Others were lounging around, like moi, because I had s small project, since in that time I lived in a condo.
The men were definitely in the minority. For most of them it was a race against the clock to get finished the same day. The pieces that are often used come from smashed ceramic plates, or glass. but one can use basically any material that will stick with mortar.
What are you making? A Door stop.
The end product was stunning, having the pieces laid in black mortar.
Glad someone thought of plastic to cover the table.
The featured image is a work in process from another artist. Her art work is usually against my grain – not this time – the mortar still needs to be added, but it’s going to look stunning.
What to use a chair for?
He went beyond a simple piece -at one time I saw him drilling a hole!
Can’t show you the end result, because he was
not finished by the end of the day.
Before you ask – I made a name plate from shells, beads and black garden decorative stones. Referring to Beth’s intro before we started working, she facetiously said when she saw what I had done,
“None of what I said, refers to what you made!” We laughed, because we both knew that is what I tend to do.
(The wooden frame is not bowed – that is result of my hasty capture)
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