Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Making of a Mosaic
St. Thomas Catholic Church, Zanesville, OH
Ever wonder what is involved in the making of a mosaic?
Well now you "sort of know" This was a project that was so much fun. It's so nice when you get to work with great people. I live in South Carolina and the project home was in Ohio. I created the work in my home studio on nylon mesh. Each piece of glass is handcut with mosaic nippers, well actually I used wire cutters on these. Upon completion, I cut the project into puzzle pieces, pack, map it out, and send it to the new owners. A professional tile setter will then set the new artwork. Then I smile really, really big! Mosaic artwork outlives a lifetime...why not enjoy it now.
Check out my mosaic classes for more information:
copyright 2008 laura k aiken all rights reserved
1. achievement 004 colorA, 2. Setting up the "Cartoon", 3. Yes-I wash all the tiles..man they are dirty!, 4. Getting started, but where?, 5. Untitled, 6. Here We Go..., 7. Starting the flower outline, 8. Gettin it on with the Blues and Gold, 9. Beginning the beautiful reds., 10. Finally Finish!, 11. Magic Installation, 12. Yes-It's Done!, 13. Can you see it way up there?, 14. Front of Church, 15. St.Thomas Mosaic #3, 16. Laura-McConway-Carol