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:
http://www.amosaicstudio.blogspot.com/
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

6 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

Wow - that is so cool!! To think about some of the mosaics that still exist from long ago in places like Rome, and then to see your newly created mosaic in Ohio!

Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your creative process!

Sue

lihertzi said...

WOW! that is very cool! I am a doll maker, soft and squishy is my game, but this looks enticing! So Beautiful, such a rich feel! Thanks!

Li (from Linkedin www.artdolladventures.blogspot.com)

Laura K. Aiken said...

Thank you so much Li and Sue. WOW both you you do incredible work! So interesting. Thank you again-

Dee said...

Thanks so much for following our blog. I bought a few books on mosaics and then never tried them out. I should get more motivated Your blog looks great!xo
~dee

Patrick Petruccello said...

Love the work I can not wait to check out the rest and see the video

Laura K. Aiken said...

Dee Thanks so much for your comment. I really enjoy your blog also. Patrick...sorry I don't have a video on my work yet. One day though. How bout you? You work is fabulous.

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