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Tuesday August 22nd 2017

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Art and Fear

Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Art Making A book by David Bayles and Ted Orland I read this book in the hope that it would help me relax as a creator of art and it indeed did so. There were a lot of nice thoughts in favour of continuing one’s [Read More]

How to Start Making Mosaics? 

How to Start Making Mosaics? 

My previous posts attempt to share leads to tools, tiles and adhesives used in mosaic-making but an interested learner may still be flummoxed in the face of choices and may still wonder how to go about making a mosaic. My view is to follow the approach below. Join a Mosaic [Read More]

Adhesives Used in Mosaics

Adhesives Used in Mosaics

Since mosaics can be made with varying media and substrates, a careful thought on adhesives becomes necessary. Some quick considerations that come to mind are these: . The intended location of the mosaic – outdoors or indoors . Weight of tesserae – ceramic tiles, glass, [Read More]

Mosaic-making: Substrate Choices

Mosaic-making: Substrate Choices

After covering leads to tools and media for creating mosaics I’d like to share ideas on materials that can be mosaicked. The base that one uses to create a mosaic is called a Substrate. This base can be flat to hang on a wall or a 3D object to place indoors, outdoors or [Read More]

Instructional Mosaic Books

Instructional Mosaic Books

This is a post I’ve long meant to write. As I could only find basic orientation on cutting and adhering of tiles, I felt that my further learning will come from published books, blogs and other Net resources. Even though they are wonderful in opening up a learner’s [Read More]

Mosaic India Group on Facebook

Other than documenting in this blog what I’ve learned on mosaic tools and more, I’ve started a group on Facebook to encourage new mosaicists to seek inputs on their work or ask questions. There is still little orientation available to adequately learn the art of mosaics [Read More]

Mosaic Media and Tools—Part 3

Mosaic Media and Tools—Part 3

If a mosaicist wishes to include ceramic tiles in her range of media, then a couple more tools become necessary to acquire. Ceramic tiles are cheaper and rugged so prove useful for outside applications. Garden paving stones, planters, walls or staircases can be more [Read More]

Mosaic Media and Tools–Part 2

Mosaic Media and Tools–Part 2

This post is for level 2 of mosaic-making. When a mosaicist finds her vitreous glass tile color palette to be limiting her designs, using stained glass along side will increase the colors available to her. Another advantage would be that stained glass would allow cutting [Read More]

Making Mosaics–Media and Tools–Part I

Making Mosaics–Media and Tools–Part I

Per my current understanding, India doesn’t have an institute-conducted formal art course on mosaics. The country seems to have many traditional stained glass artists, and some teach as well, but glass mosaic-creation or teaching is still to gain visibility here. What I [Read More]

Mosaic Art and Me

Mosaic Art and Me

I’ve believed in sharing useful facts and wherewithal on anything I’ve learned with determined efforts, and this new series of posts would reaffirm that compulsion :)  The next few posts will be on learning to mosaic in India from scratch (or the first ‘score’). [Read More]

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