Date: June 10 & 11, 2023
Times: Saturday, June 10: 10 am – 3 pm; Sunday, June 11: 10 am – 2 pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Early-bird Class Registration Fee: By May 22, 2023: $95.00
After May 22, 2023: $110.00
You will be creating your own mosaic design on an 8” clay pot with pieces that you make by using a hammer to break your objects. Bring plates, bowls, cups, mirrors, knickknacks, colored glass, old jewelry, or anything else you want to try to use on your project. I will have miscellaneous broken pieces available to use as filler pieces for your project. The color, texture and shape of your pieces will help guide your design. Once you start, you will see it grow into a memorable expression of you. Once home, you can grow a plant in your mosaic pot and watch it become a beautiful little art installation for the summer.
Saturday morning will start with a brief intro to materials and process, followed by the safe breaking into pieces of plates and objects you brought, plus the gathering of potential pieces from my miscellaneous bins. After lunch break you will start and finish the glue-up and the wiping clean of the pieces on your pot and the tools used. Your project needs to dry overnight before grouting can begin.
Sunday morning we will grout and again wipe clean the mosaic pieces on our projects. After lunch break we will do a final cleaning of our project and our work space.
Students need to bring the following supplies:
- plates, bowls, cups, mirrors, knickknacks, colored glass, old jewelry, or anything else you want to try to use on your project
- plastic safety goggles
- smock or work clothes
- hammer, and any tile pliers of your choice – if you have them. I’ll have a few extra hammers and tile pliers that will be shared
Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): $20 per person. Includes 8” clay pot, AcrylPro Tile Adhesive, Pre-mixed Simple Grout, miscellaneous tools, spreading tools, disposable gloves, rags, work bowls.
Linda Millunzi-Jones is a self-taught mosaic artist, who has been creating colorful mosaics since 2008. She is also a fiddler, who along with her husband Greg, plays in the old-time string bands, the Lakeview Ramblers, and the Old Gray Cats.