ESSENTIAL SMALTI Learn the basics of working with the most desired mosaic element in the world! I will demonstrate how to safely cut both Mexican & Italian smalti with a variety of tools including hammer and hardi, wheeled glass cutters. and Starrett cutters. Join me in my home sturio and let me show you how to create over 8 different shapes and sizes that create texture, shadows and interest. You will also learn the basics of Andamento (flow) and how it can create visual comfort and avoid chaos in your work. We will use all of our cuts to create a 'sample board' of cuts for your future work.
For beginner’s and experienced
EMBEDDED MEMORIES The first time I saw a memory jar was 1994 and I almost fainted! It was enchanting, romantic and fascinating and I set out to find exactly the right medium to re-create it. You will learn the historical origins of encrusting jugs, grave markers, bottles and totems with everyday objects like nails, keys, thimbles, jewelry and a variety of other embellishments. From early Bokongo totems to turn-of-the-century kitchy 'trash art' you will also learn how to creat an amazing one--of-a-kind piece using an amazing and inexpensive putty-like substance to embed your memorabilia without needing to grout. For beginner’s and experienced
SEASIDE TREASURE MOSAIC I love the simplicity of using seashells, beach glass and millefiori to create a beautiful mirror frame or wall hanging. So easy to do - almost no cutting! You will learn how to design your mosaic using the principles of composition, balance and Andamento, making this easy and inespensive project look sophisticated and expensive! For beginner’s and experienced
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