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Passing it on

Glittering Shards: Passing it on

Glittering Shards

Monday, August 24, 2009

Passing it on

Friends kept asking me to run a workshop to teach them how to mosaic - this is something I have thought about doing and the request focused my mind and helped me turn the thought into action!

Two weeks into the workshops (nice small class due to size of my workshop)and I am watching, quite amazed, at how my 'students' are getting the mosaic bug and in many ways jumping straight into thinking about mosaics in quite an advanced way. They have really got the thing that the materials make their design evolve and all three are spending time playing with, tilting and manoeuvring a range of materials to see what effects they can create. I am seriously impressed. They have been off to buy materials from rock shops and tile shops (we are lucky to be in the same town as Udny's) and are considering a range of materials from vitreous and ceramic tiles, to beads, china, van gogh glass, slate, stained glass, mirror and bits of dolls! Two of them are also going for ungrouted mosaics with cement so that they can create texture and 3d effects. Wow!

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