June 10&11 was a special time at Highfield Hall as I taught a workshop entitled, "Create a Mosaic Memory Mirror".Pique Assiette translates to "broken plates" and this is the style of art that we created. Many of the students brought items that had special meaning from home such as a wedding invitation, religious cross and beach glass and sea shells which they had painstakingly collected from local shores and beyond.
We discussed all the ways to gather china and what-nots. Antigue stores, thrift shops, and ebay were some of the ideas that we shared. After completing the mirror, some had time to work on a clay pot as an extra bonus.
I was so impressed with this group of anxious ladies who dived right in without fear to their first exeriance at mosaic art. Even Barbara, a writer from Primetime Magazine who was there to report on the workshop, got her hands into it, creating a flashy white pot with an unexpected shock of bright red.
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A successful demo
On Sunday, January 15, as the wind chill hit 1 degree, forty determined folks came to Woodruff Art Center in Mashpee, MA.to see us give a demonstration of mosaic art. I was blown away by the response! Jim spoke a bit about the history of mosaics and the materials, substrates, etc. that we use. Fortunately, he had brought plenty of vitreous glass tiles and a bunch of 4" squares so that our guests could try it to nip some tiles and glue them down on their own. They were so intent on creating something really beautiful. Sure enough many of them did just that!
Debbie was there handing out our brochu and signing folks up for workshops at Highfield Hall- the next one being held on February 4&5.
Special thanks to Amy Rice and her wonderful team at Woodruff's!