The Encyclopedia of Mosaic TechniquesA Step-By-Step Visual Dictionary with an Inspirational Gallery of Finished Works

Author(s): Emma Biggs

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The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques shares the ancient methods for creating decorative artwork with mosaic tiles. This visual directory helps you transform your pottery, furniture, walls, and floors with fabulous creative mosaics. Learn foolproof techniques for getting colours to work together to create dynamic designs. It needn't be expensive: find out how to work with improvised mosaic tiles, such as pebbles, coloured glass, and other found materials.

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Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin have been partners in the Mosaic Workshop for eight years. From their studio, they produce mosaics for public and private commissions, and run courses on all aspects of mosaic design. They have recently opened a shop and gallery in central London.

Tessa Hunkin has fulfilled a multitude of public and private commissions, including St Alban in Westminster Cathedral, Quaglino's restaurant in London, and Qaboos Mosque in Buraimi, Oman. As part of the renowned Mosaic Workshop, she has restored works in many public buildings including the National Portrait Gallery in London and Brighton Museum. Her regular partnership with Emma Biggs has produced several exhibitions over recent years and three previous books - Mosaics for the Garden, Stylish and Simple Mosaic, and Mosaic Workshop.

BEFORE YOU START

Mosaics Ancient and Modern

Design Sources Color in Mosaics

SETTING UP

Types of Tesserae

Safety Equipment

Drawing Equipment

Surfaces

Adhesives

Fixing Equipment

Grouting Equipment

Workshop Set-up

A - Z OF TECHNIQUES

Adhesive Techniques

Andamenti

Backgrounds

Borders

Casting

Central motifs

Common Mistakes

Cutting Techniques

Design Techniques

Direct method

Direct method on mesh

Double reverse method

Finishing and fixing

Glass and silicone

Grouting

Indirect method on paper

Indirect method with plastic

Laying tessarae

Micromosaic

Opus

Outdoor direct adhesive method

Outdoor indirect method

Outdoor sand and cement

Pebbles

Repeat fan patterns

Taking templates

Three dimensional effects

Three dimensional surfaces

Useful tips

GALLERY

Andamenti

Color

Cutting

Contrast

Light effects

Pattern

Realism

Relief

Tone

GLOSSARY

INDEX

CREDITS

General Fields

  • : 9781782211921
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : January 2015
  • : 22.20 cmmm X 22.20 cmmm X 1.30 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 160
  • : Emma Biggs
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 738.5