Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mosaic Textures: Red Fascinators

7" by 6" - Fused elements with copper mesh, marble, smalti, Eco smalti
Available at Mosaic Morphosis

This is the final installment of the Textures series. Here again I've used fused glass elements incorporated in the mosaic. These pieces were layered with copper mesh emerging from in between two layers of glass. The exposed copper is pliable, so I was able to form little copper scrunchies at the ends. After doing so a student of mine felt they looked like the fancy fascinator hairpieces, and the name stuck.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mosaic Textures Green

7" by 5" - Fused glass elements, smalti, marble, vitreous glass, Van Gogh glass, Eco smalti
Available at Mosaic Morphosis

As a way to incorporate many textures in an abstract way, I decided to fuse a glass "grid" of sorts to delineate various section. I'm really very pleased with the result.

When I teach the Mosaic Textures class in Los Angeles at Mosaic Morphosis, we will be adding a fuming component to the class. I'm really excited about this, as using fused components in mosaic really opens up a whole new level of exploration. So many possibilities, so little time....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mosaic Textures Black

8" by 6" - Marble, stained glass, vitreous glass, smalti, Eco smalti
Available at the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

So hot on the tails of the all white piece, I decided to do an all black one. Interestingly enough, I actually had more tonal variation to play with than the white piece. The design here is loosely based on the Blue Textures piece, as I felt it was an excellent design for playing with multiple textures.

All these piece have been created to display the sorts of pieces we will creat in the three Mosaic Textures classes in California in June. If you live in that sunny State, you should join in!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mosaic Textures White

8" by 8" - Marble, eco smalti, dalles de verre, smalti, vitreous glass, stained glass
Available at the Institute of Mosaic Art

Third in the Textures series, we have white. Unlike the first two colors, blue and amber, I can't really say that I have tonal variation here to use. Therefore, the Texture becomes extremely important. However, I do think I managed to convey my subject, a corn field, rather well.