From Glass Craftsman Magazine 2008
PIETRO - FRIENDSHIP AS INSPIRATION
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PIQUE ASSIETTE -
fantastic appeal of the Pique Assiette method lies in the
unpredictable and unique results achieved when random materials are
unified in mosaic form. While this style is not typically favored as
a “fine art” medium, it has tremendous value in the mosaic world,
because of all methods, it is perhaps the simplest to master.
This art form allows so much freedom, and at
the same time restricts the artist to the boundaries dictated by
materials on hand. As a result, the final mosaic is usually
whimsical and almost always colorful, and easily admired by anyone
who sees it. It is perhaps this “folk art” flavor that makes it so
Because it is
easier to learn mosaic basics via Pique Assiette, this workshop
provides a mix of materials, including plates, other ceramic items,
standard glass tiles, stained glass, etc, so you can become familiar
with the many options available to all artists.
After this workshop, you should be able to
continue your mosaic development, relying on the resources provided
in the following pages.
The mosaic art world is incredibly diverse.
Be sure to look at the online sites, particularly those of
contemporary artists. Mosaic styles, methods, and possibilities are
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