Weekend Crafts: Mosaics
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- 1st January 2011
- 80 pages - 289 x 215 xmm
The ancient though highly accessible art of mosaic is currently undergoing a revival, both as a versatile craft and as a decorative feature in contemporary design. Appealing to beginners and experienced mosaic artists alike, "Weekend Crafts: Mosaics" features indoor and outdoor projects using a wide range of styles, materials and techniques that can be completed over a weekend. Written with infectious enthusiasm by a leading authority on the subject, this exciting book offers clear instruction and step-by-step photographs and drawings, along with templates for many of the designs. The Getting Started chapter provides a detailed introduction to the equipment required, the materials available, cutting and mosaic techniques, and a useful glossary of terms. This allows the beginner - and those with more experience - to get to grips with the techniques and materials and to complete one of the many beautiful mosaics featured in the Projects section in just a few days.
Martin Cheek has a background in graphic design and animations and is particularly interested in the decorative arts, especially mosaics. An acclaimed professional mosaic artist he is regularly commissioned by both private and corporate clients and has had many one-man exhibitions. He runs regular weekend courses in mosaic.