Tues, Sept 1, 2020 - private workshop for John Gregory & friends
Explore the traditional mosaic glass of Venice known as smalti, using traditional and modern tools to begin a small mosaic. In addition to this wonderful material, this year we'll also experiment with adding stone or stained glass to your smalti for interesting contrasts.
You'll have the opportunity to use the traditional hammer and hardie to shape the glass for the start of an 8" square project to finish in class or at home with provided materials. No grouting needed. Learn about traditional and contemporary methods of application and cutting smalti as you work in the direct method.
• All materials provided, all tools while in class
• Bring wheeled glass nippers, or plan to purchase in order to finish your project at home. Nippers provided for use during the workshop. Recommended nippers are Leponitt or Montolit brand, which can be ordered from smalti.com, mosaicsmalti.com or dimosaico.com, or Leponitts can be purchased from instructor ($25).
Optional - bring a simple design for an 8" square substrate. Instructor will provide other design templates if you don't have one.