A comprehensive guide to mosaic techniques and design.
Mosaics enhance everyday objects, revive decors and can be long-lasting works of art. Versatile, strong and wonderfully expressive, one of the appeals of mosaic is its ability to defy time.
The Complete Mosaic Handbook is a comprehensive guide to basic and advanced techniques and design of mosaic art. The book includes step-by-step instructions for thirty practical projects for mosaic artists at every level of experience. Each project is conveniently rated by cost, time and difficulty.
Projects range from the simple to the sophisticated and include:
- Place mats and coasters
- Beaded picture frame
- Outdoor planter
- Garden path
- Fruit platter
- Jewelry box
- Glass vase
- House numbers
The projects employ a wide variety of materials from traditional tile, glass and stone to found objects. The text is concise and jargon-free with full color photographs explaining each step. Valuable advice includes tricks of the trade and design tips for avoiding common mistakes.
Also featured is an extensive gallery of mosaic art styles throughout history: Ancient Greece, Byzantium, Renaissance, then on to contemporary styles such as Arts and Crafts.
Easy-to-follow, foolproof and beautifully illustrated, The Complete Mosaic Handbook is as inspiring as it is instructive.
A holistic approach to learning mosaics. There are sections not only on equipment, techniques and supplies, but on more artistic aspects.-- (12/12/2004)
A weighty and thorough journey into the world of mosaics... designs are both expertly executed and nicely broken down into step-by-step instructions.-- (10/22/2004)
Conveys a potent sense of the majesty and diversity of mosaic art... gorgeous and practical craft book... It is difficult to turn away from this classy volume.-- (12/15/2004)
Even the most novice of crafters will be tempted by the projects illustrated in this book... As well-executed as these chapters are, the most riveting is the first chapter on the history of mosaics... lavish illustrations.-- (02/20/2005)
Express yourself and enhance your decor... create lasting works of art with mosaics.-- (01/01/2006)
If you know nothing about mosaic... [this] is your book. If you know everything about mosaic, this is still your book.-- (05/29/2005)
It's obvious immediately that this book stands apart from the basic beginner's manual... this book offers something for everyone.-- (04/16/2005)
Stunning... Just about every area of these elaborate projects -- beaded picture frames to shell plant pots -- is covered in minute detail.-- (12/16/2004)
A step-by-step program for developing the art of mosaic.--Jane Gadd"Globe and Mail" (10/15/2004)
More than 500 photographs an illustrations will motivate you to create, with step-by-step instructions.--Jenn Houlihan"Style at Home" (02/01/2005)
This book is impressive, for both its comprehensiveness and the thoroughness of the directions.--Linda Hutchinson"San Gabriel Valley Tribune" (11/20/2004)
Those who want to try their hand at this ancient artform can start with award winning mosaic artist Sarah Kelly's all-encompassing book.--Joanne Hatherly"CanWest News Service" (01/14/2005)