Louis J. Tiffany Inspired Mosaics
This workshop held at Anything in Stained Glass, Frederick, MD. Currently sold out and wait listing. Please call ATISG to be wait listed, we are quite a way out from workshop date and good change there will be a few openings. tel: 301/378-2218. ATISG handles all sign ups for this workshop including wait list.
The Tiffany Studios began producing mosaic artwork in the late 1870’s. These mosaics were known for their deeply saturated colors and lustrous surfaces. In this workshop we will create contemporary reproductions of Tiffany Mosaic Designs. There are many contemporary stained glass manufacturers creating glass mimicking the brilliant Favrile glass developed by the Tiffany Studios, and an exceptional selection is available at Anything in Stained Glass. Students will be guided through the process of fabrication of mosaics in the direct technique, creating a beautiful interior mosaic fine-art work.
There is a separate $35 supply fee payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop. This covers Tiffany inspired design patterns, properly prepared substrates, design tools and grout. Students provide own glass and adhesive. ATISG store will be open throughout the workshop hours for your convenience and ATISG will loan hand tools if student does not already own. ATISG also provides access to their scrap, no charge, a bonus!
Class will begin with a historical overview of Tiffany Mosaics using the book The Mosaics of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Edith Crouch as a primary resource.
Students will be introduced to the nuances of working with stained glass as a mosaic material, including cutting techniques, sourcing and preparation of materials and fabrication methods. Mosaic or Stained glass experience helpful but not required.
WE BEGIN AND STOP PROMPTLY, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
A short recommended tools and supply list will go to students a few weeks in advance of the workshop. ATISG will loan hand tools if you do not own and have more grinders for student use than you and imagine! Tools needed are: good quality glass scorer, running plier and LePonitt wheeled nipper (trust me, this is the best and most versatile investment you can make!). Finished art works are in the 12 x 16 or 12 x 12 range depending on selected pattern and for interior display only.
If you do not finish your mosaic during workshop hours you will be sent home with grout to do on your own.
photos: student work by Margie Hobson (2020), other works by Chris Porter, Theresa Jackson, Kristin Landry and others. Forgive me for not crediting you here – let me know if I am showing off your artwork and wish to be credited. Needless to say, my photo collection may be beyond organization!
Telephone ATISG or click through to their website to register. Space Limited!
Anything in Stained Glass, 5104 Pegasus Court, Frederick, MD 21704