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Exterior Mosaics in Unglazed Porcelain: Retro Meets Modern

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TWO TIME OPTIONS: Tues., Jan. 28–Mar. 17, 1–3:30 p.m. or Tues., Jan. 28–Mar. 17, 6:30–9 p.m.

Unglazed porcelains have a natural look and earthy texture that make them a perfect choice to mimic traditional mosaics in exterior projects with a contemporary flair. The material’s high-density clay body is easy to cut with inexpensive tile nippers.

This 8-session course begins with a comprehensive overview of how to create exterior mosaics, an exploration of harmonious mosaic design, and instruction in fabrication techniques. Students create cartoons as a basis for their projects, using instructor-provided designs from Roman and Byzantine periods or their own original design, then complete and grout their pieces, which are suitable for exterior display. All skill levels are welcomed.

A supply fee of $80 payable to the instructor includes exterior-rated substrate, hanging devices, adhesives, tool loan, and ample supply of ceramic materials to create a one-square-foot mosaic.

Unglazed Porcelains are the perfect choice to mimic the look of traditional mosaics while givig a contemporary flair. They have a natural look and earthy feel that is second to none. Its high-density clay body is easy to cut with inexpensive tile nippers. Your final artwork will be suitable for exterior display.

The course begins with a comprehensive overview for creating exterior mosaics and students can expect to gain an understanding of harmonious mosaic design and exterior fabrication techniques. Instructor will provide patterns, however students are welcome to bring their own image to interpret, a detailed supply list and suggestions to prepare for class downloadable from the SI website 2 weeks in advance.

We will only be working with unglazed porcelain in this course. Works are grouted at the final class meeting.  All skill levels welcome.

Photo: student work “Ripple” by Will Bernard, in gallery are other student works from past workshops.


Start On January 28, 2020
Duration 8 weeks
Level Any
Supply Fee $80
Hours Tuesdays, 1pm - 3:30m OR 6:30pm - 9pm
Price $245.00

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