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Mosaic Patterns

Mosaic Patterns (Hardback)

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Decorating and designing with mosaics has been popular for centuries throughout the world, from Ancient Greece and Rome to Mexico. Mosaic is incredibly versatile and a whole range of effects can be achieved using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirror or granite tiles. Mosaic lends itself naturally to pattern as patterns are built up from repeated elements - as is mosaic.

This stunning new book explores the use of pattern in mosaic through 19 beautiful step-by-step projects. Each projects is designed to illustrate the different types of pattern you can create. For example, pattern can be created through colour, tone or shape, and can be geometric or fluid. Mosaic patterns often draw inspirations from nature, so you often see plant or animal motifs repeated, either as the main part of the design or as background.

With a comprehensive section on materials and techniques and with clear step-by-step photographs and instructions throughout, this is the perfect guide for the beginner, as well as experienced mosaic artists.

Sport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsCarving & modelling, moulding & casting Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 10/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9781845372859  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin have been partners in the Mosaic Workshop for eight years. From their studio, they produce mosaics for public and private commissions, and run courses on all aspects of mosaic design. They have recently opened a shop and gallery in central London. Tessa Hunkin has fulfilled a multitude of public and private commissions, including St Alban in Westminster Cathedral, Quaglino's restaurant in London, and Qaboos Mosque in Buraimi, Oman. As part of the renowned Mosaic Workshop, she has restored works in many public buildings including the National Portrait Gallery in London and Brighton Museum. Her regular partnership with Emma Biggs has produced several exhibitions over recent years and three previous books - Mosaics for the Garden, Stylish and Simple Mosaic, and Mosaic Workshop.

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