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The Encyclopedia of Mosaic Techniques
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BEFORE YOU START
Mosaics Ancient and Modern
Design Sources Color in Mosaics
SETTING UP
Types of Tesserae
Safety Equipment
Drawing Equipment
Surfaces
Adhesives
Fixing Equipment
Grouting Equipment
Workshop Set-up
A - Z OF TECHNIQUES
Adhesive Techniques
Andamenti
Backgrounds
Borders
Casting
Central motifs
Common Mistakes
Cutting Techniques
Design Techniques
Direct method
Direct method on mesh
Double reverse method
Finishing and fixing
Glass and silicone
Grouting
Indirect method on paper
Indirect method with plastic
Laying tessarae
Micromosaic
Opus
Outdoor direct adhesive method
Outdoor indirect method
Outdoor sand and cement
Pebbles
Repeat fan patterns
Taking templates
Three dimensional effects
Three dimensional surfaces
Useful tips
GALLERY
Andamenti
Color
Cutting
Contrast
Light effects
Pattern
Realism
Relief
Tone
GLOSSARY
INDEX
CREDITS

About the Author

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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June 2015

28 designs offer a range of application for indoor home decor accents, tabletops, and frames, to outdoor pottery and patio flair. In-depth information on choosing tesserae (tiles), surfaces, adhesives, and grout, to cutting tiles and building patterns is easily explained for the novice mosaic artist. Full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, and a glossary of helpful tips and applications ensures your tiling success. Whatever your experience level, this detailed publication of mosaic art is sure to inspire.

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