Synopses & Reviews
Bits and pieces, pique assiette, memoryware -- there are many names for this unique folk art technique that has flourished for centuries around the world. Mosaic art, revered for its intricacy and beauty, can now be made by anyone with the simple methods found in Making Bits and Pieces Mosaics.
Marshall's easy-to-follow techniques make it fun for readers to transform everyday items into one-of-a-kind works of art by attaching broken dishes, ceramics, jewelry, and glass to a wide range of surfaces. With clear, step-by-step directions and inspiring photographs, crafters can create fabulous projects of their own, including flower pots and vases, lamps, fireplace mantels, bird baths and bird houses, plant stands, garden tables, walkways, and more!
Marshall's techniques make it fun and easy for readers to transform everyday items into unique works of art by attaching broken dishes, ceramics, jewelry, and glass to a wide range of surfaces. By following the step-by-step instructions and inspiring color photos, readers can create more than two dozen projects, including vases and pots.
Create unique mosaic accents for your home and garden by applying broken pieces of glass, dishes, pottery, and jewelry to a variety of surfaces.
-- Decorate your home with colorful mirrors, frames, tables and vases
-- Beautify your garden with pots and urns, stepping stones, and garden walls.
-- Accentuate your yard with whimsical birdbaths and houses.
-- Create functional furnishings like umbrella stands, mailboxes, and backsplashes.
-- Make yourself shine with artistic jewelry, belt buckles, and much more!
About the Author
There’s much experience behind author Marlene Hurley Marshall's book, Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics, for she has been creating her own mosaic masterpieces for over a decade. Marlene’s work has been exhibited and sold in galleries and museums shops alike in Boston, San Francisco and the Berkshire region of Massachusetts, where she resides.
Table of Contents
Chapter One Introduction to Bits and Pieces Mosaics
Chapter Two Collecting and Designing with Bits and Pieces
Chapter Three Getting Started: The Basic Technique
Chapter Four Projects for the Home
Chapter Five Projects for the Garden
Chapter Six Bits and Pieces of the Imagination