Meera Lester is an internationally published writer
based in San Jose, California, where she writes books,
articles, and screenplays. Also an avid artist, Lester
paints in oils and indulges her passion for pique
assiette by decorating pots, bird baths, and
stepping-stones in her garden.
About the artist
Artist Marsha Janda-Rosenberg has spent more than 30
years studying and creating art in a variety of diverse
mediums, ranging from textiles to steel sculpture. Her
current focus is mosaics where she has blended two of
her passions--ceramics and gardening. In addition to
having her pieces exhibited in galleries around
California, Janda-Rosenberg teaches pique assiette and
creates one-of-a-kind designs such as patios, walkways,
and murals. Her studio is located in Soquel, California.
Pique Assiette, a French term popularly translated as
among mosaic artists, was wildly popular in 1920’s
and is now experimenting a renaissance world-wide. It’s
a fun and easy craft that appeals to beginners as well
as experienced mosaic artists seeking new and exciting
techniques to add to their repertoire. You’ve seen
these beautiful artworks in galleries - now you can make
them at home.
The fully illustrated simple four-step process can be
used to ornament all types of surfaces - from small
frames and wall plaques to flower pots, tabletops,
serving trays, stepping-stones, and more. Adventures in
Mosaics is packed with complete instructions for 18
beautiful projects, plus a gallery filled with even more
inspirational objects. Now is the time to start putting
pretty, chipped dishware; old jewellery; mirrors; and
broken pottery to good use!