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Adventures in Mosaics

Creating Pique Assiette Mosaics from Broken China, Glass, Pottery, and Found Treasures

By Meera Lester

Paperback, 128pages, 28 × 21.6 × 1cm


About the Author

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 ‘broken plate’

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!

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