|Hot Mosaics with Christine Stewart|
WE_29_A - HOT MOSAICS - GETS HOTTER & HOTTER
In this dynamic Two Day class Christine will definitely spark your inspiration and fascination with 'HOT MOSAICS", a technique which combines two of the hottest trends in glass art - mosaics and glass fusing! With a small kiln and basic fusing skills you will fire up fused glass components to incorporate within your mosaic designs. These components will be further embellished by using frit, stringer, confetti, glass paints, 22ct gold and dichroic glass. The effect is unique with the softened rounded edges of the fired components creating a dramatic contrast to the neighboring non fired flat pieces of glass. Students will complete a 10" x 10" Hot Mosaic Project and learn the technical aspects of fusing glass in a kiln while designing specifically for mosaics..... and then it gets Hotter !!! Christine will demonstrate how to apply HOT MOSAICS to acrylic, leather, fabric and metal, adding a gorgeous touch of bling. Just imagine the new project possibilities for you and your students. - creating mosaic designs on leather belts, purses, acrylic frames, watch bands ... even elegant shawls and fabrics. Then you will push the limits even further as Christine shares with you her 'Dimensional Mosaic Layering Techniques"...... this additional decorative layer is added to the completed surface of your mosaic designs - applied after grouting. These additional design elements may either be fired components or decorative beads, jewelry or any interesting shape or material. You will be guided step by step through all of Christine's HOT MOSAIC techniques and also thoroughly cover surface preparation, applications of mosaic and suitable surfaces, which adhesives to use when, how to layer and build up dimension within your designs, to grout or not to grout, grout coloring techniques ... all your questions will be answered. Students bring: glass cutting tools, glass mosaic cutters, glass cutting surface, Sharpie marking pen, small pair scissors, tweezers, note pad & pen. Students must wear safety glasses and wear covered footwear.
Christine is the author and designer of five art glass books and three pattern packs with CKE Publications which are distributed worldwide. Christine is also the recipient of fourteen ‘Gallery of Excellence Awards’ in both the Professional Mosaic and Professional Glass Bead & Jewelry Categories, Glass Craft Expo. A glass artist who is internationally recognized for her dramatic designs, innovative techniques and eccentric use of color.
Christine travels to the USA annually sharing her skills and in recent years developed the ‘HOT MOSAIC’ technique.