Heads and Tails
Another mosaic weekend, more faces looking out at you from Panel Five. “The Feeding of the 5000” at University Presbyterian Church is still taking shape.
After cutting tile, we shake the pieces (called tesserae) in a jar of detergent water to knock off all the sharp edges.
These are wheeled nippers, good for glass and ceramic tile.
The figures are drawn onto the the panel, but the workers make the shading, light-to-dark, that makes the figures come to life. If you don’t already know the basics of drawing, you learn quickly on this project. Little kids, adults, doesn’t matter. Everyone can do this.
We have two weekends of mosaic-making scheduled in July.