Saturday, September 28, 2019

Circle of Stone - Pebble Mosaic Workshop (9-28-2019)

We had a great, fun workshop today making pebble mosaics. We started out with a 6 x 6" framed substrate and played with design possibilities and created not one, but two pebble mosaics in one day. It was wonderful having Brendy (who has taken my 3 day Glass-on Glass Mosaic Mandala workshop before) and Mia (who is new to the wonderful world of mosaics). I think you will agree that the results are exceptional. Enjoy! (oh and consider scheduling a fun day in the studio taking this or another of my workshops.)








Sunday, June 16, 2019

Stained Glass Mosaic Mandala 3 Day Workshop (6-13/14/15-2019)

We had such and fun group of friends who decided to fly across the country and take my 3 day glass-on-glass mosaic mandala class together. Not only were they able to spend additional days and nights enjoying San Antonio, they were also able to have a great learning experience and come away with their own unique mandala ready to hang in a window back home. They definitely collected wonderful memories on this trip and the word is they will be back next summer for a new mosaic adventure! I can't wait. Thank you Linda, Tamra, & Kristy! Now look at these pics from the last day of class. Didn't they do an awesome job?

Linda Pfeiffer's beautiful mandala of blues and greens

Tamra Plaga's mandala of movement with reds and oranges

Kristy's beautiful floral pattern in blues




Saturday, February 23, 2019

Celestial Gaudi Full Day Workshop 2-23-2019

Didn't Angele and Andrea do a beautiful job capturing the feel of the theme "Celestial Gaudi" using vintage Oceana and Bullseye glass. Their hard work paid off! And to think, neither had ever had any experience with mosaics before taking this workshop.





Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stained Glass Mosaic Mandala Workshop (6-18/19/20 or 21-2018)

Beautiful mosaic mandalas created by Mary, Carol, Susan, and Becky during the 3 day mosaic mandala workshop.







Friday, June 15, 2018

Mosaic Mandala Workshop 6-12/13/14-2018






Another great workshop learning how to create glass-on-glass mosaics for a personal mandala. Don't you think Suzanne, Karen, and Sawndra's hard work paid off? Beautiful mandalas with completely different design and color palettes.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Introductory Mosaic Workshop

Nina wanted to learn some of the basics of mosaics so we developed our own workshop. She loves the idea of combining different materials to come up with something unique so this is what we decided to do.  In the process we learned mosaic basics like what makes a good substrate, doing a scratch coat, using different adhesives, applying thinset, cutting ceramics and glass smalti, considering value (lights & darks) in a design, and setting tesserae. I think you will agree, it was a great start.




Thursday, March 8, 2018

Glass-on-Glass Mandala Workshop by David Chidgey (3-6/7/8-2018)

Amazing work once again!. Look at what Jennifer, Stuart, Melissa, and Barbara completed during three days (and at least one evening) during the Glass Mosaic Mandala workshop. I would like to thank each of you for letting me share my passion for mosaics.