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Mosaic Artwork For All!

Updated on September 22, 2016
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K.D. Martel is a writer, published author and artist working from her studio in the province of Québec, Canada.

Here are a few examples of my work

Country Wine Scene ceramic, stone and stained glass
Country Wine Scene ceramic, stone and stained glass
36 '' ceramic mosaic on cement capsule used to cover septic tank openings
36 '' ceramic mosaic on cement capsule used to cover septic tank openings
assemblage of glass mosaic tiles (3/4'') for a Roman Bath (private commission)
assemblage of glass mosaic tiles (3/4'') for a Roman Bath (private commission)
Egyptian Goddess, ceramic and bits of stained glass grouted in hardwood frame
Egyptian Goddess, ceramic and bits of stained glass grouted in hardwood frame

Welcome to the Beautiful and Fascinating World of Mosaic Artwork!

Welcome to my Mosaic Art hub where I will be putting up information on how to create your own beautiful mosaics!

Mosaics dating from 8th. century BC have been found in ancient Greece in the form of pebbles that were used to create elaborate designs! By the 4th. century BC, the Romans had perfected the technique of cutting natural marble pieces in various colours to create intricate works of art that still exist today in upper class homes, temples and villas!

Earlier civilizations like the Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians also possessed the techniques of creating mosaics.

Mosaics were, and still are used today where durability, beauty and function are needed. Take a look around your town, you will find examples of mosaics everywhere from your local bar that may have a mosaic tabletop, to a theatre, or bank that may have mosaic art installed into their flooring. True mosaic work should never measure more than 2 inches by 2 inches..anything larger is not considered mosaic art.

© 2008 K D Martel

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      K D Martel 

      10 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

      lol...I tried these types of mosaiques a few years ago, using wet plaster, carving the mosaic peices, painting them, but it looks too fake. I've seen places use this technique too, like restaurants, commercial buisnesses. Honestly, I don't care for it, it doesn't have the random look of a real mosaic and when you look at it up close, well, you realize that it's not a true mosaic..reminds me of stained glass painting...same thing...

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      HeartHealth 

      10 years ago

      Well, I have a slightly off beat story in this. There's an old building in our town with relatively new artwork- mosaic. Now, I sometimes discreetly tell my mom that I actually saw as a child how they made the artwork, something to do with arranging wet cement on the walls, cutting them into mosaical patterns, then after the distinguishing paints are applied.. voila, mosaic. Do you believe people can really pull of pseudo-mosaics like these? Looking forward to seeing you in my art glass and carnival glass hubs!

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      evemurphy 

      10 years ago from Ottawa

      I love mosaics! They are one of the less-noticed of the arts, but they deserve a much higher profile. Thanks for great page.

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      Abhinaya 

      10 years ago

      Yes kmartel.Please don't stop until you have given me all the tips.

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      K D Martel 

      10 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

      Hello Abhinaya!

      Anyone can create mosaics! Follow my series of how to do hubs and you'll create your first piece in no time. I suggest you start with simple ceramic (marble is more difficult to work with and cut), glass is easy to work with, but a little more preparation safety wise. I'll cover all this later.

      :)

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      Abhinaya 

      10 years ago

      This is truly marvellous.Do you think I can do it? I was wondering how you could place the correct pieces together and make a design.Is cutting the glass or marble pieces at home possible?....so many questions....I hope you can help me.

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