Do you remember in my post from December 2013 about the first team work? Nearly 4 months we have cut tesserae, glued and sweated properly. Now it is finally ready: Our peacock from Tunis surrounded by beautiful plants. Also the other works in which 2 –4 students from my class work together each are in phase of completion or already complete. Feels just great!

Next week we start officially with the processing of smalts. I’m curious what projects are waiting for us.

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  • Now this is what I best love in Mosaics… Classical Roman tiles, mostly stones or ceramics, beautiful. This is what has drown me to this art !
    Congratulations and good luck with smaltis…

    • I am a fan of natural materials, too. And the Romans made wonderful mosaics and were so excellent in everything they did. But for now I’ll enjoy working with smalti. Thanks for your kind wishes!

  • it looks great, congratulations! and you have all been working so clean, no glue spots anywhere even in the “work-in-progress” pics!! a couple of questions: what did you work on? it looked like a plastic sheet… and I didn’t see any sections, how did you handle the big one? thank you!!

    • Dear Sabina, thank you! You are right, we worked on plastic put over the image to see what to copy. The work then was taken out of the frame and fixed afterwards to its surface. Maybe it looks bigger than it really is on the photos.

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