Does this sound familiar to you?
You’re at a party talking to someone you have only known that evening. At a certain moment you get asked: So what do you do for a living? and your answer is: I make mosaics. Your interlocutor makes faces in a mixture of incomprehension, irritation and disbelief.
Maybe some of these questions follow:
That means you lay tiles in bathrooms?
So you’re a restorer?
Really? So mosaics are still made?
It is clear that hardly anyone can imagine that an old craft as mosaic is still practiced. There are few studios and training opportunities. And people nowadays often think of surfaces and interiors that are embellished with industrially produced material when you speak of mosaic. To understand what mosaic making means today you have to feel the surfaces, see people working with the tools and get acquainted with the many techniques it offers.
On my blog I publish artist interviews, reports on mosaic techniques and tell about my education in Spilimbergo. I’m doing educational work, so to speak.
To show all the trends that exist today in the field of mosaic making in a few minutes, I have created the video above. As a kind of response to the many questions people ask me who have never seen how mosaic is made. Maybe it will serve you when someone asks you what you do in your life.
Who and what is shown in the video?
For the creation of the video I have used a lot of material from interviews I produced for this blog. And I filmed a lot in school this May.
My sincere thanks are given to: