Mosaic Workshop ‘PUMP UP THE VOLUME’

Cushy surfaces with vibrating textures, a thinset created according to your own ideas. Who has not dreamed of letting mosaic flow like a second skin? Learn how to create a pillow-like mosaic surface from simple material.

mused_mosaik_workshop_3d_volumenAfter ideas and procedures have been discussed and put to paper, we create our own surface from wire and papier mâché, on which we then apply our mosaic texture. Examples of 3D works by other mosaicists are presented, which serve as inspiration and basis for discussion.

Due to the longer preparation time, this workshop is intended for advanced students. The number of participants is limited, so make sure you get a seat quickly. For registration and further information write me an e-mail. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Mosaic Workshop ‘PUMP UP THE VOLUME’

2 weekends Friday to Sunday (30 hours total)

We work with hammer and hardie, the traditional mosaic tools. As a student, you create a mosaic with a surface of approx. 30 x 30 cm, in a freely selected form. The course documentation will be given to you as additional intellectual support after the workshop.

You will learn 

  • Creation of a 3D design and a mosaic texture
  • Creation a mosaic base of wire and paper mache
  • Preparation of the mosaic stones with the mosaic chamber
  • Application of the mosaic texture on the thinset

Different designs are available, own ideas can be brought. You can choose from marble and smalti from my collection and add your own material.


Miriam Bastisch (1982) has attended the triennal mosaic class at renowned  Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Spilimbergo, Italy. With her blog, since 2012, she gives practical information on mosaic techniques, presents interviews with prominent and emerging artists from the international mosaic scene and gives insights into the work of mosaic artists. Since 2013, she passes on her knowledge in workshops and classes.


Participation fee: 490,- Euro, including documentation, material and tools. A mosaic hammer should be brought or can be lended (please tell me in your email).

Vouchers: You would like to give a voucher for a mused workshop as a gift? Just let me know in your email and we will clarify further details.

Languages: German (open to Italian, French and English speakers)

Location: Bright and cosy studio in Düsseldorf


For registration and further information please send me an email. I will then provide you with more information about the booking.


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