Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

I learned mosaic making at the traditional and unique school ‘Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli’, in the north of Venice. Here, you can find all the blog posts in which I reported on my experiences during my apprenticeship in the north of Italy.

Bye bye, Spilimbergo

Whenever I feel thwarted in life, I know I need to change something. Some time ago it happenend to me ever more often, during my last year before becoming Maestra Mosaicista.

Back to school: Finally in 3rd!

So here I am again back to school, at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, here in small Spilimbergo, not far from Udine and the Carnic Alps to compete…

Saggio finale: Phoenix rising

After cutting the lava stone into chopsticks, cubes and halves, I finally found the form I liked for my final mosaic work of second year.

Mosaic portrait finished!

It really feels like magic when tesserae made of stone begin to form the eyes, the nose, the mouth, and finally the face gets its shape.

3 years anniversary

Thank you for 3 years of reading, commenting and sharing articles, for your feedback and for your ideas!

Final weeks in Spilimbergo

We have been choosing and preparing materials, creating work samples, testing the overall effect: the final mosaic work of the second year is approaching!

A portrait made of marble

Creating a portrait with marble is surely the most fascinating thing I have been doing until now here at the mosaic school in Spilimbergo.

Hangs like hell!

Finally, our Byzantine group work was hung and of course we have posed proudly for a photo.

Can you smell the spring?

One of the most beautiful projects so far at school due to its simplicity and experimental approach: the Ikebana interpreted by us in mosaic.