Mosaics can transform the most primitive motifs into works of art.
With Mosaic Craft, learn how a basic understanding of the techniques (and a little imagination) will help you create brilliant and beautiful projects for your home.
This book begins with information on the tools you will need, and then covers all the basic techniques, with clear instructions and step-by-step photographs.
The project section has 20 glorious designs that build in complexity as you progress in skill, from easy items that can be made in a few hours to more complex projects, taking a couple of days. Also included is a gallery of Martin's own work, which is designed to inspire.
Discover the joys of creating tiled art with this complete guide to the art of mosaic crafting.
About the Author
Martin Cheek graduated in graphic design from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1981. Having made award winning films as a student, he subsequently worked on several puppet animation projects including ‘The Wind in the Willows’ ‘Paddington Bear’ ‘Noddy in Toyland’ and ‘Portland Bill’. He then set up his own production company Cheeky Films Ltd. For many years Martin wads a part time lecturer at the Royal College of Art. He is a former art critic for the Daily Express and now works full time as a professional mosaic artist. Martin is regularly commissioned by both private and corporate clients as well as by museums. His work also appears in leading National magazines and newspapers as well as on television. His weekend courses in the UK and abroad continue to be popular with students from all over the world keen to learn the art of making mosaic. Over 1200 people have now attended Martin’s courses.
"Martin's Cheek's latest book is sure to spark interest among amateurs and experts alike. The experienced mosaicist may learn about techniques not yet mastered or new materials, while the amateur can learn about essential tools and basic methods." --"Groutline"
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 22nd September 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.8 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.559