|Hot Mosaics with Christine Stewart|
Join Australian Glass Artist Christine Stewart at the Las Vegas Glass Craft & Bead Expo on Wednesday, March 26th from 9am-5pm, where she’ll be sharing tips and tricks for using No Days in your mosaics.
WE_29_A – HOT MOSAICS – GETS HOTTER & HOTTER
In this dynamic Two Day class Christine will definitely spark your
inspiration and fascination with ‘HOT MOSAICS”, a technique which
combines two of the hottest trends in glass art – mosaics and glass
fusing! With a small kiln and basic fusing skills you will fire up fused
glass components to incorporate within your mosaic designs.
These components will be further embellished by using frit, stringer,
confetti, glass paints, 22ct gold and dichroic glass. The effect is
unique with the softened rounded edges of the fired components creating a
dramatic contrast to the neighboring non fired flat pieces of glass.
Students will complete a 10″ x 10″ Hot Mosaic Project and learn the
technical aspects of fusing glass in a kiln while designing specifically
for mosaics….. and then it gets Hotter !!! Christine will demonstrate
how to apply HOT MOSAICS to acrylic, leather, fabric and metal, adding a
gorgeous touch of bling. Just imagine the new project possibilities for
you and your students. – creating mosaic designs on leather belts,
purses, acrylic frames, watch bands … even elegant shawls and fabrics.
Then you will push the limits even further as Christine shares with you
her ‘Dimensional Mosaic Layering Techniques”…… this additional
decorative layer is added to the completed surface of your mosaic
designs – applied after grouting. These additional design elements may
either be fired components or decorative beads, jewelry or any
interesting shape or material. You will be guided step by step through
all of Christine’s HOT MOSAIC techniques and also thoroughly cover
surface preparation, applications of mosaic and suitable surfaces, which
adhesives to use when, how to layer and build up dimension within your
designs, to grout or not to grout, grout coloring techniques … all
your questions will be answered. Students bring: glass cutting tools,
glass mosaic cutters, glass cutting surface, Sharpie marking pen, small
pair scissors, tweezers, note pad & pen. Students must wear safety
glasses and wear covered footwear.
Christine is the author and
designer of five art glass books and three pattern packs with CKE
Publications which are distributed worldwide. Christine is also the
recipient of fourteen ‘Gallery of Excellence Awards’ in both the
Professional Mosaic and Professional Glass Bead & Jewelry
Categories, Glass Craft Expo. A glass artist who is internationally
recognized for her dramatic designs, innovative techniques and eccentric
use of color.
Christine travels to the USA annually sharing her skills and in recent years developed the ‘HOT MOSAIC’ technique.