Create a “Picque Assiette Mosaic” Photo Frame
Picque Assiette Mosaic is a universally practiced craft. Artisans use shards of old ceramic china dishes, pottery and other related bits and pieces to create mosaic designs on all sorts of surfaces.
In this three-day workshop, students will learn techniques to repurpose old unused dishes and other related found bits and pieces to create a unique design on a very usable wooden photo frame.
These basic supplies will be provided: Frames, including glass and hardware; adhesives; grout; use of cutting and grinding tools; a selection of old dishes and shards to supplement students’ own collections.
To make designs more meaningful, students are encouraged to bring a small selection of their own old pieces of discarded china plates, cups, lids, etc. Thin rather than chunky dishes usually work best for this project.
Please bring safety glasses, an apron or old shirt, protective gardening type gloves, an old towel cut into 5” squares, containers for sorting out shards (shoe box size for big pieces and 4-5 plastic or paper cups). Optional but handy if you have one… a Dremel hand electric tool with sanding or grinding bits.
Class will meet Saturday, Sunday, Monday, March 11, 12, 13 (10 am – 2 pm each day) in the Joan Hay Madeira Education Center at SVAC.
Elinor Katz began her formal training at the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She then received a BA at the University of Vermont and went on to do graduate work at New York University, Westchester County Community College, Hunter College, and The New School. She also studied at the Taos Institute of Art in New Mexico. For 22 years, Elinor taught art in Westchester County, NY public schools. In the 90s, she taught herself pique assiette, the art of creating mosaic designs with pieces of broken china on almost any surface…walls, sculptures, vintage furniture, frames, lamps, jewelry. She lives in Jamaica, VT, and her mosaics have been exhibited and sold in various Vermont galleries and craft shows.