Tag: restoration

  • Gaudi Mosaic Bench Freeze Damage

    Mosaic Bench after Antoni Gaudi

    A few years ago, Karen J created a mosaic bench in her backyard using mining debris (large stones), cement, and chicken wire to form the base, which is similar the methods we recommend in our instructions for creating bases for outdoor mosaic sculptures. Karen modeled her bench after those made by the great mosaic architect […]

  • Removing Glass Tile To Change A Mosaic

    Mosaic Art In Progress

    This method for altering a mosaic can be used before grouting, or grout can first be removed by scraping it out with a grout removal tool or screwdriver. Why Remove Tiles? Even experienced artists modify their designs as they work on them, and beginners can’t help but use a trial and error approach. After all. it’s hard […]

  • Terracotta Flower Pots Mosaic Warning

    Terracotta flower pots are highly susceptible to freeze damage because the material is extremely porous. Moisture seeps into the tiny pores, freezes and expands, and then the surface flakes off as shown below. However, it is possible to use terracotta as a mosaic base provided the mosaic is mounted correctly and the artist understands the limitations of the […]