May 24, 2013

Completed Mosaics

Here are the final products! The face tiles were hand cut and glazed by the students and later the background was filled in with broken ceramic tiles. Finally, they grouted the background so you couldn't see the plywood anymore.

May 10, 2013

Karn's mosaic

Karn's is all put together! He did a great job of breaking up the surfaces of his face to create the illusion of dimension.

May 08, 2013

Mosaics Fired!

These are glaze fired pieces for the self portrait mosaics. The pieces will be mounted and grouted on these 12in x 12in boards. (Pictured above are some of the landscape tiles).

May 03, 2013

Glazed pieces!!

After a long week of worrying about the broken kiln (kids pieces need to be fired for the end of the year), I was pleased to unload all these pieces from the kiln. With the thermocouples fixed, WMA ceramics is now back in commission!

May 02, 2013

Tiled faces

Inspire by Picasso and the Cubist movement, students have been busy cutting and glazing tiles for a mosaic. After these pieces are fired, they will be glued down on a 12x12in board and accompanied by more mosaic tiles in the background. This is the first time I've introduced this lesson and so far, they look awesome!