Monday, October 12, 2015

Design Inspiration

I took a class to learn to mosaic. It is something I've always wanted to try. What has surprised me is that it seems to help my creativity, just trying something new. I've enjoyed sewing more!

I've made a few frames, like the one on the right. It's made from dishes - both new and vintage. That's what takes the most time, collecting dishes and other fun things to use in mosaics. I included a few marbles and beads in this one too.

A friend who works in ceramics told me that there are discarded pots when a kiln is emptied. I collected a few of those last week and got going on this pot.

I haven't applied grout yet so it will look different when it's finished ... I'll finish it up this week.


  1. These look great. I used to save all my broken dishes, but finally gave the boxes away. I did bring them along on my last move (16 years ago) and marked the box, "Fragile, Broken Dishes." It took awhile before I got the irony.

  2. oh that is too funny. i used to save them too! but that is no surprise, we are thrifty folks. good to hear from you, as always.

  3. You did a very cool mosaic pot! Yeah we do always have some broken pottery and we just add it to clay, though I sometimes take some pretty pieces to do some mosaic at home)