Mary Ponchio

WHEN LOVE BLOOMS        Broken Plates

This mosaic is shown in MOSAIC FINE ART PORTRAITS by Pam Givens and Irit Levy


The Platebreaker's Art

Platebreaking is a special realm of modern mosaics that requires unusual persistence and adaptability on the part of the artist. Material quantities are not easily guaranteed, and a variety of patterns, colors and qualities of ceramic are typically employed. This factor often dictates design, and creates spontaneity. Improvisation is essential, and this exciting element inspires the artist and charms the connoisseur.

All tesserae in this mosaic were hand-cut from vintage and modern tableware.