Mary Ponchio


From Glass Craftsman Magazine 2008


Mosaic How-To Pietro-Friendship as Inspiration Pietro-Friendship as Inspiration

(Click any page to read the full article in PDF)

From Materials Used in Workshop Presentations


MOSAIC - PIQUE ASSIETTEThe fantastic appeal of the Pique Assiette method lies in the unpredictable and unique results achieved when random materials are unified in mosaic form. While this style is not typically favored as a “fine art” medium, it has tremendous value in the mosaic world, because of all methods, it is perhaps the simplest to master. 

This art form allows so much freedom, and at the same time restricts the artist to the boundaries dictated by materials on hand. As a result, the final mosaic is usually whimsical and almost always colorful, and easily admired by anyone who sees it. It is perhaps this “folk art” flavor that makes it so popular.

Because it is easier to learn mosaic basics via Pique Assiette, this workshop provides a mix of materials, including plates, other ceramic items, standard glass tiles, stained glass, etc, so you can become familiar with the many options available to all artists.

After this workshop, you should be able to continue your mosaic development, relying on the resources provided in the following pages.

The mosaic art world is incredibly diverse. Be sure to look at the online sites, particularly those of contemporary artists. Mosaic styles, methods, and possibilities are truly endless!

Mosaic Workshop Presented by Mary Ponchio

 ©Copyright 2011 by Mary Ponchio