Thursday, November 23, 2006
Colin of mediterraneangarden blogspot suggested that the process of mosaicing be shown, so here's the virgin pot and subsequent steps: the lizards and salamanders were drawn on the pot. Ordinary ceramic bathroom tiles are cut up, made smaller with special tools, shaped with nibblers or a grindstone and fixed to the terracotta surface with glue.
The background is meant to look like a tiled wall
Later fronds of greenery were mosaiced around the rim.
Grouting was added, squidged in, scraped and sponged off.
We applied a brown one and when it was dry, it was like pale chocolate - not the effect we wanted. The finished pot was placed on a plinth in the middle of the new circular path...