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Bonnie Fitzgerald’s Guide to Mosaic Techniques

With contributions from 100+ internationally renowned artists, this complete resource of mosaic techniques and design ideas is sure to become your go-to reference. With clear step-by-step sequences, mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald shows how to draw up an idea, cut and arrange tiles, and lay designs successfully. All tools, materials, and equipment are clearly explained, and you'll find helpful hints on setting up a comfortable workspace, as well as essential information on installing your finished mosaics.

The book includes 10 project descriptions, such as a mirror frame, table top, house number, and two- and three-dimensional artworks. Plus, you’ll find tips and sample mosaics from some of the world’s leading mosaic artists throughout the book!


300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates, and Trade Secrets

by Bonnie Fitzgerald

This in an indispensable collection of essential know-hows, inspirational projects, and troubleshooting tips.

Just like having a mosaic tutor on call 24 hours a day—300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets is packed with handy, timesaving tips, trade secrets, templates, projects, and technical knowledge to improve your skills, speed up the learning process, and help you make unique mosaics with a professional finish. The book is filled with easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques, photography, illustrations and professional quick fixes and solutions for commonly encountered problems. Also given is advice on what to buy and how to use the huge variety of tools and materials—from stained glass to pebbles, shells, and beads. There are tips on design, finding ideas, work order and adding eye-catching details to your work. There are handy templates to allow you to create stylish mosaics.

Bonnie Fitzgerald has been designing and creating mosaics for over 25 years. As an educator she founded Maverick Mosaics, an award-winning instructional facility and working studio dedicated to nurturing and expanding creative expression through the art and community of mosaic. Bonnie creates one-of-a-kind architectural mosaics, public artworks, and fine-art mosaics. Mentoring students and creating art are interdependent pursuits that shape her artistic voice every day.

Bonnie Fitzgerald’s Guide to Mosaic Technique and 300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets are available online from Maverick Mosaics, your favorite mosaic supply vendors and bookstores near you. Her first book has been translated into Italian, French, German and Dutch.

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Guide to Mosaic Techniques
300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets