Archive for January, 2011

THE TECHNIQUE OF FILAMENT MOSAIC

THE TECHNIQUE OF FILAMENT MOSAIC

The technique of filament  mosaic makes use of vitreous enamels and exploits their characteristic of liquefying at high temperatures.The enamels can therefore be mixed and molded to cretate rods of different colors and forms.This technique makes mosaic resemble painting as the enamels are mixed as if they were oil or tempera colors until the desired [...]

THE CUT TECHNIQUE

THE CUT TECHNIQUE

The oldest mosaic technique is the cut technique.It precisely consists of cutting the mosaic material (natural stones or enamels)with the help of a special mosaic hammer (martellina) and of a  harotic fixed to a wooden log (hardie)tagliolo in italian. Since antiquity,the hardie and the mosaic hammer have always been the basic tools used in mosaic [...]


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