Sat, Sep 24 - Sun, Sep 25
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

With Kelley Knickerbocker

Level:   Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced

Workshop Description: Picassiette is the process of transforming crockery and found objects into mosaic. What makes crockery so ideal for mosaic is not only its availability, ease of cutting, and varied glazes, but its unique curvatures, bumps and protrusions that translate to gorgeous dimensionality in tesserae. In this technique-rich course, Kelley ramps modern picassiette up an innovative notch with her unusual methods of cutting/setting not only the flat surfaces of plates and other ceramicware, but the lips, feet, rims, handles, lids, spouts, and more. Students will learn cutting tools and techniques; setting in mortar to maximize sculptural/dimensional possibilities; building a cohesive colour/material palette, and composing with crockery’s challenging curves and bumps.

What to bring: Mosaic nippers (Montolits recommended), tweezers, and any whole items of preferably curvy, lumpy crockery (mugs, bowls, plates, teapots, cups, pitchers, creamers, sugars, ashtrays, vases, lamp bases, etc) you’ve been saving for mosaic. If you’d like to coordinate them around a particular colour palette, and add found objects and other incidentals (beads, etc.), so much the better (we’ll have an array of materials available on site)!

*Thought to be derived from the French slang “piquer” (to steal) + “assiette” (plate).


$425 (includes all supplies and most materials)

*Transfers or full refunds will be given up to 7 days prior to your class less a $20 administration fee. After that, full refunds less the $20 admin fee, are given if we fill your spot.

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