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A master of mosaics discusses the techniques needed to achieve artistry in the craft, as well as the process of finding creative inspiration. One hundred fifty color photographs of some of the most magnificent examples of the art accompany the illuminating text, showcasing a breathtaking assortment of wall plaques and murals, such one-of-a-kind furniture as the extraordinary Nautilus Shell and Octopus table, and an assortment of three-dimensional mosaic sculptures. You’ll get tips on working with such materials as vitreous glass and natural stone, smalti, copper carbonate, and Cinca ceramic; theories of contrast, color and dimension; and even practical advice on how to price your art when your begin receiving commissions.
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Martin Cheek graduated in graphic design in 1981, and went on to set up his own film production company. Now an acclaimed professional mosaic artist, he is regularly commissioned by private and corporate, clients and has had many one-man exhibitions. He runs weekend courses in mosaic. He is the author of the best-selling Mosaics in a Weekend, Design Sourcebook: Mosaics and Step by Step Making Mosaics, all published by New Holland. He lives in Broadstairs, Kent.Review:
Internationally renowned mosaic artist, Martin Cheek, shares the inspiration and techniques behind his glorious works of art. Many of his designs will be recognised from magazines, especially his wildlife table - a feat of mosaic art resulting in something so spectacular it really should be in a gallery rather than a garden. But such is the durability and versatility of mosaic, it is untarnished by weather or practical use, making it one of the most popular crafts around today. Cheek's love of flora and fauna are obvious throughout the book and his easy style of writing is both enlightening and informative. From a designs inception through to its creation, Cheek's enthusiasm for his art shines through. This is a beautiful book full of ideas, ideal for the "craft" mosaicist looking for something a little more challenging. - Lucy Watson
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