Dalle de Verre: Into the Thick (and Thin) of It
All Levels | $242
Class Time: Friday–Sunday
One person’s trash can be the same person’s treasure. While learning to facet the richly colored, inch thick Dalle de Verre (French for slab of glass), Claire discovered that the residual chips are themselves visually compelling raw mosaic materials. This workshop will cover use of the faceting hammer, exploration of the effect of different substrates under chips (reflective materials, clear glass) and experimentation with chip placement to bend colors, create high dimension, and invent new andamento (lines or flow of pieces). Harkening back to glass’s liquid origins, you will draw design inspiration from the forest stream at Touchstone and make a mosaic of your own.
In and around her hometown—Media, Pennsylvania—Claire Brill first pursued mosaics for their community art potential. After more than twenty large-scale collective installations, nine years, and two babies, Claire now increasingly focuses on her own voice as an artist. Accolades include works hanging in the University of Pennsylvania Museum and selected for the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition, and an invitation to teach in Puerto Rico. Claire’s work is boldly expressive, marrying her love of nature with the sparkly, reflective, deeply colorful, transparent nature of Dalle de Verre. Learn more about her work atwww.mosaicspaces.com.
More information at http://touchstonecrafts.org/Mosaics