March Workshops Focus on Stained Glass Mosaic
In March we were thrilled to have not one but three highly-skilled instructors share their talents and knowledge in a series of classes focusing on stained glass in mosaic. Piece by Piece receives hundreds of pounds of scrap glass, and it is a primary type of material used in our projects.
The first two All About Glass workshops were taught by Piece by Piece lead instructor Luz Mack and Assistant Instructor Jose Morales. With an emphasis on glass on glass, the class learned about the tools and techniques for cutting glass. Everyone was able to practice cutting shapes and learn about different types of glass used in this style. Each artist was then able to create their own project using specific patterns. These new skills are sure to bring out some new-found creativity.
The second series of workshops in March was led by local visiting mosaic artist Hannah Maximova. Hannah has created many murals throughout the Los Angeles area using primarily stained and fused glass. She shared with the class photos of her work and talked about her process.
Participants then created their own whimsical stained glass birds using the tile tape technique, used by Hannah in her large-scale work. Tile tape is often used in mosaic to assemble artwork off-site for larger installations. The birds made in these workshops are now being assembled into a community project, also created by the participants at Piece by Piece. Stay tuned for photos!