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June 21, 2018

First, some mosaic resources I keep promising to send out!

1. For stained glass (and stained glass classes, including mosaic art):

Hot Flash Glass

2111 San Mateo NE




2. Source for all kinds of foam to use for mosaic sculpture armatures:

Distribution International

6711 Edith NE




3. The book I share in my classes about mosaic sculptures (that great chair):


Sculptural Secrets for Mosaics, Julee Latimer (available on Amazon)


4. New mosaic tile nippers currently in development;


Better handling and designed to use less pressure. These will be especially appreciated by those with arthritis or who just want to avoid repetitive motion injuries.  They will be launched in August. To learn more: 



5. Mosaic tile suppliers:  


I get most of my tiles from www.mosaicartsupply.com and www.marylandmosaics.com  I have a list of other tile suppliers, so email me for more!


6. Tint for thinset mortar:  


SWH Art Studio: https://swhartstudioinc.wordpress.com .  I can't figure out how to order it from her website, so best to send her an email or call her at 931-389-9649 to order it.  Thinset mortar only comes in grey and white and usually it doesn't matter what color it is if used as an adhesive that doesn't show.  But sometimes tesserae is set into thinset with no grout used, so it's nice to be able to tint it.  I have only used the carbon black tint.  Be sure to remember what ratio: tint to thinset you use so that you can replicate it.


What else did I promise to send out to you?  Let me know.




All of my mosaic workshops in June, July and August are full.  It is possible that I will set up another thinset workshop in August and will let you know.  In SEPTEMBER I will again be teaching the 6 week mosaic classes (once a week) through UNM Continuing Education.  There will be one class in the afternoon and another class in the evening, starting on Sept. 12th.  Watch for registration opening as this class fills up fast.  I also have a two day workshop at Oasis Albuquerque, Sept. 24-25 (Mon. - Tues.).


Lisa Dominici's class on broken dishes mosaics this coming weekend was cancelled.  There are still openings for her Mosaic Garden Art class.  Here is the description:



Mosaic Garden Art

Friday July 20 11:00-3:00;

Saturday July 21 10:00-4:00

Sunday July 22 11:00-2:00


Learn to shape and waterproof dense foam to create an mosaic to hang on an outdoor wall or to place in your garden. 


Day 1: we will cut out a shape ( about 14”x14”) from insulation foam and then cover it with thinset and fiberglass mesh. 


Day 2: using your choice of tile and or glass, we will mosaic the piece using the direct method and thinset.



Day 3: we will grout the mosaic, paint the back and adhere the hanging device.



To register for this class, go to: 




 As usual, I always love to see pictures of your current projects, completed and in progress!  

If you'd like to come by and see my studio at Harwood, let me know and we can set up a time.