Architectural Ceramics with Tamara Froud and Jessica Liddell
Saturday, September 25, 2021
11:00am – 5:00pm EDT
$349 (includes LIVE Fall Artist Gathering Registration)
There are a lot of technical issues to consider when planning an architectural mosaic project. This class will explore design, tile selection, substrates, indoor/outdoor requirements and more. Instructor will begin the class with a slide show presentation of her work. We will then look at different ways to utilize the indirect method. The hands on portion of our class will be focused on creating a mesh mounted mosaic that can be incorporated into a larger architectural installation. Although we will focus our attention on ceramic mosaics, questions about other materials are welcome. Making your own tile will also be discussed in this class.
Jessica Liddell started her company, Bella Mosaic Art, in 1997. She specializes in large-scale architectural works and has created permanent mosaics in parks, libraries, schools, office buildings, hospitals and private residences across the US. In 2003, Jessica renovated a commercial property in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and established a ceramic, mosaic and glass studio where she fabricates many of the tiles used in her projects. She also teaches adults and children in the space. Along with her work in schools, Jessica has developed a corporate team building program and has worked with a number of companies to foster creativity and teamwork with their employees. Her artwork has been featured on HGTV and The Travel Channel along with many regional news shows and publications. BellaMosaic.com
There are two things that Tamara Froud distinctly remembers from growing up: drawing and making mud pies. It took her 10 years of study, travel and various jobs before she tried out mosaics. She has never looked back. “I love the durability and longevity that mosaic offers as an art-form and the challenges involved in tool use, the making process and the fixing process. I am drawn in by incredible materials, which allow an on-going exploration of colour and texture.”
A highly motivated inspirational workshop leader with excellent organizational skills and infectious enthusiasm for mosaic and Froud loves to teach and stimulate people’s imagination and creativity and to inspire them to collaborate and is consistently wowed by the resulting artwork.
She prefers a bit of function to the form and aims to create something that resonates with the location. She is fixated on combining mosaic with other elements: concrete, sculptural bases, woodwork or metalwork and is looking to take this ancient art into the future. Mosaicartltd.co.uk
List for participants to buy and acquire on their own
- ceramic tiles
- fiberglass mesh
- contact paper