Here is the latest from Long Branch Mosaics. This goldfinch is about 44″ wide and 23″ at its tallest. It’s made with Italian glass “Smalti” tiles on a plywood ground and this work is grouted. Normally we grout our Smalti works but we don’t grout… Read More
We recently finished this scarlet tanager mosaic and now we’re working on a giant goldfinch. This was made with smalti glass tiles on a plywood ground. Beak to tail this mosaic is about 40 inches long. We tackle all sorts and sizes of mosaic projects.… Read More
We live in an area with a remarkable amount of bird-life, which is why you can often see bird-watching enthusiasts out in one of our local parks, sporting fancy cameras, tripods and 3-foot long lenses. Early one morning I was out in the park with… Read More
I just grouted this scarlet tanager mosaic and it’s almost done. We still have to do a final polish, clean up the edges and install hardware on the back. This work was done with Italian Smalti glass tesserae on a wood ground. We do… Read More
Here’s a new mosaic – a boreal chickadee, made from Italian smalti glass tiles, grouted, on a wood ground. Many more of our mosaics can be seen at the Long Branch Mosaic site.
Tuffy P just made 2 new butterfly mosaics…. Broken crockery, tiles, poker chips. See lots more at our mosaics site.
We completed this butterfly mosaic the other night. It has a 19 inch wingspan and is made from broken crockery, ceramic tiles, a wooden bead (on the noggin) and two plastic animals (can you find them?).
The guy who imports all the smalti mosaic tiles is located not far from us, near Queensway and Royal York here in the west end of Toronto. I stopped in today and bought about 15 lbs of Italian smalti tiles. These are very expensive but… Read More