Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pique Assiette

When I first started doing mosaics I learned that the broken dish style of mosaics was called "pique assiette", a french term for using pieces or broken ceramics.

My style isn't really broken as I hand cut each tile, but it sounds more elegant to say pique assiette.

For some time now I have been challenging myself to new ideas, new looks and new methods, but I still love the "broken dish" look of a mosaic more than any other.

I just completed a new one that is primarily made from a lovely brown floral print that I pared with an aqua and turquoise ivy patterned dish.  Actually, they are 2 of my favorite patterns of all and I use them often.

I am still looking for the right name for this one, but for now I call it "Southwestern".  I think it reminds me of the southwest due to the color scheme and the fact I added the copper beads on the upper corners of the mirror.

I have a large custom order I will be working on this next week so I plan to share it from start to finish here on my blog. I hope you will join me.

Until next time. :)

1 comment:

trusk4u said...

No matter what you call it it is GORGEOUS! Doesn't everything sound better in a foreign language anyway?