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Intro to Smalti Mosaic Glass

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Intro to Smalti Mosaic Glass
Joanne Daschel
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$105 plus $50 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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Workshop Overview

Explore the traditional mosaic glass of Venice known as smalti, using traditional and modern tools to begin a small mosaic. This richly textured, opaque glass has been used for centuries and adapted by craftsmen in Italy and Mexico. You'll have the opportunity to use the traditional hammer and hardie to shape the glass for the start of an 8\" square project to finish at home with provided materials. No grouting needed. Learn about traditional and contemporary methods of application and cutting smalti and the advantages of each type of smalti as you work in the direct method.

About the Instructor(s)

Joanne Daschel creates mosaics with glass and stone in her studio at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, combining traditional mosaic tools and materials with contemporary design and techniques. She teaches from her studio and Artists' Studio Association in Lincoln City and shows her work at Volta Gallery in Lincoln City.

Materials List: Students Bring


• All materials provided

• Bring wheeled glass nippers, or plan to purchase in order to finish your project at home. Nippers

provided for use during the workshop. Recommended nippers are Leponitt or Montolit brand, which can

be ordered from, or, or from instructor ($25).

Optional - bring a simple design for an 8\" square substrate. Instructor will provide other design templates if you don't have one.

Optional - tweezers can be helpful (cross-lock type recommended)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Instructor Provides:

• 8\" prepared substrate (panel) for mosaic with hardware installed

• Adhesive

• Smalti: Italian and Mexican mosaic glass, in a variety of colors

• Tools for workshop include traditional log-mounted and bench-top steel hardie and combination mosaic

hammers and Japanese hammers, as well as wheeled glass nippers. The hammers and hardies will be


• Fee includes 2lbs. of smalti for your project, additional may be purchased separately.

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