Thursday, 2 July 2015

Making a mosaic bistro table

Hello blogger friends!

Yesterday I sent off a mosaic bistro table to a new famous customer - it was all very exciting!  But MORE exciting than that was the making of the table for me.  I have now fully got to grips with snipping my very hard porcelain tiles for exterior mosaics, and feel confident that as with ceramic tiles, I can create the shapes I want.

http://www.mosaictraderuk.co.uk/ceramic-porcelain-and-stone/cinca-portuguese-glazed-porcelain.html

I make the table top on a thin piece of exterior plywood - 60cm in diameter.  For this pattern, I like to design each section individually, and then choose my colour combinations.  I love the colours in this design particularly, and see each little part as a work of art in their own right!



I've made this very short Flipogram to show you how it develops - just click the link below.

http://flipagram.com/f/Xrba68yLvV

I have to be especially careful around the edge to make sure the tiles are even, so the grout finish is as smooth as possible.  The top is then fixed to the table frame and grouted and sealed in.



It gives me a great deal of joy to create these colourful bistro tables, knowing that they will continue to give pleasure, inside and out, for years!

Have you ever made a mosaic table, or have you got any questions about making one?  Do get in touch - I love to hear from you!  felicityball@justmosaics.co.uk

Felicity x

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful work - lucky new owner!

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    1. Thank you! Would like to keep it myself :-)
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    1. Hi Emma - sorry, my lips are sealed - put it this way, he wouldn't be in Hello magazine! Fx

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