Andamento: an old subject with a new twist.

Andamento is the visual flow and direction within a mosaic produced by the placement of rows of tesserae. (From: www.joyofshards.co.uk)  Andamento – Time for an Update You might be forgiven for thinking that I am a bit of a traditionalist. ‘Contemporary mosaics inspired by ancient designs’ has a distinctly tweed …

Mosaic techniques – choosing the right method.

Direct or indirect method mosaics? When you decide to make a mosaic, you first have to decide which mosaic techniques you are going to use – the direct method (for a simple ‘how to’ project using the direct method, follow this link: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/making-mosaics-2/how-to-make-mosaics/making-mosaic-trivet-photos/) or the indirect method. The direct method involves …