All posts tagged: China mosaic workshops

The sky of Brasilía in Beijing

  I am always intrigued if it is possible to depict something so imaginary, untouchable and lofty like clouds with the rigid and physically palpable, coming from earth material that we use to make mosaic – stone, glas and ceramic tile. In this work I used bass relief technique to bring even more depth into the image. Working with hard material who’s hight I can easily influence makes this technique possible. In the container that left Brasilia End of February 2019 was the unfinished “Sky of Brasilia” mosaic – well wrapped and crated. End of 2019 after setting up my studio in Beijing I finished the sky, grouted the mosaic with different coloured grout and framed it.  After having exhibited the “Sky of Brasilía” in 2021 at the Caicifang porcelain studio in Beijing just south of Tiananmen Square, the Brazilian embassy in Beijing offered to add it to their art collection. It was my last great moment in Beijing to hand the mosaic to the Brazilian ambassador to China Mr Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita and his …

Mosaic workshops

In November 2020 I started to give regular workshops in the studio again. It is always a joy for me to see so many different mosaics being created in the space of the studio and to bring the faszination of mosaic craft to many people. As life of the average Beijinger is densely planned and mostly digital from shopping to paying to chatting the aim of the workshops is next to spend a couple of hours relaxed and unplugged in creating something beautiful with your own hands. The material we use – easy to break glass mosaic tiles in the most intriguing colors and shines – are a very suitable material for these workshops.