What’s behind a mosaic work process

When a mosaic is required, the design part is the most important of the whole process.

A client comes to me and asks: ‘Can you make a mirror for my new bathroom?’.

Great! Where do we start? How big the bathroom is ? What are the predominant colors? Then we discuss about the shape, size of the mirror, the materials, the design … in few words, this is when the creative and most beautiful part of my work gets started !!

After a long and accurate chat with the client, I start process of the project from an idea or rather from a drawing: the flowers and colors of the Islamic ceramics of Turkish mosques.

The best way to represent them is to use the splendid bright colors of the smalti(specific glass for the mosaic) made in the ancient furnaces of Venice; small and precious murrine (those pretty little flowers produced in the famous lagoon as well) and mirrored glass, which ensure that the light is reflected and the frame sparkles in different ways differently depending on the perspective and light. Finally, a nice neutral background of white marble, a mixture of Carrara (bright and sugary) and Trani(milky white, more compact) that highlights only the main design.

After completing the drawing, I then proceed with the preparation of the support, the containment frame and finally the cutting of the tiles. This really is the most important and exciting part of the process: select the colors, set all the variety of materials on the table, look for the most suitable murrine, the glass with the right shade and brilliance: in short, I feel like a child in a toys’ shop! Then I proceed with the meticulously and wisely cut tesserae by tesserae, so that each fits perfectly with the other in order to create a fluid movement, a harmonious andamento.

Now that everything is set and ready I can start working to create the mirror and one the strongest emotions of my job to see what was initially just in my head coming to life, I don’t just see it in my fantasy anymore now it’s real and I can touch it! The creativity that becomes tangible: an enormous satisfaction.

I love mosaic for all this.

Thanks to all customers of Pixel b&b!

 

Two years have passed since I started this new b & b adventure and I have to say I am very proud of the results!

I would like to thank all the customers who have chosen to stay at the Pixel b&b and who have appreciated all the commitment and passion I put into my work.

Who were able to enjoy my home made breakfasts, always varied and rich in choice, made with love and using genuine products.

Who have noticed my availability, my meeting the needs of all (if possible and even when it is not!) Simply because I strongly believe that being kind is the basis of every human relationship. To begin with, because it makes me feel better first and then because that’s how I’d like to be treated.

Which have preciously contributed with their suggestions, to improve more and more the service I offer.

Thanks to all of you who bring a piece of the world from which you come to share with me too.

2019 COURSE CALENDAR

 

                                                             

2019 COURSE CALENDAR

January 7-11

February 4-8

March 4-8; 18-22

April 8-12

May 13-17

June 3-7; 17-21

July 15-19

August 5-9; 26-30

September 16-20

Special October Ravenna Mosaic Festival

November 4-8

December 9-13

Mosaic Christmas is coming!!

 

MOSAIC WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

 

For the month of December double date with the mosaic workshops for children.

Saturday December 15th from 10.30 to 12 or from 16.30 to 18 will realize Christmas decorations.

Lots of blue, green, red and gold glass and lots of golden stars to decorate our Christmas trees.

We will make candle holders that will embellish our tables during Christmas lunch or that will become original gifts for friends and relatives.

 

Saturday 22nd December from 10.30 to 12 or from 16.30 to 18 we will realize Christmas-themed pictures.

Santa Claus and pretty reindeer, Christmas trees and comets stars with many colored glass tesserae. Unforgettable gifts for grandparents or distant uncles. Small works of art made by children with a lot of creativity and originality.

 

I wait for you in the new year with the arrival of the Befana on January 5th!

Mosaic course + Ravenna tour

This course is for those who want to approach the mosaic technique and discover, accompanied by a professional guide, the beautiful mosaics of Ravenna, Unesco heritage.

You learn the basics of the Ravenna technique, manual cutting of the material with special tools: hardie and hammer.

In addition you will have the opportunity to visit the most important monuments of Ravenna, to know anecdotes and curiosities, accompanied by a specialized guide, agreeing timetables and route together.

Works:  a copy of the Roman / Byzantine mosaic / free design with direct technique on lime of about 30×30 cm

Duration:  20 hours, half day of course (day or afternoon) from Monday to Friday 9-13 h or 14-18 h + guided visit

Cost: to be defined according to the itinerary, the time and the high or low season

 

My youngest student

After having attended almost all the courses for children I have organized over the past two years, Elena has developed a real passion for mosaic. So for her birthday she received an individual course as a gift!

This time it was a complete course, from the choice of the project to the manual cutting of the tesserae with the appropriate tools, hammer and hardie.

Elena has followed all the phases of the Ravenna technique on lime and I would say in an excellent way, with great enthusiasm and attention!

Mosaic.Lab – Ravenna Mosaico 2017

I laboratori Pixel Mosaici e Dimensione Mosaico propongono un calendario di incontri con workshop didattici rivolti ad adulti e bambini durante tutto il periodo del Festival Ravenna Mosaico 2017.

Lo scopo di tale progetto è di avvicinare il pubblico sia locale che straniero non solo alla realtà delle Botteghe artigiane esistenti in città ma anche di creare un primo approccio concreto all’arte musiva.

Ci saranno proposte sia per bambini che per adulti; i genitori che accompagneranno i bambini ai laboratori potranno cimentarsi anche loro in un’esperienza musiva.

Per maggiori informazioni  Mosaic.Lab

 

 

Opening new Pixel Mosaici Lab

E’ finalmente stato inaugurato il nuovo laboratorio Pixel Mosaici!
Abbiamo festeggiato alla presenza dell’Assessore al Turismo, Giacomo Costantini e di tanti colleghi ed amici.
Il nuovo laboratorio è ubicato in una posizione strategica, tra la città ed il mare e la sua particolarità è dovuta al fatto che annesso c’è il Pixel B&B, studiato per  offrire ai turisti la possibilità di soggiornare in loco durante lo svolgimento di un corso di mosaico. Un luogo immerso nel verde e nella quiete della campagna ravennate. Un luogo ideale per l’ispirazione artistica e per un soggiorno in pieno relax.

Corso serale di mosaico per adulti

Hanno inizio i CORSI SERALI PER ADULTI presso PIXEL MOSAICI

REALIZZA LA TUA CORNICE CON LA TECNICA DEL MOSAICO
Vuoi imparare a realizzare un oggetto con le tue mani?
Sei curioso di sapere come si tagliano e attaccano le tessere di mosaico?
Imparerai a scegliere e tagliare il materiale, adattarlo alla cornice scelta e poi l’oggetto realizzato sarà il tuo! Da tenere o regalare.

Il corso comprende tutti i materiali necessari per la realizzazione della cornice:
– strumenti per il taglio
– materiali: vetri tiffany e specchiati, murrine
– cemento

15/02 – 22/02
2 incontri da 1 ora e 30 min
per realizzare una cornice grande 20,5×28,5cm (foto da 13×18 cm)

15/02 oppure 22/02
1 incontro da 1 ora e 30 min
per realizzare una cornice piccola 17×22 cm (foto da 12x17cm)

Il corso è aperto per un min di 4 max 8 persone
La prenotazione è obbligatoria
Per info e prenotazioni: info@pixelmosaici.com – cell.3201162125
VI ASPETTO NUMEROSI!

Laboratorio di mosaico per bambini

Pixel Mosaici presenta:
Corso di mosaico per bambini
TESSERE, COLORI E TANTA FANTASIA!

Continuano gli appuntamenti con i laboratori per bambini nel fantastico mondo del mosaico!
Di che materiale sono fatte le tessere del mosaico? Come si tagliano? Cosa si usa per attaccarle?
Leggi il calendario e prenota i laboratori che ti piacciono di più!
Realizzeremo un mosaico per ogni occasione

CALENDARIO CORSI PER BAMBINI 2017
28 Gennaio ——- > I segni dello zodiaco
18-25 Febbraio —> Il Carnevale
11-18 Marzo ——-> La festa del papà
01-08 Aprile ——-> La Pasqua
06-13 Maggio —–> La festa della mamma

Per bambini dai 6 ai 10 anni (non è richiesta la presenza dei genitori)
– sabato dalle 10.30 alle 12.00 oppure dalle 16.30 alle 18.00
– min 5 – max 10 partecipanti
– prenotazione obbligatoria
– per info e prenotazioni 3201162125 info@pixelmosaici.com

I corsi si svolgeranno presso il laboratorio di mosaico Pixel Mosaici, Via Sx Canale Molinetto, 181 – Ravenna