â€śOf greatest use to beginners. The dozen projects will introduce first-time mosaicists to the art without...frustration.â€ťâ€”Booklistâ€śYouâ€™ll never look at a shard of glass in the same way again.â€ťâ€”Glass CraftsmanInnovative techniques, in tandem with striking and original designs, will make you revel in the creative pleasure of fashioning beautiful mosaics. An overview covers four basic mosaic methods: pique assiette, which uses fragments from plates, mugs, and pictures; direct (just lay it down and glue); indirect, where the work is done on a temporary surface before being cemented; and three dimensional applications. Magically transform everyday objects into art by replacing a standard kitchen counter with one covered in fragments of stone, glass, and pottery, or turning a simple lamp into a finely crafted sculpture. For additional inspiration, 50 artists provide invaluable hints and tricks of the trade.