Mosaic Art

Artisans make mosaic art by arranging bits of glass, tile, ceramic, stone, or other materials to create a pattern or image that covers a surface such as an exterior wall, a piece of furniture, or a mirror frame. These bits may be fastened in place with glue and / or cemented together using grout, plaster or mortar. Mosaic art can be used to create large murals, tiny pieces of jewelry, and many other types of projects sized in between. They’re frequently used as flooring, or outdoors in pavements.

If you’re interested in creating your own mosaic art, we invite you to explore the ideas and techniques we’ve shared on the following pages:

Mosaic Art Supplies

Learn about the various supplies you can use for creating mosaic art.

How to Cut Mosaic Tile from Vintage Plates

One of the more affordable methods to acquire mosaic supplies is to make your own. There are many possible approaches, but one of the simplest is cutting apart old plates and dishes and transforming them into usable tiles for mosaic making. If you don’t already know how to do this, you’re invited to check out our free tutorial for how to cut mosaic tile from vintage plates.

So there you have it: Those are the most important basics you need to know about mosaic art. We hope this information is helpful to you as you seek to learn more about this ancient, useful, and beautiful art form.

Posted By: Amy Solovay

This page was last updated on 5-25-2023.