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© Vicki Hanson-Burkhart

I can remember saying many times, “I don’t do micro mosaics.”  I like to work in fine detail, but don’t enjoy cutting minute pieces.  Until I actually tried real Micro Mosaics, I had no idea how fun it actually was.  To me, it feels like doing a cross-stitch or needlepoint project, stress free, relaxing…  And it’s the perfect kit project, the perfect gift for that perfect someone who has everything.

Made with thin strands of Venetian glass called Filati, these are truly little gems.  Traditional methods and materials, meet good old American ingenuity and creativity.  I love the idea of using a centuries old medium to speak in contemporary terms…behold, the “Hashtag Micro” (pictured), my ode to the love of Twitter and joy of making an impact in Social Media.

Announcing two opportunities to make a piece like these, or a design completely your own.

Intro to Micro Mosaics

Saturday, May 19  OR Saturday, June 16

10:00am – 5:00pm

Make your own Venetian Glass Micro in a custom walnut or birch frame.  All tools and materials included.

Held in my studio at Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio, 128 E Park Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203

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