Learn proven techniques and successful methods of creating mosaic art from 19 different artists. Patient professionals give informative, specific, and even moving accounts of their personal mosaic strategies. See a wide range of projects from a child's vanity with flashy platform shoes for feet, to a dazzling representation of the ancient Golden Ratio; nothing is beyond the capabilities of these masters...or your own. Discover tricks for getting the best uses out of your substrates, tesserae, and objects in your home that you can transform into mosaic art. Sharpen your grouting, painting, carving, and sculpting skills, and try these mosaics yourself, or take it in a new direction altogether. This book is an informative, educational tool that can complement a class or be the course guide. These experienced instructors will gladly help you surmount obstacles that all mosaic artists face.