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Skills and Techniques Design Intervention How I Get a Mosaic Sculpture Idea from My Head to the Workbench

Text and Photography by Leslie Perlis

Edited by Randy Wardell

Artist, author, and teacher, Leslie Perlis, shares techniques for creating flat or three-dimensional, freestanding glass mosaic figures that can be used to commemorate a person’s life. Ideas and concepts are captured in basic pencil tracings, which are photocopied in stages as details are added to the work. The freestanding mosaics provide an opportunity to include four different vignettes for each piece.

This article was originally published on page 26 of the January/February 2013 issue of Glass Art.

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