One of the coolest things on the web--is the free online java applet of Taprats to create your own tessellation. Perfect for a mosaic floor design of your own making. After playing with the design software for a while, I used the keyboard Alt + Print Screen to put a copy of the one I made on my computer clipboard, then pasted it into a graphics program to crop & print.
Thank you Craig S. Kaplan for such a way cool interactive web thingie.
Lots of Mosaic Resources and Supplies
Unglazed solid body small ceramic mosaic tiles:
Marble and Natural Stone Tiles:
Mosaic Net Backing:
Glass: Tiles of All Types:
Many sell tools also
Smalti & Millifiore Glass Tiles:
Manufacturers who contact me (probably wholesale only)--
- MM Stoneworth
India-offers various types of stone, marble and
pre-made mosaic inserts, borders, etc.marbles, sand stones,stone
artifacts,mosaic & murals,soapstone handicraft slate stones, slate,
marble table tops, marble countertops,cultured marble,granite tiles, granite
- SenYuan Glass--Want to establish your own brand of glass mosaic tile? This co manufacturing says it has OEM orders for many world famous brand names from Europe and US. Since the start in 2001, SenYuan has grown globally to serve customers in 20 countries. The customers are major retailers, interior designers, contractors, builders, decorators, remodelers , homeowners ,purchasing cooperatives and wholesalers in Europe, North America, Middle East, Australasia and Japan, etc.http://www.senyuanglass.com
Mosaic Construction Instruction:
Table Bases,Wrought Iron, Sinks for Mosaics, etc:
Great or Interesting Examples of Mosaics
Mosaic Artists & Portfolios
Glass Info Resources
Ready Made Imported Mosaics
- www.mozaico.net--Classic designs, mostly medallions, backsplashes and similar. Images look rather stiff.
There are four mosaic associations you should consider joining. All are useful for contacts, exhibitions and newsletters.
BAMM: British Association for Modern Mosaics
SAMA: Society of American Mosaic Artists
MOZ-OZ: Mosaic Association of Australia
MAAC: Mosaic Art Association of Canada
Mosaic Instruction School in Italy--Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli of Spilimbergo (Pordenone)-Founded in 1922, the School of Mosaic stands committed to mosaic art educational mission, binding tradition and innovation, connecting the productive and cultural contests of this ancient and contemporary art.
Artists Discussion Group--very active--you need to join--it's free
Mosaic Matters is
an online newsletter for everything mosaic. It is produced in London, England and updatedregularly.
Society of American Mosaic Artists share
in the enjoyment of mosaic art with mosaic enthusiasts from around the world
Mosiaco Network --action packed
British Association for Modern
Construction Forum for good Q & A info: John Bridge Services
Before I began to cut my own tiles from
stained glass, I ordered many times thru eBay. I found great service and quality products
from very nice people. It seems most people selling tiles on eBay do so to earn extra
money to support their hobby.
The ideal building system for a
home to showcase mosaics, DAC-ART Building System, Precast Architectural Concrete Stone
for a maintanence-free classic look and extreme strength and timelessness.
Phase II of the project above, Gulf coast hurricane proof house, using mosaic cement tile floors.