"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not
born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a
new world is born."
This entry continues from the last where I showed the indomitable Martin Cheek's and my installation of his mosaic "Danny the Dragon" at a charter school in Ann Arbor, MI.
He recently spent the weekend at A Work of Art Studio teaching a mosaic workshop.
We started by getting reacquainted at dinner. Here is Martin settling in to our wonderful state (the state of graciousness & hospitality).
On Friday, April 11 the weekend started with a "Meet & Greet" where Martin gave a very informative slide show introducing his town of Broadstairs, England and sharing his development of the use of fusions in his mosaics over 30 years.
|One of Martin's beautiful mosaic creations "Jessie's Dream" and the making of it can be seen here: http://martincheek.net/my-working-method/|
|The catered food for the weekend by Kadren Grawburg was amazing!|
|Martin talking about his mosaic methods.|
Here are some of Martin's handmade glass fusions, like being at a candy shop for a mosaic artist.
|King Martin enjoys his second eve at a local pub in Lakeview.|
|Martin works tirelessly on new mosaic proposals and answering emails and keeping connected with his class patrons and students.|
|Martin showing the proper techniques for cutting smalti with a wheeled nipper and how to turn corners with cut glass.|
Here are the beginnings of a mosaic using Martin's wonderful glass fusions. I shall add an updated post when we are all finished.
|Martin celebrated a successful weekend with us by going to one of our favorite eateries in Howard City, MI. where I have a mixed media/mosaic sign hanging in the dining room.|
|Martin shall be found wherever there is a hefty internet connection which just happened to be my house, where he is always a welcome guest. Thank you, Martin, for visiting our humble abode and for an excellent weekend.|
If you want to know more about Martin Cheek and read about his techniques and musings check out his blog:
http://martincheek.net/welcome-to-my-blog/ or his website: http://www.martincheek.co.uk