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Pique Assiette
Pique assiette mosaic is a form of mosaic that got its name (which, literally translated, means "thief of plates" in French) as a result of the beautiful mosaic art done by artist Raymond Isidore on his home in Chartres, France. He covered his entire home, inside and out (including furnishings) with bits of pottery that he found in the fields around his neighborhood. His neighbors, incensed at what he was doing, called him Pique assiette as a derogatory term and it stuck. It is also spelled "picassiette". 

This style of mosaic incorporates pieces of broken ceramics— bowls, coffee mugs, vases, ceramic flowers, plates, dishes, cups, tiles, jewellery, bottles — and other found objects such as pebbles, slate, smalti, glass, mirror, tiles etc - woven into the design.   Sandy has taken this style to new mosaic heights and extremes - there is more than meets the eye with Pique Assiette.  It's not longer about simply breaking or hammering a plate into pieces!   Learn to shape crockery,china and more using Sandy's famous tips and tricks.  Book into workshop B for a day immersed in thinset and shaping 3D pique Assiette using inspiration from the past and contemporary methods - or Book into a 5 day mosaic workshop and create the mosaic of your dreams!
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