Mosaics became popular
around the 4th century BC and through the years have been produced by most cultures.
Tiles, pebbles, broken glass and pottery, shells, metal pieces - anything that can be adhered
to a solid surface - can be incorporated into the pattern. Two basic methods are used to create a mosaic. In the direct
method, each piece is placed directly into the wet adhesive. In the indirect method, the pieces are arranged and using water
soluable glue, a piece of paper or backing is glued to them to hold them in place. After the glue dries, the whole piece is
lifted and placed into the wet adhesive. When the adhesive dries, the paper is wet and removed. Both methods are
The mosaics shown here were some custom orders.