Who we are
The NC Mosaic School is a new learning Arts Studio at the Eno River Mill in the heart of the city of Hillsborough North Carolina. We are located in a great space in the Eno Art Mill Studios that has been promoted by the Orange County Arts Commission. We created the school for educational purposes to keep an ancient art form from disappearing in these modern times. At the NC Mosaic School, we teach different techniques,structures, cutting and image design that requieres many skills for creating beautiful mosaic projects. From learning what a square tessera is, to cutting material like marble and glass with a mosaic hammer and feeling how mosaics were made centuries ago. We are very excited about the school opepning in September 2021-2022 in this great State of North Carolina. See you soon....
Art Director´s Statement
Love at first sight. My first mosaic was in 2001 at the Scuola Mosaicista del Friuli in Spilimbergo, Italy. Mr. Burelli a great mosaic master taught me for the first time how to hold a heavy steel mosaic Hammer and how to use a Hardie that I had never seen before. Once I learned the variety of styles, techniques, materials, shapes I was officially a Mosaicista. It only took three years and counting...
I work with mosaics because of its delicacy and strength. Breaking them into tesseras creating something from raw materials is fascinating to me. I love the way Smalti shines but also the calm amazing marble colors like the yellow Siena and the white marble from the awesome caves in Carrara, Italy. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at detail and discover greatness in unusual places, especially in the materials that I use.
With twenty years of making mosaics I have learned to enjoy each mosaic journey.
I love making them for myself and for others to enjoy them everytime they see them over and over again.
Lots of love,