Pebble & Twig Mosaic Table
The love of gathering beach rocks combines with the craft of twig mosaic. Twig mosaic is an early American folk art form using full or half-round branches nailed over a frame, creating a pattern that provides volume and intricacy, delicacy and geometry. The addition of pebble mosaic satisfies all our cravings for form and texture. You will work with beach rocks and flat tiles to create a mortared mosaic framed with native brush and tree species, such as red-osier dogwood, willow, and alder. The base of the table and legs will also be constructed using a variety of rustic twig furniture joinery techniques including the woven and entwined method and the nailed stick method. These visually striking pieces will complement any handwoven rug on the floor or would be perfect as a reading table next to the sofa at the cabin. One or two other mosaic projects will be completed as well, depending on your areas of interest and the time available. Several field trips will provide the opportunity to gather beach rocks, and an inland field trip will provide an opportunity to identify useful brush and tree species, and to cut and gather materials for your specific project. Please bring along your collection of flat rocks and colorful tiles (although even white works well). Tiles can be broken or full size (maximum 4”x4”).