Author(s): Meera Lester
All the rage in the 1920s, the art of pique assiette is back in vogue all over the world. Literally translated in French as "broken plate," pique assiette uses bits and pieces of a variety of materials--from broken china to stones and shells--to create mosaic-like works of art. "Pique Assiette is the only book artists and crafters of all ability levels will need to master this fun and exciting technique. The first section of the book walks readers step-by-step through choosing and collecting materials, creating designs and patterns, perfecting bonding and grouting techniques, and polishing and displaying finished pieces. Part two features beautiful pique assiette pieces from the simply made to the more elaborate, and lists the techniques and materials used for each along with full-color, step-by-step instructional photos. Each project can be accomplished in only 4 steps! From furniture pieces to accessories and gifts to murals and art, these pique assiette pieces will be admired by high-end collectors and flea-market aficionados alike.