Peggy Schuning Mosaics
Mixed Media & Mosaic Artist
Why I Create
Mixed Media & Mosaic Techniques
My mosaic artwork is created using slate on a light-weight, waterproof backer board. First, the substrate is covered in mesh and thinset. D-rings are attached to the board for hanging. Then the slate is cut or broken to prepare for the stone mosaic art. Next, it’s adhered to a board with thinset. At times, the thinset is augmented by adding powdered colorants during mixing. After the larger pieces are glued, I search for stone, smalti, and other materials that enhance the natural properties of the slate.