A.F. Mosaics is specialised in the restoration of antique mosaics and the production of modern mosaics. Using marble, stone, terracotta and glazed and stained glass tiles, we follow the traditional techniques when making and restoring mosaics, guaranteeing the highest quality craftsmanship and outstanding results.

The studio works with cosmatesque/cosmati – a traditional, medieval, Italian technique that inlays stones in stunning geometric designs; Florentine marquetry flooring – a technique that inlays veneered wooden designs into floors, polished grit and Palladian flooring.

We are able to field requests for interior and exterior design solutions ranging from replica Greek mosaics, wall and floor coverings, swimming pool, bathtubs, fire-places and furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and gardens.

With over twenty years of experience in the field, we offer our in-depth knowledge, artistic skills and creativity to small, medium and large scale projects. We can produce high quality designs from architectural and technical briefs as well as from a rough sketch from private clients. We take particular care during the design and planning phase to ensure that every detail has been included and the final product meets both the aesthetic expectations and technical requirements of our customers.

 

A.F. Mosaics has also built a substantial portfolio and strong reputation in the restoration of mosaics, stone work and flooring. We work with a network of trusted specialists and and have restored public and private works including: frescoes, works on canvas, tables, gilding, and small pieces of furniture. Our techniques and workmanship fully comply with the Italian Restoration Charter. We work extensively in Italy and Europe and have provided large scale works for clients in the USA.

Design

Mosaics can be applied to the field of design.

The ancient practice of mosaic making has always been rejuvenated over the course of the time and original forms have been reinterpreted for contemporary art, urban spaces, architectural concepts and of course for domestic settings.

Mosaics can be used either as pieces of art in themselves, or incorporated in to larger modern interior or exterior design projects.  As pieces of art, mosaics can capture personal aesthetics, and they can even be applied to every-day objects, such as lamps and wine-racks lending them an aesthetic dignity.

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Courses

Where are the courses held?

The mosaic courses are held in a country villa in the Umbrian countryside. The villa is the artist’s home and also houses her studio.

The studio is available to students during their say and all materials and tools are all provided. For students coming from far afield, accommodation and meals are also provided (free of charge).

The villa is situated a short distance from Orvieto, Bolsena, Todi and Civita di Bagnorgio, which means that during your stay with us, after a day of teaching, we organise outings around the area, or if you prefer, you can stay and relax in the villa’s grounds.

We run weekend and week-long courses, and they offer a enjoyable and relaxing way to spend a holiday or short break. During the courses all meals are included free of charge.

Please note that as we are not a B&B or agriturismo, so on popular course dates, you may be required to share a bedroom and bathroom with other participants. Alternatively there are several reasonably priced B&Bs close by.

  • 2 Day Course in Mosaics
  • One Week Intensive Mosaic Course
  • Applied Mosaic Course - Learn how to decorate a terracotta vase
  • Miniature Mosaics Course - reproduce a Roman Mosaic
  • Trencadis Course

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