Roman mosaics - how to make them,
draw them, understand them.
For the main website go to www.romanmosaicworkshops.com
Get a taste of ancient Roman mosaic-making with this kit that allows you to recreate a detail from a 4th-century CE mosaic featuring a hunting dog. Based on the Orpheus Mosaic in the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida, Spain, this kit includes a 20 cm x 20 cm baseboard and unglazed ceramic tiles that are easy to cut into tesserae. You'll also receive an image of the original mosaic to follow as you work.
To complete this project, you'll need a pair of mini nippers (not included). Scissors can be used to cut the tesserae, but nippers will give you a more precise and professional finish. This kit is a great way to learn about the art of Roman mosaics and create a beautiful piece of your own.
(I do not supply grout with these due to the regulations. Grout contain cement which can cause rashes and so cannot be included in any craft kit that can appeal to children.)
What previous customers have said;
Recently I had a client who wanted a custom commission incorporating several Roman mosaic patterns. Since my training is not in the geometry of these specialized motifs, I went directly to the Master Lawrence Payne.
Lawrence saved me weeks of work trying to figure out and design these patterns on my own. He has spent years upon years studying these specialized techniques and actually designed the patterns specifically to the tesserae size I was using.
Though I haven’t yet found the time to study with him, I highly recommend taking advantage of his expertise gleaned from years of study, trial and error. Through his years of investment he’s already made the mistakes and adjustments to these techniques for you and passes this directly on to you. He is the Master!
Michael J Kruzich
Learn Roman Mosaics series manual August 2019
I so enjoyed working on the one I had tiles for. The instruction book in itself was worth the money I spent. I spent 200AU on a mosaic class and didn’t learn most of what was in that book.
Lawrence Payne, I just read your e-book about Roman Mosaics--I learned so much! I love the clarity of the explanations, drawings and images--it is a treasure! I'm so glad I signed up for your newsletter!
Who is Lawrence Payne?
Ever since I started this journey in 2002 I have been constantly looking for evidence of how those ancient mosaicists worked. I've gone over the mosaics and in making copies I feel I have a greater understanding of those craftsmen. Now I want to give you the chance to do this work for yourself.
Making small mosaics is no different from working on a full floor, you use the same method, the same outlook.