Making Mosaics

There are mosaics in Venice, but I didn’t find any place that was making mosaics. In Ravenna, however, there are several large mosaic studios. We visited one and I enjoyed seeing the range of work that was being done. Some pieces are copies of classical mosaics, or pieces made in classical style.

Hay mosaicos en Venecia, pero no encontré ningún lugar que estaba haciendo mosaicos. En Ravenna, sin embargo, hay varios fabricantes grandes del mosaico. Visitamos uno y disfruté ver la gama de trabajo que estaba haciendo. Algunas piezas son copias de mosaicos clásicos o hecho en estilo clasico.


Lots of other styles are made, too. We watched a woman work on a lamb that was covered with tooth-sized pieces making it’s wooly coat. She seems to have just finished making a wolf for the same set.

Muchos otros estilos se hacen, también. Vimos a una mujer trabajar en un cordero que estaba cubierto con piezas de diente de tamaño haciendo su capa de lana. Parece que acaba de terminar de hacer un lobo para el mismo conjunto.

I liked some of the birds that they’d made.

Me gustaron algunos de los pájaros que habían hecho.

And I enjoyed seeing the materials that were around the studio.

Y disfruté viendo los materiales que estaban alrededor del estudio. 

Here’s a clever design I saw in a nearby gift shop. I’d hang one of these in my kitchen.

Aquí está un diseño que vi en una tienda de regalos cercana. Colgaría uno de ellos en mi cocina.

Published by winifredcreamer

I am a retired archaeologist and I like to travel, especially to places where you can walk along the shore or watch birds. My husband Jonathan and I travel for more than half the year every year, seeing all the places that we haven't gotten to yet.

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