Pebble Mosaic Inspiration
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Pebble mosaic by Maggy Howarth. maggyhowarth.co.uk



pebble mosaic

Pebble mosaics by Maggy Howarth. maggyhowarth.co.uk



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Maggy Howarth - small mosaics. maggyhowarth.co.uk



pebble mosaic

Maggy Howarth - small mosaics. maggyhowarth.co.uk



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Pebble mosaic, 'Tane Mahuta and Kereru', 2009, by John Botica. 3 meters diameter, Wilson School, Takapuna, Aukland. www.powerofpebbles.com



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Pebble mosaic, 'Tane Mahuta and Kereru', 2009, by John Botica. 3 meters diameter, Wilson School, Takapuna, Aukland. www.powerofpebbles.com



pebble mosaic

Pebble mosaic, 'Tane Mahuta and Kereru', 2009, by John Botica. 3 meters diameter, Wilson School, Takapuna, Aukland. www.powerofpebbles.com



pebble mosaic

Pebble mosaic, 'Tane Mahuta and Kereru', 2009, by John Botica. 3 meters diameter, Wilson School, Takapuna, Aukland. www.powerofpebbles.com



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Peacock mosaic by John Botica. The very dark grey almost black pebble is argillite-mudstone an important rock formation throughout New Zealand and gathered from Kawakawa beach. www.powerofpebbles.com



pebble mosaic

John pre-casts his pebble mosaics in his yard. Each piece may weigh as much as 75kgs. www.powerofpebbles.com



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Pebble mosaic in process by John Botica, the stones are first laid in sand and then cement is poured into the mold, when dry the mold is removed and the sand is brushed away. www.powerofpebbles.com




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Pebble mosaics by Mehmet Isikli, Turkey. www.meandrcraft.com



pebble mosaic

Pebble mosaics by Mehmet Isikli, Turkey. www.meandrcraft.com



pebble mosaic floor

Pebble floor indoors. buddhainteriors.tumblr.com



pebble mosaic floor

Pebble mosaic in a kitchen by Vitruvian Tile and Stone. www.flickr.com




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Parco delle Groane, Milan suburbs. Photo by Grevel. www.flickr.com



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Pebble mosaic, Spain. Photo by Robert Thomas. www.flickr.com




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Pebble mosaic, Skyros, Greece. Image by John Winder. www.flickr.com



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Pebble Mosaic courtyard, image by Katie Bertsche wanderingfalcon.com




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Pebble mosaic at Chinese gardens in Dunedin, New Zealand. By David Allen Clarke. www.flickr.com



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Pebble mosaic, Cordoba, Spain. Photo by Robert Thomas. www.flickr.com



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Pebble mosaic at the Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver.



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Pebble mosaic in Istanbul, Turkey. By Ard Hesselink. www.flickr.com



pebble mosaic patio

Pebbles and tile = good idea. In Spain, image taken by Robert S, Thomas.www.flickr.com




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Pebble mosaic, Chinese Garden, Montreal Botanical Garden. Photo by kreynard. www.flickr.com



pebble mosaic

Pebble mosaic at the Chinese garden in Vancouver. Image by firecube. www.flickr.com



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Pebble mosaics by Mehmet Isikli, Turkey. www.meandrcraft.com



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Pebble mosaic in Rhodes, Greece. Image by Chris Conway. www.flickr.com




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Pebble mosaic, Santuario della Madonna di Custonaci, Sicily. Image by John Winder. www.flickr.com



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Interlocking circles in pebble mosaic in the lower gardens of the Generalife, Granada, Spain. Photo by Jeffrey Bale. jeffreygardens.blogspot.com



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Pebble mosaic at Denver Botanic Garden. Photo by Lauren Jolly Roberts. www.flickr.com




pebble mosaic patio

Pebble mosaic patio by Jeff Bale. jeffreygardens.com



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Pebble Mosaic at the Chinese Garden, Montreal Botanical Garden. ianadamsphotography.com




pebble mosaic

There are three ways to make a pebble mosaic. One way is to work in small molds, build a mold, pour a cement mix into the bottom and arrange your pebbles on top. A second way is the “upside-down” method, where one builds a mold and pours a layer of sand into it, then arrange your stones in the sand (touching the bottom of the mold so that you end up with a flat surface) and then fill the top with cement. When dry remove the mold and brush away the sand. The third way, is to have everything prepared and by your side, and then pour small areas of cement on site, onto the prepared subsurface and push stones into cement. You could also use a dry concrete mix and then wet the concrete to activate hardening, although this might be more prone to cracking.


Maggy Howarth has written the definitive books on pebble mosaics, see: maggyhowarth.co.uk or www.amazon.com



How To:

Fine Gardening Magazine - Create a Pebble Mosaic by Jeffrey Bale.
www.finegardening.com

This Old House - Make a Pebble Mosaic
www.thisoldhouse.com

Maggy Howarth - The Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook
Click look inside to see first pages of basics: www.amazon.com

DVD. Step-by-step, Maggy guides you through the technique for making traditional-style pebblework. She demonstrates making a pebble mosaic in a box; which is a handy way for beginners to start. She talks about which pebbles to use, the cement mixes, making a design and points out the little details to master, which make the work special. www.maggyhowarth.co.uk



Small Scale Inspiration:

See Robert Thomas' pebble mosaic set on flickr: www.flickr.com
LOTS more design ideas here: www.youtube.com (turn down sound!)
Laura Stone Mosaics: www.laurastonemosaics.com


For this to be a green project, pebbles should be collected locally, choose flat, elliptical, rounded or flat-topped rocks. Pet stores (aquarium supplies), quarries and stone yards might be helpful for large projects.


Pebble Mosaics, part one --- inspirationgreen.com/pebble-mosiacs-underfoot

Pebble Paths --- inspirationgreen.com/pebble-pathways


 

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lee price
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Reply #2 on : Sun July 13, 2014, 10:25:03
hi,i'm a pebble mosaic artist with 25 years experience in over 10 countries and i have a different technique i would like to share with you as well as some examples of my work if you are interested....
Debora Aldo
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Reply #1 on : Tue October 02, 2012, 11:42:15
I too am a pebble mosaic artist and have done many commissions over the last 7 years. There are many examples on my website. I teach classes all over the US showing anyone who wants to learn how to do them.
www.pietreduredesign.com
If I could I would post some pix here!
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