September 2, 2009

Behind the scenes at the Today Show and making a mosaic

Last week when I appeared on the Today show, I thought it would be fun to demonstrate how to make a mosaic from broken pieces of china. Using broken china to make a mosaic is called pique assiette, which loosely translates to 'plate stealer' or 'scavenger.' Incorporating pieces into a mosaic is a wonderful way to reuse damaged dishes that have sentimental value. But, you can often find damaged china dishes at yard sales and flea markets. Complete instructions for pique assiette can be found in my book Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts under M for Mosaics. Please enjoy this blog of me teaching Matt, Al, and Anne the fine points of this craft.

Photos By Katie Goldberg