|commission, Riverdale Hub logo-in-progress|
made by Anna Camilleri
1326 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Over the past couple months, I've had the pleasure of building a ceramic and glass mosaic for the Riverdale Hub, as part of a community revitalization strategy for the Gerrard Bazaar/Little India neighbourhood.
As a point of interest, the materials I work with begin as standard tiles. I cut individual tiles down into "strips" using a wet saw. Each piece of ceramic or glass is then shaped with manual cutters and files. I prefer working with commercial tile because the variation in tile depth and materials -- from porcelain to glass, and stone to glazed ceramic -- enables me to incorporate high relief, and blend texture and finishes.
|mural artists work|