Join artisan Pamela Stratton as she works on a mosaic, demonstrating the use of the hammer and hardie. Since antiquity, the most satisfying tools for accurate cutting of glass smalti, stone and marble have been the mosaic hammer and hardie. The hardie is like a chisel mounted in a wooden stump. See this traditional craft live and ask questions of the artist!
Demonstrations start at 10AM and will be ongoing through the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions.
The Cape Ann Artisans, now in their 33rd year, are planning a great Open Studio Tour for local and visiting art lovers. The Fall tour is Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9 10am – 5pm each day. The tour is self-guided around Gloucester and Rockport where visitors are able to stop in for as long as they like in to 17 studios offering works of art in pottery, painting, sculpture, mosaics, weaving, printmaking, jewelry, and much more! Many of the artists will be doing demos during the tour. To find out more, visit www.capeannartisans.com or join our mailing list by texting to join! Text CAAList to 22828 on your mobile device.