Materials and Designs
The Mosaic designs of EMAAA are inspired from both nature and a wide range of traditional craft designs. As EMAAA continues to create and experiment their repertoire continues to grow. These designs can then be adapted to suit both the size and conditions of the surface to be decorated. Materials used to produces the Mosaics are of high quality: Smalti, Glass Mosaic, Italian marble, Stoneware tesserae.The materials arrive in their raw form at the workshop where they are reworked to produce the final products to be used in the creation of the Mosaics. EMAAA is able to produce a wide variety of finishes from a smooth, even polished surface, to their particular speciality of a highly textured, surface in high relief.
Stoneware, smalti and white gold. Indirect technique. Bright tones.
Marble, gold, flint.
A subtle play of light and shade.
Pebbles, glass, venetian smalti. Animal or mineral?
Marble, smalti from Venice. This floral decoration is inspired by the ornaments of Ottoman traditional ceramics. The flowers and foliage are made of colored and shiny Venetian smalti that contrasts with the raw marble. Ornaments are part of our sources of inspiration. Repeated or in free composition, they produce refined decorations.
Can the mosaic look as light and airy as a cloud? To create this material in suspension, we associated the roundness of the pebbles, the fluidity of the agate and the luminous reflections of the gold. Cirrus, cumulus, stratus, the mosaic adapts to all forms and is not always as heavy as one might think.
Mosaic has the advantage of drawing its raw materials from a multiplicity of sources. Wave expresses this profusion of materials. Marbles, flint, Venetian enamels, earthenware, porcelain, porcelain stoneware, all the traditional mosaic materials are there, or almost.
Marble can be a warm but sometimes dull material. We wanted to break the monotony of the frame and revive the composition of this mosaic by introducing contemporary stoneware in bright colors. In this destructured frieze, even on a small area "Pawnees" warms up what could be a slightly dull interior.
To create a tiled texture is above all to let the subject speak for itself. The most beautiful effects are often obtained thanks to very simple procedures. This mosaic of pebbles and glass paste is a mineral tribute to the intrinsic beauty of nature.
Tessera = Pixel
This texture of marble and Venetian enamels emphasizes the pointillist character of the mosaic but with relief. Color combinations and density offer unlimited graphic effects.
Contemporary mosaics come close to another equally fascinating craft, that of weaving. The technical approach is very different but the two practices are similar in their desire to make the materials dialogue. Red is actually Red and Blue, the red enamels and the blue-grey of the slate. We like to accentuate the relief.
A vibrant tribute to the painter Seraphine of Senlis with this mosaic of Venetian enamels and glass paste. Painting is another source of inspiration and often a starting point for the creation of our mosaics.
We used fragments of slate fixed vertically to compose this mineral weaving effect. It is easy to see how the surface could suddenly become animated by the introduction of color or by some movement of tesserae. An ideal mosaic for the outdoors.
This mosaic with whimsical geometry is made in indirect technique is made using glass paste and enamels from Venice. A mixture of opus incertum and tessellatum.