Mosaic art

Mosaic art

Making artwork with broken ceramics, also known as "mosaic art," is a great way to upcycle old or damaged ceramic pieces and turn them into something beautiful. Here are the basic steps to get started:


  • Broken ceramic pieces
  • Tile adhesive or strong glue
  • Grout
  • Mixing bowl and spatula
  • Protective gloves and goggles
  • Ceramic or wooden base (e.g. picture frame, flower pot)


  1. Gather your broken ceramic pieces and sort them by color or pattern.
  2. Choose a ceramic or wooden base to work on. This can be a picture frame, flower pot, or any other surface that you want to decorate.
  3. Put on your protective gloves and goggles to prevent injury from sharp edges of broken ceramics.
  4. Apply a layer of tile adhesive or strong glue to the surface of the ceramic or wooden base.
  5. Start arranging the broken ceramic pieces onto the adhesive or glue, creating a pattern or design that you like. You can also use scissors or pliers to trim the broken pieces into smaller shapes as needed.
  6. Allow the adhesive or glue to dry completely, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Mix the grout in a separate mixing bowl according to the instructions on the package.
  8. Apply the grout over the broken ceramic pieces with a spatula or your fingers, pressing it into the gaps between the pieces.
  9. Use a damp sponge to wipe away any excess grout, and to smooth the surface of the artwork.
  10. Allow the grout to dry completely, according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Your artwork made with broken ceramics is now ready to display! With a little bit of creativity and some basic materials, you can turn damaged ceramics into a unique and beautiful piece of art.

3rd Mar 2023

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