What Students Say
"I wish I had taken a hammer and hardie course with Michael Kruzich years ago."
"Through a fun and well-organized combination of lecture, demo, and hands-on exercises, MK demystifies classical mosaic technique, illuminating its practical relevance, advantages and accessibility. I had a blast in his course, learned so much, and with his patient attention overcame my hesitancy with the hammer and hardie."
...I would also point out to future students that these skills are relevant and valuable, regardless of both the level of the student and the student’s favored tesserae material type to work in.
Italian Smalti and Stone are emphasized, …. but the skills acquired can be applied with glossy or matte glass tiles. vitreous glass tiles, broken china….. etc. Whatever mosaic medium you favor …. you’ll benefit from Michael’s teachings.
I am also inspired by Michael’s own personal discipline, diligence and passion to “all things mosaic”. His own dedication to both learning traditional mosaic practices and experimenting with new mosaic methods is quite impressive. At one point during the class, Michael turned to me and said “practice and repetition makes everything better”. It really is true …… so now, it’s time for me to get busy and apply these techniques to new mosaics – I can’t wait!