Table Top Mosaic with Tami Macala

Let's Just Table This Mosaic for Now!

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Course intro with Tami Macala

Tami lays it all out on how to make your own table top mosaic!

How often have you looked at a table and thought, “Wow, that would look great as a mosaic table?” Do you pass by table bases at yard sales, thrift shops, or any stores and think, “I would love to create a mosaic for my garden or home with that.”

The wait is over! You can now learn how to create your tabletop mosaic from Tami Macala exclusively here at Mosaic Arts Online. Creating a tabletop mosaic can be fun, creative, and very gratifying.

Tami takes her twenty-plus years creating mosaic art and shares her experience, tips, and techniques here for you to learn.

Tami uses ceramic tile in this course, but you can easily use many materials, including stained glass, manufactured tiles, pottery, plates, and more.

In this course, Tami shares:

  • Two types of table bases, one with a lip and one without, but most styles will work
  • How to clean and prep the base
  • How to cut the substrates
  • How to choose ceramic tiles for weather and durability
  • The best tools for this project
  • Tami’s favorite mosaic tile adhesive
  • Design and composition
  • How to cut and break the tiles
  • Tips and tricks for trimming the tiles for the best fit
  • How to install the tabletop into the base
  • How to grout the mosaic with epoxy grout
  • Bonus sections for creating a stained glass mosaic for a table base WITHOUT a lip

By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to create all types of tabletop mosaics for indoor or outdoor display.

Tami has added her tabletop mosaic flower design to this course for you to use. Tami shares suggestions for sourcing table bases but leaves the search up to you!

Tami has included a PDF of her suggested tools, materials, and resources available for download.

Your Instructor

Tami Macala
Tami Macala

Tami Macala, founder and owner of Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online, has always had her hand in art. She started out at eleven years old as an oil painter, winning awards throughout Southern California. With a fashion and textile design degree, Tami began a twenty-year career in the movie and television industry as a costumer, dressing leading actors and actresses. Not feeling completely fulfilled as a costumer and the long hours, Tami found a new passion in mosaic art and in true fashion, became a self-taught mosaic artist while continuing her successful career in the entertainment world.

In 2000, Tami started her first company, All Cracked Up Mosaics, creating personal and custom-designed mosaic art commissions for clients all over the US.

In 2009, Tami began teaching mosaic art. She founded her second business, The Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art, teaching her favorite art medium. There, she brought in world-renowned mosaic artists to teach her students, creating a hub of learning and inspiration.

In 2015, Tami retired from the entertainment industry and founded her latest companies, Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online. Tami and her husband, Jerry, now produce online courses with some of the most sought-after artists in mosaic, mixed media, and fine art.

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