My materials were a variety of colorful Italian & Mexican smalti, including some luscious large riven chunks which I love, dishes, and slate.
Once I finished laying all the tesserae, the real experimentation began. Flipping the work & reverse engineering a hangable substrate. Here's a time lapse of that process....
My inspiration, beginning stages & time-lapse video of the creation of "Daydream", a self portrait.
8" x 8" - stained glass, crockery, Mexican smalti & unglazed porcelain.