Tuesday, July 29, 2008

tool tuesday: tile nippers

It's Tuesday again and that means tools! In my last post, the colourful and cheerful mosaic work of Melissa Davidson was featured and now we get to meet the tool that literally shapes these beautiful pieces. Her nippers! Here is what she had to say about her favourite tool:

When I’m in my mosaic studio, my nippers are an extension of my right hand. They shape the glass or ceramic tile to the size I need. Some people use double wheeled nippers but I like my trusty side biters, as some call them.

Thanks Melissa! Bloggers...keep those tool submissions coming!


Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Hey...I almost guessed those, but I didn't know what they were called, haha.

Jo Horswill said...

Now I want a "trusty side biter"!!!
Do you think the man at the hardware shop will look at me strangely when I ask him for one? I hope so :)
Great post Kate, Melissa does wonderful work.

Jacky said...

Love Melissa's mosaics... have dabbled myself and found it very satisfying and lots of fun!!!

Love your pieces for the exhibition!

kate said...

Thanks all for your comments. Melissa appreciated them too.