Sonia King (second from left) prepares to lead a week-long class at the Glass Furnace, an international glass center located in Istanbul, Turkey, using thinset mortar donated by LATICRETE.

Turkey’s Glass Furnace glass center recently received two gifts for its upcoming week-long glass mosaic workshop: Sonia King, a mosaic artist, educator and author; and a shipment of LATICRETE thin-set mortar. King’s workshop, designed to offer participants an elevated sense of what mosaic art is about and provide each artist with the knowledge to take their skills to the next level.

All of the mosaic glass art was installed using LATICRETE’s premium thin-set mortar.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to share what’s happening creatively with fine art mosaics in another part of the world,” said King. “We were very happy with the generous support shown to us by LATICRETE. It was very important to use the best adhesives to ensure that the mosaic art created during the week will last forever.”

The Glass Furnace, an international glass center built in the green fields of the Black Sea Region, was established with the goal of providing a high standard of education to its students, to form a common meeting group for local and international artists who are interested in glass art, and to contribute to the development of contemporary Turkish glass and fine arts.