The Making of River Wise

A ceramic mosaic mural created for the exterior of the Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University
Students will learn the steps involved in the creation of a portable, large format, ceramic mosaic mural and become familiar with one such work of art titled, River Wise.


  • basic knowledge of ceramics and or an interest in tile setting, murals, construction processes, and or the design process


This tutorial is both a how to and a how I did it. Ceramic murals are perfect for public art and facilities beatification and far less difficult than you might think to make... with good planning. Public art gives us the opportunity to refllect and discuss issues that touch all our lives. Get an overview of how and why River Wise was created and hopefully be inspired to plan a project like this one, in your community.

Who this course is for:

  • Artists, ceramisist, tile layers and art enthusiasts

Course content

1 section5 lectures1h 0m total length
  • Introduction
  • The What ,Where and Why
  • Design and Pattern Development
  • Making and Glazing Tiles
  • Mounting Tiles to Backboard


Artist and Art Educator at the Bolles School
Tiffany Gonzalez
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Tiffany Arteaga Gonzalez is an artist and art educator. She is an accomplished sculptor and painter whose recent works expand on the health and appreciation of rivers. She works at the Bolles School in Jacksonville Florida and is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and is a 2018 MFA candidate at Jacksonville University.