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Create your own mosaic birdbath at Saturday class

August 4, 2010 |  6:54 am

Bird bath
Artist Leigh Adams says she has an unusual perspective on earthquakes. "Instead of getting upset when something breaks, everyone cheers," she says of her family. "It's called a paradigm shift. I enjoy taking something broken and making something whole and wonderful out of it."

Adams' latest paradigm shift is for the birds: She hosts a class on making mosaic birdbaths on Saturday at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. In the hands-on workshop, Adams will demonstrate how to use broken tile and glass on saucers or bowls, fused and grouted into place. Everyone, she says, will go home with a finished piece.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants should bring a 12-inch or larger glazed saucer or bowl like the one pictured above. Admission is $40 to $50. Reservations: (626) 821-4623 or e-mail jill.berry@arboretum.org.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Leigh Adams