MakeMosaic Birthday or Hen Parties


People did ask me years ago, it’s true. For one reason or another, I didn’t do it then. However, when recently asked if I could run a mosaic birthday party quite close to home in Didsbury, I agreed…

Mosaic Birthday Party

Mosaic Birthday Party

Birthday Party Mosaics

Birthday Party Mosaics

…and I was quite delighted with the results. I’m happy to report that the birthday girl, her friends and family were all thrilled too. Hopefully these pictures will say more about it than my words can!

If you like the idea and fancy arranging a mosaic party for your special occasion, please get in touch. For the basic information on price and what’s involved, check out my website: http://www.traceycartledge.co.uk/products/210

 

 

Don’t Fence Me In!


Tracey behind bars! photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

Tracey behind bars!
photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

New rails for the ramp access to a private property in Manchester……

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Photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

The owners needed wheelchair access to both the front door and to, from and around a raised patio at the rear of the house.

Photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

ramp to raised patio at the rear
Photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

It was a great pleasure to work with the clients and design the decorative steelwork to suit their taste as well as their needs.

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Photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

The rails were all expertly fabricated and fitted by Luke Lister Blacksmiths of Stockport, Manchester.

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Photo by Vincent Abbey Photography

Roman Mosaic Masterclass with Lawrence Payne, £85


Fish out of Water

Fish out of Water


Saturday 1st March 10.00am – 4.00pm

Chorlton Central Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester

“Roman Mosaics” masterclass with LAWRENCE PAYNE at Chorlton Central Community Centre, Chorlton, Manchester.

This workshop will cover both figural and geometric mosaics including the principles used in both forms. All the work will be done using pre cut marble and other hard stones from which you will cut shapes with nippers. (All tools provided)

Taken from and example seen in Ravenna, Italy. You can also see this pattern in The Church of The Nativity, Bethlehem.

Taken from and example seen in Ravenna, Italy. You can also see this pattern in The Church of The Nativity, Bethlehem.

The price includes all materials plus a laminated crib card of The Rules and refreshments.

Suitable for complete beginners, intermediates and those with more experience looking for expert guidance in developing their technique to a higher level. Understand the principles of how ancient Roman mosaics were designed and created, get familiar with the ‘Roman Rules’ and have a go yourself in this informative and practical session under Lawrence’s supervision.

You will learn how to speed up and maintain momentum in your approach to mosaic, at whatever level you are currently working. There’s always a lively and friendly atmosphere at these workshops too.

BOOK HERE: ROMAN MOSAIC WORKSHOP

January Sales at MakeMosaicTrace’s Online Shop!!!


I’ve decided to keep up with the (other) giants of commerce and have a JANUARY sale!!!

 

MOSAIC STEPPING STONE KITS – reduced from £34 to £28 for the whole of January!!!

DRAGONFLY Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

DRAGONFLY Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

Dragonfly Mosaic Stepping Stone being cast in the plastic mould

Dragonfly Mosaic Stepping Stone being cast in the plastic mould

There’s a new design in the collection – the Blue Tit designed by Rosalind Wigley, at 11 years old, the Special Edition SHEEP (reduced from £40 to £36 – its a larger format stepping stone) as well as the original collection that you can see here:

Available designs for the Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

Available designs for the Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit

In addition to the pre-measured materials, equipment and detailed instructions included in the kit that make this process so accessible, you can watch a demo video on Youtube to see how the consistency of the mixes should look etc. Its great fun, as you can see from these Y2 youngsters having a go:

Making Mosaic Stepping Stones

Making Mosaic Stepping Stones

Also in my January sale, you can pick up any design in the collection of wall mosaic kits at the unique January price of £20!!

Bakewell Tart Mosaic Kit

Bakewell Tart Mosaic Kit

The current collection has 8 designs to choose from. The mosaics that you can make with them are 17cm x 17cm, which is the same format that I used to make these two mosaics:

Fresh as a Daisy

Fresh as a Daisy

Rubro oculo Mancunian operarius - Red-eyed Mancunian Worker (bee

Rubro oculo Mancunian operarius – Red-eyed Mancunian Worker (bee)

So, what are you waiting for? NOW is the time to get started!!!!

 

 

Buy Original Mosaic Work Online!!


For the first time, I have included two of my recent works for sale on the website!! I’m interested to find out if people would prefer to purchase work in this way……

The website has attracted lots of customers looking for good quality mosaic kits and a lot of people interested in commissioning either bespoke kits or bespoke finished works. Now there’s another option. You can buy a Tracey Cartledge mosaic.

Small Tortoiseshell Mosaic by Tracey Cartledge

Small Tortoiseshell Mosaic by Tracey Cartledge

To start with, I have put up two of the pieces from our recent exhibition: Small Tortoiseshell and Rubro Oculo Mancunian Operarius. If you have any comments or feedback, I’d love to hear from you please!!

Olympic Inspired School Sculpture Project


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Sometimes it takes a while to get good photos of the finished work!!!! I think these were worth the wait. Thank you Vincent Abbey (photographer of all the completed work)

Originally posted on MakeMosaicTrace's Blog:

UPDATE:

Here are the wonderful assemblages that I helped Y5 to create in their teams of 5-6:

For green, we have Jessica Ennis

For green, we have GB star Jessica Ennis

For red, we have GB cyclist Chris Hoy

For red, we have GB cyclist Chris Hoy

In black, its our hero Steve Redgrave

In black, its our hero Steve Redgrave

Heading off in yellow is super speedy, super cool Usain Bolt

Heading off in yellow is super speedy, super cool Usain Bolt

and in blue, we have top swimmer Rebecca Adlington

and in blue, we have top swimmer Rebecca Adlington

Here’s how they look in their place of pride, above the serving hatches in the school hall:

Our Olympic Heroes, Chorlton C E Primary School

Our Olympic Heroes, Chorlton C E Primary School

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ORIGINAL POST (May 2012):

I’m looking forward to working with Y5 next week to create some fantastic Olympic sports figures in a style that will be an homage to Tony Cragg.

Working with the dual themes of ‘the Olympic Games’ and ‘eco’, we have a project here that beautifully fulfils both. Our figures will be assembled from found objects in the Olympic colours, depicting…

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Christmas Gift Idea: Roman Mosaics Masterclass March 2014!!!


Last February, we had the great pleasure of welcoming Lawrence Payne to Manchester to host a wonderful one day workshop teaching the art and the science (well, the theory to be more specific) behind Roman Mosaics.

Roman Mosaics Workshop with Lawrence Payne

Roman Mosaics Workshop with Lawrence Payne

I’m delighted to announce that he will be making a return guest appearance and has agreed to host a workshop for us again in Chorlton – at our usual evening class venue, Chorlton Central – next March.

This workshop will be suitable for complete beginners and for returning students looking to improve to the next level.

I have made the booking available today so that you have the opportunity to give the nudge to somebody who’s trying to find the ideal gift for you this Christmas!!!

Look no further: BUY ROMAN WORKSHOP GIFT HERE!!!!