Monthly Archives: December 2009

Roman Mosaics Project, Year 3


The Year 3 children of Chorlton Church of England Primary School can tell you all about the Romans. The topic has been one that they’ve thoroughy enjoyed and now they’re all expert mosaic makers too!

Creating the mosaic design
photo by Sarah McAdam

In just two workshop sessions, the whole class had completed their work and it was ready to grout. With help from Tracey and a couple of parent volunteers, each child then had the opportunity to grout their masterpiece themself.

Fiddly Work, Mosaic!
“Fiddly Work, Mosaic!” (Photo by Sarah McAdam)
Mosaic workshop
“So many colours to choose from!” (Photo by Sarah McAdam)
Mosaic workshop
“It’s all a bit sticky!” (photo by Sarah McAdam)

If your school would like to run a project like this, have a look at some of the mosaic kit packages available, especially designed and produced for schools:

http://www.traceycartledge.co.uk/products?tags=schools

Here are the finished results………….

And a few close ups:

Well done Year Three!!!!

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Cast in Stone


The wonderful designs created by the participants at Mencap’s Prospect House in Stockport have now been cast into durable paving flags.

the mosaics being cast at Tracey's studio

The flags will take a few weeks to fully cure. We will keep them in the formwork just until the edges and corners are stronger and then they will be delivered back to Prospect House ready for installation in the front garden.

All together, there are 16 mosaic flags at different sizes and an extra two circular features that can be incorporated into the new patio area. Thanks to all the great contributions from the four groups involved, this is going to be a garden that everybody can enjoy and feel truly proud of.