Monthly Archives: March 2011

Its in! New Mosaic Now Installed at Dearne Valley Park

Glorious sunshine, cool fresh breeze – we couldn’t have wished for more conducive weather as we set about installing the fabulous new mosaic at Dearne Valley Park on Monday.

The mosaic has been a massive achievement for the young people who put their time and effort into producing drawings and creating the panels prior to installation. A number of them came down to site on Monday afternoon to see their mosaic masterpiece in its permanent new position at a key entrance to the nature park.



The young people put together their drawings, depicting life at Dearne Valley Park and they were sent to me at the studio, together with dimensions and a basic idea of format for the overall design. From this, I created a bespoke community mosaic kit, together with the design and full scale templates.

I was invited to take part in a full day of workshops at the Ozone centre at Barnsley Football Ground where we had a very jolly and highly productive day making up the panels. See earlier post for details





Great news!!

We’ve arranged with the lovely staff at Norton Priory to host a series of mosaic week-end courses this spring/summer……

Join us for an inspired week-end of creativity. The two day course includes full access to the idyllic 40 acre site, with its 12th century Priory, museum and Georgian Walled Garden, sure to give you lots of inspiration from which to create your mosaic design.

Friend and colleague, artist Karen Allerton and I will be co-hosting the week-ends and aim to keep the groups to a cosy number to ensure a relaxed atmosphere and enough help and attention for all.

We will be on hand for guidance and advice throughout the week-end’s activity, which starts with drawing/painting/photography in the grounds. There will be an exciting selection of materials provided in the education room studio to choose from allowing you to create a mosaic masterpiece that can take pride of place in your home or garden.

The course is suitable for absolute beginners and all other levels.

Course Dates:

  • April – Sat 16th & Sun 17th 10-4pm (both days)
  • May – Sat 21st & Sun 22nd 10-4pm (both days)
  • June – Sat 18th & Sun 19th 10-4pm (both days)
  • July – Sat 16th & Sun 17th 10-4pm (both days)


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1SX

Full Week-end Course: £150.00

Book your place online: If you need further details or have any questions about the courses, please contact me by telephone: 0161 860 0387 or by e-mail:



Fancy a peep at what we’ve been up to on Thursday nights?

Its nearly the week-end. You’ve done a hard day’s work. You get home, make tea and then what? Watch the TV? Do some chores? Check your friends on Facebook? Not if you’ve discovered the Thursday night mosaic class in Chorlton!!

Here’s a sneaky peep at what’s been going on…………………

We're all heart...


Some of us are making ripples......

Others are crunching numbers….


Some of us are total stars

its surprisingly quick to get the hang of……
You won’t feel like a real lemon
However we really ought to warn you


that stylish as it might be

it's utterly addictive!!













All the work shown has been produced at our Thursday evening classes at The Edge in Chorlton. Find out more about the classes on an earlier post.

Keep your eyes open.......

Because mosaic is taking over our world............