Monthly Archives: June 2011

Busy Bees Make Beautiful Butterflies

The workshop programme for the FLUTTERBY Project at The National Wildflower Centre is now complete and what a great time the groups have spent helping us to design the Butterfly Garden!!

Children and young people attending the Royal School for the Blind in Wavertree made some amazing butterfly collages with us. Their huge efforts and ready enthusiasm made it a delight to work with the groups and you can see here that the results were brilliant too.

Other groups that attended workshop sessions in the Education Room at NWC have worked directly in mosaic to produce a selection of 10 local species of butterflies. We are looking forward to casting them all in the studio next week.

How to Mosaic a Daisy Flower Pot

If you read Part 1 and reached this stage of the process:

I’m really sorry to have kept you patiently waiting to know how to complete your mosaic flower pot……

The wait is almost over. Since publishing the blog post ‘How to Mosaic a Flower Pot – Part 1’, Simply Homemade magazine has chosen the project to be featured in their next issue!!

Yesterday, my friend Nick – a highly skilled photographer – took a new set of photos with the help of his very efficient young assistant Poppy, so that we can show each step of the process much more clearly. I’m now obliged to keep you in suspense just a little longer, I’m afraid, until the magazine hits the shop shelves and then we’ll finally reveal Part 2 – The finished thing!

July Mosaic Weekend booking up fast!!

If you’ve been pondering whether or not to join us for the fabulous MOSAIC MASTERPIECES week-end, there are a few places left for the last course of the summer, Sat 16th and Sunday 17th July at the beautiful Norton Priory Museum & Gardens.

So book today!! e-mail me: for a booking form and further details or book online: or you can phone me on 0161 860 0387.

Identify My Fluttery Friends

Workshops for the Flutterby Project at the National Wildflower Centre begin next week. The project has inspired me to create a new series of mosaics in the studio. Here’s my progress to date with the first one:

Can you identify it?


In between hosting workshops, packing up and sending out record numbers of orders this week, I also treated myself to spending another hour on the butterfly…..slowly, slowly…!!

Do you know what kind of butterfly it is yet???


Counting Sheep?

As the project feature goes to press in Issue 5 of Simply Homemade Magazine, we’ve introduced this Special Edition stepping stone kit of a cute woolly sheep to the online collection.

Its a bit bigger than our others – 320mm diameter – and includes a pretty glass mosaic border detail. Hope you like it!!