News for the New Year

We’ve started back with real gusto at our Thursday evening mosaic group, we’re taking 2012 by storm!! With two new recruits joining us, ambitious projects such as tables and hearths being embarked upon and exhibition dates on the horizon, it’s all go!

In March, I will be submitting our class’s entry into the Topps Tiles Award for Achievement in Mosaic 2011/2012. We’ll sort out a date in February to photograph all the work. The regional winners receive £100  prize and the national winner receives a £500 commission from Topps Tiles (this is either the piece submitted or a specially produced duplicate)

Hopefully this year we will take part in the Chorlton Arts Festival in May and then in April we’ll be visiting  Victoria Baths to take inspiration for an exhibition of our mosaic work there in June.  The historic baths, which many of you would have seen winning BBC 2’s Restoration programme back in 2003, is home to some beautiful architecture that includes magnificent stained glass windows and marble floor mosaics. You can see some of these in my photos in an earlier post.

This year I have taken up the joint role of BAMM Regional Co-ordinator for the North West with Patricia Lee, who is based in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. The two of us will be working together to provide a programme of mosaic related events and activities throughout the year and encouraging all students and mosaic enthusiasts to sign up for membership. Details of all these activities will be posted up on the blog right here.

Finally, you might be interested to see the the line up of workshops that I’ve planned for 2012. This time, we’re venturing into new territory at venues such as Hulme Community Garden Centre and Victoria Baths as well as our old favourite Norton Priory Museum & Gardens. Check out the dates on the workshops page.

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