Monthly Archives: February 2012

Roman Mosaics Class Pack with 20% discount – Our March Special Offer To Schools


Roman Mosaics Class Pack

Every month the website features a special offer on one of the school mosaic products . This month, its a whopping 20% off the Roman Mosaics Class Pack, which is one of the best bargains we’ve ever offered. Instead of £245 – which is actually amazing value anyway when you cost out what’s included – it is just £196 if you place your school’s order this March. We hope you can take advantage of this very special offer.

Step into a Colourful Story


Year 3 have created a new game for the whole school to enjoy along the nursery path: a story telling game made in mosaic!!

freshly installed this half term

Each mosaic square features one of the circular stepping stones made by Y3, working in pairs. There are 15 in total. They designed images of characters, objects and locations for the Story Telling path that other children can weave into new stories each time they play, as they leap from one square to another. Featured images include a castle; a beanstalk; a vortex (through which you might leap into a new dimension); a blood-stained dagger; a cute dog; a bolt of lightening and more…..

The children made up the designs on templates and then worked in small groups with me and Luke – who was chief cement mixer for the day – to cast them into concrete down in the school basement. It was like one big mud pie bakery down there, except the mud pies were masterpieces that set to perfection….

More images of the project and full report coming soon…..


Tracey Cartledge Artist

Here is my step-by-step guide to show you how I created this cheerful, summery mosaic flower pot for the garden. You can also buy a kit to help you to make your own!!

You will need:

 MATERIALS

  • Plain 29cm terracotta flower pot – B & Q (price £4.50)
  • PVA Bonding(builders strength) – B& Q or local builders’ merchants approximately £8.00/2.5 litres
  • Acrylic paint (Daler Rowney, hooker’s green) – local art & craft suppliers/art shop/or online:   http://www.artdiscount.co.uk/ £2.65/120ml tube
  • Cementitious tile adhesive (outdoor quality) – Topps Tiles or Tiles UK, eg. BAL Rapidset Grey 5kg, £10.49
  • Grout (outdoor quality, wide joint, grey) – Topps Tiles or Tiles UK, eg. BAL Wide Joint Grout Grey, 3.5kg £10.49

 TOOLS

  • China marker
  • Tile nippers
  • Safety specs
  • Grout squeegee 

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