This is the bespoke balcony mosaic floor that I have just finished making in the studio. It is a private commission and the design was evolved through conversations and the exchange of sketch design ideas and feedback with the client. As the piece gradually took shape, I texted photos to keep the client up to date with work in progress and check that they were still happy with the design.
Working from the photos that she took on her recent visit to Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Karen has made a start on this lovely mosaic.
Does it inspire you to come and try your own hand at mosaic? Karen and I are hosting a series of relaxing week-end mosaic courses at Norton Priory this summer. There are still places available for the first one this month (16th & 17th), so why not join us?
Some fabulous new materials will be available and you will make a large mosaic wall piece, suitable for outdoors. What’s more, the price also includes free admission to the museum, ancient priory and Georgian walled garden.
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
In our next project (2) at The Edge Thursday evening classes, we will be making mosaic signs suitable for outdoors, such as house number plaques. This will give you the opportunity to make a functional mosaic for your own house or to give as a gift and to learn some specific mosaic techniques, consideration of colour and composition.
You can opt into project two as soon as you have completed project one or you can work on a project of your own instead. Please feel free to bring any of your own materials and your own project designs and ideas to work on or you can arrange with me to source particular materials for you. If you are working on one of the prescribed projects, however, all the materials will be provided.
This Thursday I will bring nippers, safety specs and squeegees for you to purchase, as requested. You can pay on the night or from the website in advance. (remember you need to click the ‘collection’ option instead of standard delivery to prevent the payment gateway from calculating a shipping cost on your order). http://www.traceycartledge.co.uk/
For further details about the evening classes see earlier post and/or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org