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Studio Workshops – Sign Up!!


New Dates for Summer 2016

If you’re fascinated by mosaics and would like to learn the basics, coming to one of my studio workshops is the ideal way to get started. The creative process is absorbing and therapeutic. The feedback from previous workshops has been very positive and enthusiastic.

Here are the dates and links to my main website, where you can book your place securely:

WORKSHOPS

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MOSAIC TABLES – additional course of three workshops this October/November in Chorlton


If you’d love to make a mosaic table, either for your own garden or as a special gift, all you have to do is sign up. The rest is easy…………

Over three consecutive Saturdays, you will be guided through the design and making processes and will end the course taking away a stunning and unique piece of garden furniture that you can be proud of. Contact me for further details on 0161 860 0387 or e-mail traceycartledge@o2.co.uk.

Make a Mosaic Stepping Stone with us on May 26th!!


If you watched any of those programmes in the series ‘Love Your Garden’ with old Alan Titchmarsh or if you’re a fan of Kirties Allsopp’s ‘Homemade Home’ you might have seen beautiful mosaics creating a focal point in various gorgeous gardens. Did you fancy having a go yourself? Didn’t get round to it? Well, opportunity is here knocking on your door – come and join us at Hulme Community Garden Centre on 26th and make one under expert supervision – you’ll even get a FREE GIFT mosaic kit to take home with you as well!!!

The workshop starts at 10.00am in the Straw Bail classroom – I believe that it is the first of its type in Manchester but please correct me if you know otherwise! We’ll spend some time working out the design for your mosaic inlay and then you’ll get to work creating the mosaic on a template. Plenty of help will be given at every stage, so don’t worry if you are a complete beginner, you won’t be alone. The frost resistant cinch tiles come in a fabulous range of colours, so you will have plenty of choice for your design.

Once your mosaic design is complete, you will mix concrete and mortar and use these mixes to cast your stepping stone, complete with your mosaic inlay. Its great fun – just like making mud pies except with permanent and more beautiful results!! These stepping stones are wonderfully durable and will last for many decades in your garden. All the equipment will be there for you. People always work at different speeds with mosaic so if you like to take your time and spend the full session on this project, you can do. Nobody will rush you. If, however, you’re a speedy worker there will be a bonus opportunity to try out a few other mosaic techniques too.

Each participant attending this workshop will also receive a gift to take home. To help keep up your new skills, you’ll be given a funky little mosaic fridge magnet kit that you can complete at your leisure. They make great gifts for friends’ birthdays….

The price of the workshop is £84.00, inclusive of all materials and regular refreshments. Online booking is easy, just follow this link: BOOK WORKSHOP NOW

For more information and a booking form, please e-mail me as soon as possible at tracey.cartledge@o2.co.uk or phone me on 0161 860 0387. Places are limited!!

Chorlton Mosaic Class – Recent Work


'Crocuses' by Jane

An earlier post showed some of the exciting work produced by the Thursday evening mosaic class in Chorlton that we photographed for the Topps Tiles annual Achievement in Mosaic Award. It was only the tip of the iceberg, though. Here are a few more images of the group’s wonderful work for your viewing delight!!

Mosaic Fire Guard by Debbie. Inspired by wrought ironwork at Victoria Baths, Manchester.

'Gift' by Helen

Mandala by Sarah

'A Slice of Pizza' by Maggie

'Lemons' by Maureen

'Picasso's Dove' by Mark

'Direction Found' by Sarah

We’re entering the Topps Tiles Competition for Achievement in Mosaic!!


What a thrill that so many of the talented individuals who attend my Thursday evening Mosaic Class in Chorlton, South Manchester agreed to submit their work for the annual Topps Tiles Competition. Its the first year that our class has entered, so fingers crossed…..here are a few glimpses of just some of our entries for you…..

"Pieces of Peace" by Sarah

 

"Red Fishes"
by Debbie

 

"The Dog Who Wished He Could Fly" by Margaret

 

"Dove" by Jane

 

"Bowl with Goldfish" by Mark

 

"Butterfly" by Helen

 

"Emerald Circles" by Helen

 

There are many more beautiful pieces in our submission. I’ll have to post a few more up to show the world later. Good luck to all of you!!

Anybody interested in joining our group or signing up for any of the forthcoming summer workshops, should check the details on the Workshops, Classes & Courses page. Newcomers always welcome!!