We had such a lovely day at Hulme Garden Centre, making our mosaics in the straw bale classroom. The group was a friendly bunch – 5 in total – and everybody made a mosaic stepping stone. The quickest workers also made mosaic wall plaques and the others had time to make an extra stepping stone – smaller and more abstract – whilst these were getting completed.
lots of hard work and concentration……..
using tile nippers to cut accurate shapes…..
making careful colour choices……..we had so many to choose from!
deciding on details and finishing touches……
and here’s how they’re looking after a light clean……(still setting)
Jude’s sail boat
Carey’s heart with initials
Mareen’s floral design
Maureen’s abstract piece
Anita’s abstract piece with heart motif
“Wow don’t they look great Tracey I had a great day and really pleased with the stepping stones. I thought the venue was also really good. Thanks very much, best wishes Maureen”
The mosaics look fab!
Russell & I really enjoyed the session.
(Russell was seeing mosaics when he closed his eyes…you’ve really inspired him back into doing art himself!!)
Could we please also order 2 large, 2 medium and 2 small stepping stone moulds and 2 pairs of nippers and collect at the same time we collect our ‘works of art!’.
Anita & Russell”
Our next workshop at Hulme Community Garden Centre is on Saturday 9th June when we’ll be making mosaic plant pots for the garden. Again, we’ll use frost resistant ceramic tiles and glass mosaics as well. Fancy joining us?
Here’s where to book: http://www.traceycartledge.co.uk/products?tags=Week-end+Mosaic+Courses
Photos by Matilda Wigley, Rosalind Wigley and Tracey Cartledge