The classes are relaxed, creative and friendly, open to any ability.
It's quite simple really - just book, turn up and I will guide you so your aims are achievable and your day enjoyable! If you are staying all day, Please bring a pack lunch, an apron & your reading glasses - if you need them! (Goggles provided).
Please take the time to read the information below, use the link to ask anything at all. Please read the terms and conditions at the end of this page which you are accepting when you book. Note cancellation policy.
EXTRA materials are approx £25 for an A4 mosaic, pay for this at the class - don't worry in advance. All work must be grouted at home, I cannot do this at this studio, but please don’t worry, this is easy and advice and everything you need will be supplied.
The studio accommodates about 8 people, entry via a few steps. There is plenty of parking.
NEW TO MY CLASSES
It is not always practical to time projects to the exact hours you might attend so please have an open mind to finishing your work at home. I will teach you cutting and laying your tiles, what to stick them onto and what to stick with. Some dexterity is required, cutting with nippers needs reasonable strength, but easily achievable by most people.
Being able to draw brilliantly is not a prerequisite but a lively imagination and an enjoyment and appreciation of colour and texture will definitely help. I have some books and samples to help you, but please bring along your reference. Do some research and print out anything you need (pinterest is always helpful). Don’t worry about drawing out your ideas in much detail, simple lines suffice.
IF YOU DON'T FINISH you will take home enough tiles to finish your mosaic. If you continue to work on new projects the suppliers you need are listed on my website - you will certainly need a pair of Leoponit nippers (I find are best, try Amazon or mosaic websites, Mosaic Workshop, The Craft Kit for example).
BASES What to stick your work to: MDF is suitable for working indoors and I supply this at 12mm thick in a limited range of sizes, A4 and A3, and some square bases in similar sizes. To work outdoors you need something waterproof, like metal, frost proof tiles, a pot (sealed or frostproof), a small paving slab, glass, perspex.... I may have some pieces of slate and perspex for outdoors in a limited range of fairly small sizes, but you may need to think about sourcing something yourself (and it's best to check). Single pieces of marine ply (essential for outdoors) are available online from The Mosaic Workshop.
I cannot accommodate large projects like tables for example - mosaic is heavy to handle so best to learn the techniques with me and complete larger items at home.
I make hand made scrabble sized ceramic lettering, great for personalising your work and unique to my classes!
It is possible that the classes may be cancelled, as the class is dependent on me. Please make sure I have your mobile number, please check your mobile on the day of your class, in the unlikely event of the class being cancelled at late notice I will send a message to your mobile. This is especially important if you travel some distance. (NB I have not cancelled a class on the day in 15 years!
I love sharing my ideas with others and helping you realise your projects.
Email to enquire about anything at all.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are not too many...
Book and pay in advance.
Eight days notice before your class for a full refund, for weekly classes.
Two weeks notice before 1 day classes for a partial refund, (minus £20 non refundable deposit).
Refunds are not offered for booked accommodation, please check your own holiday cancellation policy.
At the class, always wear goggles supplied.
When grouting at home use a mask, grout is a fine powder and an irritant, do not inhale.
Take care when clearing up, shards of glass are sharp on your fingers, USE A BRUSH.
Please advise of any relevant medical conditions.
Be aware, there are steps into and out of the studio.