China mosaic workshop with China Petals



Held at China Petals studio in the heart of Derby this workshop is an ideal introduction to mosaic for beginners.

Learning the art of pique-assiette you will create your own mosaic using broken china, mosaic tiles and reclaimed materials.

Diane will guide you though the process of nipping old china plates to create your own little work of art. During your time at the workshop you will learn:
• which surfaces are best to mosaic upon
• the challenges working with recycled materials and how to overcome them
• how to use tools to cut and shape
• how to grout

Included in the course is everything you need for the project including MDF base, china, glue, other reclaimed materials and the use of tools. Participants are welcome to bring their own china or embellishments to use if they so wish, it’s always nice to include something personal.

The mosaic glue has to be allowed to dry for 24 hours before grouting so there will be a demonstration at the end of the workshop of how to grout your piece and you will be given a bag of powdered grout along with instructions to take home to finish your artwork.

This workshop is intended for beginners and is run in small groups. No need to worry about how artistic you are the most important thing is to relax and have fun whilst learning something new.
Diane is an experienced tutor who has run workshops for a number of years. She is great at putting people at ease and making the most of your time together.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided to create a broken china mosaic. Powdered grout and instructions of how to grout your piece at home.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are included but please bring your own packed lunch.


Diane at China Petals


71 Bridge Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


5 hours (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
MHS - - #26940

I had a brilliant time at China petals mosaic workshop on Saturday (7th December 2019). Very friendly group with expert tuition from Diane. Really happy with the Christmas decorations I created - I will be displaying them again and again. Thank you Diane.

In-person course
Hannah Whitmore - - #22755

Did a workshop yesterday with Diane, we were designing outdoor mosaics. I had so much fun and learned so much. I feel confident that I could do this at home but I would love to come back and do another workshop.

I had a great time and I am really pleased with how my work turned out, with plenty of inspiration from Diane!

Diane lovely, supportive and really informative and I would recommend attending a workshop with her if you want to try something new or if you just want to get some ideas for your own hobby.

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Hannah for such a lovely review. I'm glad that you had a great time and you should be really pleased with your mosaic, you did fantastically well. Hope to see you again sometime. Creative wishes - Diane

In-person course
Jane Cross - - #17861

I joined the Christmas Worksop on 3rd November having no previous experience. It was a really great experience and I feel I learned a lot from Diane who is a great, encouraging teacher. I enjoyed every minute and will be back again soon! 5* !

In-person course
Lin Barker - - #17792

I attended a mosaic workshop with Diane a few weeks ago having met her at a craft fair and falling in love with her work.
The booking of the workshop was easy and the information sent through before the day was comprehensive and left me with no unanswered questions.
Everything about the workshop was excellent. Diane was so welcoming, friendly and keen to share her experience and knowledge with us. The venue was perfect, easy to find, plenty of parking and lots of space to work.
Diane was a great teacher, giving us confidence to have a go at something none of us had ever tried before and answering all our questions.
I had a fantastic day - everything exceeded expectations and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. In fact, I'd love to attend again and continue to practice my new skills!

In-person course
johanna Mcneil - - #17669

I attended this course a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it . What a treat to try something new and create a beautiful bespoke pice of art. very relaxing and Diane was so helpful and taught us all the skills we need to go and have a go with confidence after the workshop.

In-person course
Kate Clark - - #17477

I went to the workshop ran by Diane on Saturday 13th October. I have never done anything like this before and Diane explained things really well and you could ask her any question and she was more than happy to help. Diane was really welcoming and the whole course was relaxed, fun and interesting. I have got the bug and want to carry on experimenting with mosaics. I can’t recommend Diane and her course enough especially if you are a beginner like me.

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Kate, I'm glad you had a good time and you feel inspired to make more :)

In-person course
Angela Manning - - #16556

Had a great day. Lots of resources to use, and nice venue.

Response from China Petals:

Hi Angela, Im really glad you had a great time and your plaque looks brilliant, well done.

In-person course
Theresa doughty - - #15991

Brilliant course really enjoyed it. Supportive and easy to follow the instructions. Highly recommend xx

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Tess, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

In-person course
Richard Scott - - #15983

Had a great time trying out mosaicing. My creation now has pride of place on my kitchen wall.
Thank you for the fun day. Venue easy to find, easy to park - all good.

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Richard, I'm glad you had a great time. You should be very proud of your work it is stunning.

In-person course
Frances McCarthy - - #15452

Very friendly and accessible course, great for an absolute beginner. Teachers were very welcoming and knowledgeable, there was plenty of time to be creative and create something unique.

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Fran, we are really glad you enjoyed yourself and had a great time

In-person course
M H Scott - - #15439

really enjoyed this course! easy to understand, fun and creative. highly recommended !!!

Response from China Petals:

Thank you again Hazel!

In-person course
M H Scott - - #15434

Had a really great time today, and made a pot-stand with a china wave pattern - beginning to think I may be artistic after all. This course is so enjoyable. Thank you, Diane and Pat.

Response from China Petals:

Thanks Hazel I'm glad you enjoyed your day.

In-person course
Hazel Scott - - #14305

I absolutely loved this course. I had never attempted this before and so have a real sense of achievement. It was fun and I had a super day. Great teaching and very patient with beginners. Highly recommended.

Response from China Petals:

Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us.

In-person course
Lizzy Hunt - - #13901

We had such a fun morning and we were all delighted with the results. I consider myself without any creative genes but was happy with my first attempt at a mosaic heart. Di and Pat were great teachers and very patient!

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Lizzy, I'm glad you had a great time. Your heart looked beautiful too.

In-person course
Kirstie Banks - - #13883

highly recommend even though I am not crafty Diane was a super teacher and took the time to help when I needed it but also made it fun whilst learning I was so pleased with my finished heart a massive thumbs up 👍 and would definitely be booking again.

Response from China Petals:

Thank you Kirstie, I'm glad you enjoyed learning something new and had a great day

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