Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Held at the delightful craft rooms of Sew Lovely in the heart of beautiful Derbyshire 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.
I 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 a MDF base, china, glue, other reclaimed materials and the use of my 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.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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, biscuits and cake are included but please bring your own packed lunch.
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.
MHS - - #26940
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.
Hannah Whitmore - - #22755
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
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* !
Jane Cross - - #17861
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!
Lin Barker - - #17792
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.
johanna Mcneil - - #17669
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.
Kate Clark - - #17477
Response from China Petals:Thank you Kate, I'm glad you had a good time and you feel inspired to make more :)
Had a great day. Lots of resources to use, and nice venue.
Angela Manning - - #16556
Response from China Petals:Hi Angela, Im really glad you had a great time and your plaque looks brilliant, well done.
Brilliant course really enjoyed it. Supportive and easy to follow the instructions. Highly recommend xx
Theresa doughty - - #15991
Response from China Petals:Thank you Tess, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us :)
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.
Richard Scott - - #15983
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.
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.
Frances McCarthy - - #15452
Response from China Petals:Thank you Fran, we are really glad you enjoyed yourself and had a great time
really enjoyed this course! easy to understand, fun and creative. highly recommended !!!
M H Scott - - #15439
Response from China Petals:Thank you again Hazel!
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.
M H Scott - - #15434
Response from China Petals:Thanks Hazel I'm glad you enjoyed your day.
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.
Hazel Scott - - #14305
Response from China Petals:Thank you so much, we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us.
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!
Lizzy Hunt - - #13901
Response from China Petals:Thank you Lizzy, I'm glad you had a great time. Your heart looked beautiful too.
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.
Kirstie Banks - - #13883
Response from China Petals:Thank you Kirstie, I'm glad you enjoyed learning something new and had a great day
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