Collage Ceramics & Mosaic - 2 Day Course



Come and join ceramic artist Alison Waters and mosaic artist Tracey Cartledge for an exciting new course over two full days at Grit Studios. Session 1 – Saturday 6th April 10-4 The first workshop day will be spent creating collages and producing handmade clay tiles. Enjoy experimenting in a relaxing, friendly creative environment with like-minded people. For your collage, consider bringing with you photos, old letters, magazine or news cuttings etc. You might be thinking of celebrating somebody or something special or significant to you with the items that you select. We’ll also have materials available for you to choose from. After the session, transfers will be produced of your collage work (by a specialist supplier) and then applied to your tiles by us prior to firing in the kiln at Grit Studios so that they are ready for you to use in session 2. Session 2 – Saturday 20th April 10-4 Create a composition using your fired ceramic collage tiles together with your selection of mosaic materials from a wide range available in Tracey’s mosaic studio. You can also bring your own treasures to include in your piece e.g. broken crockery, beads, jewellery, coins, tokens, pebbles etc. This double workshop opens up a wealth of possibilities and a great opportunity for creative experimentation. Both artists will be on hand at each session to offer guidance and advice.

What's included in the price?

All materials and kiln firings are included in the price. Tools will be provided and plenty of refreshments throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Tracey is a self-employed artist, specialising in mosaic. She restores architectural mosaics and creates bespoke works of art to commission for both public spaces and private property. In 2014, she restored the mosaic floors of Victoria Station, Manchester, as part of its £44million refurbishment and is currently working on the project for 2 years to restore Manchester Town Hall's mosaic floors with The Mosaic Restoration Company. Tracey plays an active role in community learning: working independently with schools, galleries and museums and with adults at her regular studio workshops.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
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Studio 1, Grit Studios, Canal Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 3BZ