Glass appliqué mosaic workshop at Cakebread Studios, Central Manchester

Glass Appliqué Mandala Mosaics


A very special workshop exploring the glass on glass process to produce your own unique translucent glass mosaic that will reflect and project light in beautiful and delightful ways.

We will provide you with all the materials that you need, including a fine selection of coloured glass pieces and a circular clear glass substrate that has been framed in lead for you, ready to hang at home later.

You will learn how to cut, shape and grind glass safely, making a test piece before starting on the main piece of work. No pressure to finish on the day, as a goody bag will be provided for you to complete your piece at home if required. We all work at different speeds!

• Suitable for any level of experience, including absolute beginners.
• All tools provided
• Design templates available
• Circular glass base, framed in lead & ready to hang provided
• Coffee, tea & herbal teas available throughout the day
• Goody bag to take home (material to complete your mandala, if unfinished)
• A delightful selection of coloured and textured glass available for you to select from – included in the ticket price

Please contact me with any queries using the form above.

The studio is 5 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Station.

With adequate notice, I can reserve a secure car park space for you for the whole day @ £3.50.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

• All materials are included and tools are provided for your use.
• Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day.
• You will receive workshop notes and supplier info to take home
• Full details of how to find the studio, what to expect on the day etc. provided in advance


Tracey Cartledge at Tracey Cartledge Artist
Cakebread Workshop Artist Studios, Unit 3, 48 Cakebread Street
Greater Manchester
M12 6HF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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In-person course
Jan johnson - - #24922

Extremely enjoyable day at Cakebread Studios with Tracey and Caroline making a glass on glass mandala.

The ladies are both excellent tutors.Very clear and concise instructions and tips and on-going support throughout the day. All necessary tools and equipment were provided along with an extensive range of glass to choose from to make the mandala.

I would definitely recommend this as a fun and creative day. You will learn a lot and have a beautiful piece to take home with you.

Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:

Hi Jan
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and very pleased to hear that you found it a valuable experience. We really enjoyed your company and seeing your design come to life in gorgeous colours and textures of beautiful glass.
All the best,

In-person course
Margaret Squires - - #22910

I'm not a complete beginner in this field, I have attended a glass applique workshop before and really enjoyed it. Lots of help and support, plenty of materials to work with and a lively friendly atmosphere. I don't know where the time went and had not finished but was sent home with appropriate materials and tools to finish the job!

Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:

Hi Margaret,
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to welcome you to the new studio at Cakebread Workshop and I'm glad that you found my directions so easy to follow. It really is a short walk from Piccadilly Station!
It's already a great compliment that you chose to come along a second time to enjoy this workshop and your latest mosaic mandala is looking superb. We look forward to seeing the final result in due course.
Thanks again for taking part in the workshop and for taking the time to write a review.
Kind regards,

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