Make a Garden Mosaic in Manchester City Centre



This full day workshop in the studio is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of mosaic making, taught by a professional artist with almost 30 years' experience.

You will learn how to use cutting tools for glass, ceramic and stone, find out about different types of substrate and adhesives and learn how to grout.

With a fabulously wide selection of material to choose from, you will have everything at your fingertips to create a mosaic of your own to take away with you.

It will be small group (usually 4) so you can have as much technical and design help as you need in a relaxed and friendly environment.

• Experienced and knowledgeable tutor
• Extensive stock of mosaic materials 
• Studio is 5 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Station, Manchester
• Secure car parking available by arrangement
• Suitable for beginners
• Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
• Opportunity to see the studios of other artists & makers at Cakebread Workshop

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 tools provided
• Coffee, tea & herbal teas throughout the day
• Course notes and suppliers list to take with you
• Goody bag (includes materials to complete your piece if unfinished)
• Wide selection of materials to choose from (included in the ticket price!)


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

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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In-person course
Norma Midgley - - #31485

On Saturday I attended the introduction to mosaics day workshop. Tracey’s friendly enthusiasm made the day thoroughly enjoyable. She explained and demonstrated the various techniques needed to complete a mosaic in different mediums and then offered help and advice as we practiced them. We then completed a small mosaic before starting on our main project this will be completed at home using the contents of the goody bag Tracey supplied.
The day and the studio was arranged in such a way that it felt very safe in view of the present COVID-19 restrictions.
The day exceeded my expectations and I felt pleased with what I had achieved and confident about successfully completing my project. Thank you Tracey for a great day

In-person course
Helen Carty - - #29569

I attended the introductory course which was really good. Tracey was very helpful and an excellent teacher. It was good to learn alongside others and the available materials were varied and wide ranging - lots of inspiration. I'm really pleased with the mosaic I've started at the workshop and would recommend Tracey and the course wholeheartedly!

Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:

Thank you for your review, Helen. It was great to meet you and to see your ideas come to life and develop as you worked out the composition, colour scheme and choice of materials for your mosaic. I think you did an excellent job of it and I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished piece in due course. Well done!

In-person course
Rachel Bartley - - #27507

Was nervous but Tracey put you at ease. Very knowledgeable. Great start off project to make a decent size fridge mosaic and a more decorative piece which dried throughout the day, and with the time allotted allowed you were able to go back to and learn more quality knowledge about mosaics. Started a larger project as well.

You were given a goodie bag of materials to finish your project at home or if you live near come to her classes once a week.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself and going back for more!!

Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:

Thank you for the lovely review, Rachel. You made a lot of progress in one day and left with two great mosaics, the completed fridge mosaic and your beautifully detailed robin mosaic. I'm really pleased that I'll be seeing you and the robin again at the weekly evening class!

In-person course
Rebecca Taylor - - #27434

A great mosaic course with handy print outs and lots of excellent displays and encouragement. On the day we all made a coaster as well as a large piece which we brought home. Tracey gave us all a goody bag with grout and clear instructions on how to compete our work.
A great day with loads of choice of materials and her zest for makings mosaics is fabulous!

Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:

Hi Rebecca
Thank you for coming to the Introduction to Mosaic workshop and contributing to a very enjoyable day. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time at the studio and produced a beautiful mosaic to take away with you. Your enthusiasm to experiment with a variety of different materials resulted in a sumptuous and very attractive rose mosaic, composed in harmonious shades of red. I look forward to seeing how it looks once the background area is finished. Have fun with it!
Best wishes,

In-person course
Meg Black - - #27422

Tracey's introduction to Mosaic course was excellent. It was a relaxing and enjoyable day and I learnt a lot about how to do mosaic. There were 5 of us and Tracey, and after a general introduction, catered to the needs of each individual allowing us to develop our skills as we wished.
I was keen to learn how to cut and shape tiles and felt I could do this with confidence by the end of the day. I also had completed a mini mosaic to learn the whole process and I had started on a project to take home with a goody bag of the materials to complete it with.

She was extremely friendly and helpful and created a lovely atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend this course if you want to start doing mosaic.

Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:

Hi Meg
Thank you for writing such a great review about the Introduction to Mosaic workshop. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the day, as I very much enjoyed it too. It was wonderful to see how quickly you perfected cutting the glass tesserae to the shapes required to create a very satisfying result in your seahorse design. I look forward to seeing the finished mosaic in due course and I'm interested to hear if you go on to make the table top that we discussed. If you need advice at any stage, do get in touch and I'll do my best to help.
Best wishes,

In-person course
Heather Elliott - - #23093

I recently took part in a glass appliqué class, making a Mandela Mosaic, glass on glass. I really enjoyed my day and was very happy with it. I have some experience cutting glass, but learnt several new cutting tips that will be very useful. We also experimented with different glues, discussed design and grouting. I found Tracey's experience of mosaic and Caroline's experience of stained glass to be a very good combination of skills. Both were very friendly and knowledgeable, both very approachable. The workshop was well-organised too. No complaints. Very happy.

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