Mark making and mosaics - clay and composition



Come and join ceramic artist Alison Waters and mosaic artist Tracey Cartledge for an exciting and brand new double workshop. Saturday 8th June 2024, 10am - 4pm - Day 1 - Working with Clay The morning will be spent exploring mark making on paper - how can we use traditional materials and found objects to create marks? Enjoy experimenting and taking the time to build your own library of marks. The afternoon will be an opportunity to transfer your marks onto clay tiles, ready for firing and to be used in your mosaic. Learn how to roll out clay tiles and experiment creating beautiful textures and marks on the surface using a variety of tools and clay slip. Alison will then fire the tiles ready for you to cut up and use in session 2. Saturday 22nd June 2023, 10am - 4pm - Day 2 - Mosaic Composition Create a composition incorporating your fired ceramic tile pieces together with a selection from a wide range of available mosaic materials, both traditional e.g. marble, coloured glass and contemporary e.g. manufactured ceramics, found objects 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 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

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 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