Mosaic one day workshop using China & recycled materials.

Duration: One day 10-4pm

Price: £60

Run by: Catherine Wells
at More Mosaics


Unit 31
Higherford Mill, Barrowford
Nr Nelson

Contact course provider

About the Course

The course will take place in Historic Higherford Mill, Barrowford. A hub of creativity housing lots of different Artists. I aim to provide an inspiring and uplifting workshop with fuel for ideas taken from the large range of mosaic tesserae provided. Ideal for total beginners or the more experienced.

This course will run on demand for two or more, so if you have a friend you would like to do the course with please get in touch.

The area has lovely countryside and encompasses brooding Pendle Hill which was heavily involved in the witch hunt trials of the 17th century. A fascinating area to explore with a visitor centre down the road at the Pendle Heritage Centre.

We aim to have a individually creative day, everyone will be encouraged to develop their own design. Inspiration can be drawn from items brought on the day, looking through the mosaic books, or developing an existing idea.

We will spend the day designing and sticking various tesserae to the board. Along the way learning about techniques and materials, different potential projects and how to cut and shape the tiles safely and tools needed.

I have been running mosaic workshops for over ten years, have a teaching qualification and have worked for Cartmel Adult Education as a mosaic tutor. Until recently I have sold my mosaics on Not on The High Street.

Please contact me for any further information you feel you may need about this workshop.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the course, including a large selection of varied tesserae, plywood board, and bag of grout with full instructions. To finish at home. Course suitable for complete beginners.

A small plaque will be made on the day (grouted at home) which can be wall hung, free standing or used as a pot stand. Some of the interesting tesserae available on the day includes, vintage china, buttons, beads, glass, tiles, shells and jewellery. I encourage everyone to bring something along of their own to add, some of the more interesting items that folk have brought along are real human teeth! ( dentist) and an old Timex watch.

Drinks and biscuits will be served through the day.

Please bring an apron!

Want to review this course?

Had a fabulous day learning about mosaics and making my mosiac heart, I feel inspired to make more. Catherine has an easy teaching style and a whole array of knowledge and materials to use. Would definitely recommend.

- - #10941

Had a fab day out and Catherines a lovely character. Great fun with the opportunity to release those creative juices. I'm pretty sure i'll be booking up for more courses in the future.

- - #10244

My friend Sarah and i had an awesome day on the mosaic course with Catherine Wells. We had such fun amd Catherine was great in teachimg us the basics of mosaic amd really has given the confidence to try and make another piece on our own. Would highly recommend this course.

- - #9974

I had a fabulous day at Catherine's mosaic workshop. It was so informative and I now feel confident to create my own mosaics. Catherine provided us with some fantastic materials and ideas to work with. The end results are gorgeous. I'll definitely be going to another workshop.

- - #7510

Very nice relaxed day. All materials supplied and books to look through for ideas. Teaching was very thorough and we all left with a completed mosaic and instructions on how to grout it once it had dried thoroughly.5

- - #7461

I took a mosaic course on Saturday and was very impressed with Catherine our teacher, as a complete beginner I wasn't sure what to expect but was soon put at ease, Catherine had lots of idea's and lots of patience.
I made a sunflower amazingly it turned out ok, I am definately inspired to do more mosaic work and wished I lived nearer to Nelson and Catherine classes..
Having come all the way from Cumbria and not finding a class nearer to home, it was worth the drive.

Thank you very much for a really enjoyable day.
kind regards

- - #6720

A very enjoyable day. Loved the hands on teaching and getting as messy as you like without having to worry about the furniture, which is the only way if you learn from a book! Learnt a lot about the different mosaic techniques and being able to experiment to find your own preferences is a definite advantage of doing the course. Catherine is very talented and knows her art inside out, plus a very nice lady. She made the class warm and friendly.

- - #6712

I would highly recommend Catherine's 1day mosaic workshop. Catherine was wonderful, creative & extremely knowledgeable. This workshop exceeded my expectations. I now feel that I have the knowledge needed to begin to create my own mosaics at home. I particularly enjoyed working with the vast array of materials that Catherine supplied on the workshop. A truly fabulous creative day!

- - #6349

Review this course


Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th April 2018
Saturday 14th April 2018
Saturday 5th May 2018

Browse all UK Mosaic courses, Upcycling courses, and Mixed media & collage courses

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.