I have ample space for two people in my workshop so feel free to come with a friend.
You will make a stepping stone that is 20cm/8ins in diameter. We use plastic plant trays as the mould for this piece. The pattern design is up to you but it should be simple. You will learn how to cut the mosaic tiles to fit your pattern and the use of colours and contrast . When you have completed the design to your satisfaction you will then fill the mould with a mortar mix and reinforce the stone with wire mesh, making it very strong. The stone is then ready to take away. The stepping stone takes a week to set. Find a place at home that is level and out of the weather and one week later you can turn the stone out of the mould. At this stage carefully clean up the surface and leave for a further 48 hours to finally set. Then place it in your garden where you can admire your handiwork.
I have been making stepping stones and playing with mosaics for over four years and carried out some experimentation to find the best mortar mix for this project. I have a pathway to my studio that has taken good foot traffic so am confident that your stepping stone will be hardy.
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What's included in the price?
All materials are included in the price. I will supply drinks and snacks but please bring your own lunch with you. Although close to Banbury I live in countryside village so if you like to stretch your legs at lunchtime there are a couple of short walks you can take.
If the weather is kind this is a project that we can do outside in the garden if that suits you, please come with suntan lotion and a hat if appropriate.
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