Scrap glass mosaic workshop (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire



Tutor: Kate Billington.

This is a one day scrap glass mosaic workshop based in Martin's studio at the learning centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield. This workshop is for beginners as well as the more advanced student, the workshop is run with a maximum of ten students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the workshop. All patterns and materials such as glass and solder are supplied by Kate at no extra cost.

What will I make on the workshop?

You will have the opportunity to make a Glass Mosaic Tile using a big choice of different types of glass. You will have the choice of a number of different base patterns to choose from (see examples above), each mosaic tile measures 15cm x 15cm

What will I learn on the workshop?

You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a glass tile mosaic tile such as:

• Selecting suitable glass
• Scoring and breaking glass to shape
• Positioning glass pieces appropriately
• Use of suitable adhesives
• Grouting process
• Finishing

Please note:

• It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work.
• It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop.
• It is also recommended that you wear old clothes.
• This course involves working with lead, for safety reasons it is recommends that pregnant women do not attend.

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 provided at no extra cost.

Lunch is not available in the studio, it is recommended that you bring your own lunch or that you purchase lunch at the cafe.

Please note that the learning centre cafe is closed on Friday, teas and coffees are available through the day and a selection of cakes will be served at lunchtime.


Martin McAssey at Martin McAssey Glass

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The Learning Centre, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South
South Yorkshire
S7 2QW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Rachael - - #38881

We had a great day and were so pleased with the end results - I have already booked another workshop!
Kate's instructions and demonstrations were clear and she was very patient. A real strength was the opportunity to be creative and have the freedom to get on with the activity with Kate's support rather than being confined to a set pattern. The workshop was so well resourced and set up for classes, which again meant that we could get the most out of the session as opposed to having to wait and share equipment as is too often the case with workshops.
Thank you very much.

Judy Kirkby - - #35907

My daughter and I did this course and thoroughly enjoyed the day Kate was a great teacher with the right balance between teaching and encouraging us to be creative with our designs. Everything for the day was included in the price and it was an enjoyable and fun day. We will certainly do more classes with Kate.

Jane - - #35877

This was a fantastic course. Kate was informative, patient and supportive. She gave us lots of ideas but encouraged us to be creative and the results were amazing. I would thoroughly recommend this course. Finally, I have found a way to use up all the scrap glass I generate!

Julie - - #35815

Myself and husband Mark had a great day on this workshop. It is the first time we had done anything like this and the day flew by! Kate helped us as much as we needed but also encouraged us to be creative. We will be back to try another workshop soon.

Beth Eaton - - #35813

This is a brilliant workshop. Kate was friendly, informative, helpful and inspired us all to create beautiful glass mosaic tiles. I would highly recommend it.

Margaret Everley - - #25173

An inspiring full day which introduced me to another aspect of working with glass which I fully intend to pursue. Kate brought lots of ideas to the session and gave full explanations as we went along, was flexible and showed awareness of everyone's problems on an individual basis, I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.

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