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"Sparkle & Shine": beginner mosaic workshops with Joss Hughes, Peacock Mosaics

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About the Course

Usually run 9.30am until 1pm.
Relaxed and friendly, encouraging your own creativity
Introduction to materials
Demonstration of cutting stained glass and vitreous glass tiles
Design support

Creation of your own small mosaic e.g. mirror candle plate, mirror or wood coaster, MDF shape
To be finished/grouted a minimum of 24 hours later at home

Option to return for supervised grouting session £5

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments, homemade cake
All materials
Grouting demonstration and instructions for home grouting
Car Parking
Public liability insurance
Medically qualified (!)
A wander around our acre garden for inspiration
Friendly pets

Contact

Joss Hughes at Peacock Mosaics
Awbridge Farm Cottage
Dunbridge Lane
Awbridge, Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0GQ
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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Price:

£40

Duration:

3.5 hours


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Reviews

I bought this course for my mum and myself, to spend some quality time together. We both really enjoyed the morning. Neither of us had made a mosaic before, and I have little creativity but that didn't matter at all. Joss gave us full instructions and encouraged me find some creativity that I didn't know I had.

The studio was full of all the mosaic tiles, I felt like a kid in sweetie shop choosing all the tiles I needed for my mosaic. The studio was set in beautiful surroundings and the snacks Joss provided were delicious. All in all it was a wonderful morning, I would highly recommend it.

It's a perfect mothers day gift, birthday present or as I arranged, a treat for your Mum/family/friend.

In-person course
- - #29847

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Thanks Amanda, and I really loved seeing your finished mosaics after you grouted them at home. Your review has taken me to my gold badge ! 😀

I purchased 2 seats, 1 was for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday and the other was for myself.

We both thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was well thought out, instructions were clear and questions asked or advice sought were answered promptly and supportively.

The location was compact and bijou but we managed around one another.

My only suggestion would be to extend the class by 30 mins-1 hour as none of the members completed their project (in-terms of grouting) for a myriad of reasons (mainly tile selection and figuring out a pattern). I would have very much liked to have grouted my piece in the safety of the instructor as currently it is still un-grouted (I need to find the time to do it and once I do I will share with Joss.)

In addition the homemade brownie snack provided by Joss was just divine!

I would book again to do another course with Joss it was time and money well spent.

Thank you very much

Justine and Barbara

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- - #29746

A fantastic experience and the perfect gift for my mother-in-law's birthday, when the two of us joined Joss for a morning of mosaic making as complete beginners. Joss is a careful and patient teacher, has a wonderful eye for design and a great range of resources to dip into. She is flexible whether you come with no ideas, or have a clear idea of colour an design that can be adapted to the time and materials available; whether you want your design to be symmetrical or asymmetrical - it's all absolutely fine because the piece of work you produce is unique and yours alone. Highly, highly recommended.

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- - #29264

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Hi Tina, what a lovely review: thank you! I was very impressed by the variety of mosaics created in only a few hours. It really is a medium that is flexible for everyone. Can’t wait to see yours finished with the little shells added: it will complement your bathroom very well. Joss

A lovely setting despite the weather! A clear guided session with freedom to be creative and lots of colours and bases to choose from. Thank you also for the gorgeous cake and coffee. A thoroughly enjoyable morning. Thank you Joss!

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- - #29174

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Thanks Sheryl, lovely to meet you and glad you had fun. Joss

A relaxed and enjoyable introduction to mosaics
I am not especially creative but did not feel stupid, and instead felt encouraged and supported. Highly recommended!!

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- - #29165

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Thanks Rona, I think you should be v proud of your mosaic achievement. Everyone is creative deep down! Joss

A brilliant way to spend a morning, Joss was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, with her support l created a lovely mosaic heart despite being a complete beginner. Her studio is comfortable and well resourced and her designs are beautiful, l am already looking forward to returning and would recommend her workshop to anyone wanting to try a new skill

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- - #27527

I am new to mosaic and found this introduction very enjoyable. Joss explained tools and techniques and then we were given the opportunity to be creative and design and make our own pieces. There are plenty of resources in the way of books and Joss's own work to inspire, and of course Joss on hand to guide where necessary. I enjoyed it so much that I am now about to create some Christmas inspired mosaic pieces and hope to continue with this medium in the future.

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- - #26790

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Hi Nicola! How great that you are inspired to make Christmas themed mosaics. Thanks for the fab review. Merry Christmas!

As I already have some experience of mosaicing, I was keen to learn something new, in the form of a 3D mosaic sphere for the garden. Joss patiently showed me how to transfer a pattern on to the 2 halves of the sphere, and then how to apply the tesserae. She has an excellent range of tesserae to choose from in her studio, and guided me on how to choose complementary colours. A slight problem with lining up the pattern at the end came when joining the 2 halves of the sphere together, but she guided me on how to rectify this. She also demonstrated how to grout the sphere, a different method of grouting to what I have done before. I finished sticking the tesserae at home, successfully grouted the sphere, and am very pleased with the result. I'm now waiting for fine weather next summer to display it in the garden!

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- - #25493

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Thank you Jane!

Amazing ...such a patient teacher for absolute beginners ! Joss was full of ideas and inspiration. I have been keen to learn mosiac art for a while and Joss certianly provided everything.
Set in an beautiful garden the studio was cosy, warm and comfortable and I will certainly be returning !
A great experience day out with The Barn near by serving fabulous lunches !

In-person course
- - #25476

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Glad you had a great time Bev and good luck with your own mosaic ambitions!

Absolutely fantastic!
Joss made us feel very welcome in her fully equipped studio which looked out to a beautiful garden where you can let your imagination run wild with guidance and support from Joss. Excellent value for money, I recommend this for anyone wanting to learn a new skill or for a day out with a difference. I will definitely be returning.

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- - #25454

Response from Peacock Mosaics:

Thank you Kerry! I love it when friends come for a morning out to learn a new skill and relax and have fun together. Glad you could finish off your day with a fabulous lunch at Kimbridge Barn and an afternoon at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum. Of course also very nearby is Mottisfont Abbey National Trust.......next time!! Cant wait to see your grouted mosaics. Joss

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