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Unlocking the Potential of your Mosaic Materials

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About the Course

The aim of this class is to explore how to make the most of the mosaic materials you have at home, whether it is glass tile, recycled china or slate/stone. By experimenting with different cuts, surfaces and laying techniques we will focus on how to create a wide range of textures and effects within a piece of mosaic art.

We will be using tile adhesive to create these effects, and the class will cover the use of pigments, how to apply the adhesive and how to work cleanly.

You will be creating a series of samples to try out the different techniques. It is intended that these samples will serve as a reference for your future work. While sample pieces can be created to look attractive, the main aim to to learn techniques, not to create a piece of mosaic art.

This class is aimed at those who have some mosaic experience but who want to explore a different technique.

You must provide your own tools and materials for this class.

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?

Before class: PDF handout detailing required materials for the class and where to source them

2.5 hours live tuition

After class: PDF handout after class summarising the main points covered and suggestions for other things to try.

What you will need

As a minimum the following items are REQUIRED:

Tile Adhesive/thinset
Tesserae (this can be glass tiles, recycled china, stained glass, slate, etc)
Cutting tools (appropriate to cut your choice of tesserae - usually wheeled nippers)
A device with a reliable internet connection

It will also be helpful to have the following:
Pigment to colour your adhesive
ziplock bags
dust mask/face covering for mixing up adhesive
damp rag/kitchen roll/baby wipes


Rachel Davies at Rachel Davies Mosaics

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level

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