David Nicholls Art

Contact name: David Nicholls
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

David works from his studio in Portland, Dorset producing unique mosaic sculpture and wall reliefs. He uses a combination of mixed Tesserae, ranging from glass tiles and Dismantled costume jewellery to broken ceramic tiles and semi precious stones. He delights in repurposing objects that would normally be stuck in a drawer for years or end up thrown away. You could say David is hooked on this ancient form of art and the beauty of Mosaic.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios
Next date: Aug 18th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
18 Dec 20'

Janet Latham reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"I am just looking at the mosaic I made at David Nicholls studio in October and I really can't believe I created it! I attended the full day course with my husband and we had such an amazing time. Neither of us had done anything like this before and I was very excited at trying out a new craft skill. David is very good at sharing his considerable knowledge and has a great teaching technique of making subtle suggestions while leaving you to create what you have in your head. Going from a blank board to a completed mosaic was completely beyond my expectations of the day. We both absolutely loved the experience and will certainly be going back for more one day. I would highly recommend this course - as well as taking home a completed mosaic I had a huge sense of achievement at the end of the day."

David Nicholls Art responded:

" Hi Janet, Thank you for the glowing review! I’m so glad you both enjoyed it and it was a pleasure to guide you to achieve your creations. Look forward to guiding you again! David"

4 Nov 20'

judy crombie reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"Sorry about delay, wrote a long review earlier but the robot prevented upload and lost it. I really enjoyed the course and David was a very patient and understanding tutor. It is a more sophisticated process than I had imagined but was very pleased with my ‘dolphin’. I was surprised that I had the patience to complete the mosaic but David was so helpful and inspirational. The best bit was when you cover the whole mosaic with grouting at the end and rub it away to reveal your picture. Magic! Thank-you so much David, I have something I am proud of and that I will treasure. I look forward to doing another one soon hopefully! Judy"

David Nicholls Art responded:

" Judy, Thanks for the nice review. Look forward to working with you again. David"

12 Mar 20'

Ann Coleman reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"Very enjoyable day and really pleased with the finished mosaic. No pressure but help there when needed. Highly commended."

12 Mar 20'

Gail reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"Really enjoyable day creating an outdoor mosaic plaque. Totally new skill which David instructed and guided us through in a clear and relaxed way. Small group in a bright & inspiring studio."

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