David Nicholls Art

Contact name: David Nicholls
Total bookings
almost 5 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.

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Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
2 Feb 23'

Trish Irvine reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"I am now totally hooked on mosaic work, after spending a very informative and inspiring day in David’s studio. The time flew by and by the end of it we had achieved a very satisfactory piece of work to hang on our walls. David was very helpful in the type of design to use for a beginner, in choosing colours and types of tiles. He showed us loads of examples of his work and gave us ideas for future work. The garden attached to the studio was delightful and was also a gallery of his beautiful work in mosaics. The cafe provided a lovely tasteful lunch, it was good to see so many people frequenting it, during these tight times. The course was money well spent and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning the art of mosaic making. The journey to Portland is also a bonus, the views of the coastline were beautiful."

David Nicholls Art responded:

" Thanks for the great review Trish. It was a pleasure teaching you both and I wish you all the best with future mosaic projects 😀"

13 Oct 22'

Martin Sitton reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"Great introductory course to creating mosaics - would definitely recommend. Davids enthusiastic & informative approach leave you feeling well equipped & wanting to do more "

David Nicholls Art responded:

" Thanks for the kind review Martin. Well done on the work you produced."

20 Sep 22'

Beki Murphy reviewed: Mosaic taster session @ White Stones Studios

"We had the best day with David guiding us step by step to create an amazing mosaic. I was so pleased with my finished piece. David has a wealth of knowledge and skills, and he is so encouraging. His workshop is incredible- like an Aladdin’s cave! Do this course - you won’t regret it! "

David Nicholls Art responded:

" Thanks for the great review Beki! So glad you enjoyed your day ?"

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"

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