Contact Name: Tracey Cartledge
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Tracey is a self-employed artist, specialising in mosaic. She restores architectural mosaics and creates bespoke works of art to commission for both public spaces and private property. In 2014, she restored the mosaic floors of Victoria Station, Manchester, as part of its £44million refurbishment.
Tracey plays an active role in community learning: working independently with schools; with adults at her weekly mosaic evening class and she runs weekend workshops at her studio.
I'm not a complete beginner in this field, I have attended a glass applique workshop before and really enjoyed it. Lots of help and support, plenty of materials to work with and a lively friendly atmosphere. I don't know where the time went and had not finished but was sent home with appropriate materials and tools to finish the job!
Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:Hi Margaret,
Extremely enjoyable day at Cakebread Studios with Tracey and Caroline making a glass on glass mandala.
The ladies are both excellent tutors.Very clear and concise instructions and tips and on-going support throughout the day. All necessary tools and equipment were provided along with an extensive range of glass to choose from to make the mandala.
I would definitely recommend this as a fun and creative day. You will learn a lot and have a beautiful piece to take home with you.
Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:Hi Jan
I recently took part in a glass appliqué class, making a Mandela Mosaic, glass on glass. I really enjoyed my day and was very happy with it. I have some experience cutting glass, but learnt several new cutting tips that will be very useful. We also experimented with different glues, discussed design and grouting. I found Tracey's experience of mosaic and Caroline's experience of stained glass to be a very good combination of skills. Both were very friendly and knowledgeable, both very approachable. The workshop was well-organised too. No complaints. Very happy.
Tracey's introduction to Mosaic course was excellent. It was a relaxing and enjoyable day and I learnt a lot about how to do mosaic. There were 5 of us and Tracey, and after a general introduction, catered to the needs of each individual allowing us to develop our skills as we wished.
I was keen to learn how to cut and shape tiles and felt I could do this with confidence by the end of the day. I also had completed a mini mosaic to learn the whole process and I had started on a project to take home with a goody bag of the materials to complete it with.
She was extremely friendly and helpful and created a lovely atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend this course if you want to start doing mosaic.
Response from Tracey Cartledge Artist:Hi Meg