New Mosaic Class hours now available!

Student Jude, with her lovely mosaic mirror,
Student Jude, with her lovely mosaic mirror,


Usually, when I offer my Fall/Winter classes, I’ve had to limit my available hours to weekday mornings.   I’m happy to announce that due to some changes I’m able to offer more choices.  So you can now  book a weekly class either in the morning from 10am-12:30, or an afternoon from 1:30-4pm or an evening class from 6:30-9pm.   Just call or email to see if the time and week day you’d like  is available, and we’ll go from there.

The class would be 2.5 hours per week over 4 weeks.  Lots of time, lots of one on one instruction and a chance to create a project of your own design, something unique to you.  Have a look at my Mosaic Class page and also the FAQ page for all the details.

Student Jane, cleaning grout on her mosaic,
Student Jane, cleaning grout on her mosaic,
Student Irina, cleaning grout,
Student Irina cleaning grout for a lovely finished mirror

More Student Mosaics, These in Delicate Blues

I often ask students of my mosaic classes when the pieces are done, if they would mind if I shared their work on my blog. And sometimes they’re quite happy to share. Like the two students I had just recently, both busy moms, who managed to fit in the classes as a morning out. Jillian and her sister-in-law, Shannon, were so much fun to work with.

My studio is very small so, of course, I only have very small classes, two students, tops . I teach a type of mosaic called Pique Assiette, which is done with broken dishes and lots of bits and pieces, even ornaments sometimes. Although I often teach just one student at a time, I have found over the years that encouraging friends to take the class together is much more fun for everyone. No stress, just friends enjoying learning something new and having a good time.

Their shopping class yielded not only some nice dishes but also the bases for their mosaics. Shannon found a frame that she will fill in with a blackboard later and use for a notice board at home. She included bits of tile from a home renovation and also some dishes with blue and white designs.


As you can see, in this close up, the result works beautifully.


And Jillian found one of those beveled boards that when the picture on it was painted out, became a good base for this gorgeous little abstract. Her mosaic was made from a mixture of striped dishes and dishes with delicate pattern as well as some plastic tiles from a craft shop. The composition, very intuitive, works very well too. After a bit of light blue grout, to tie it all together, we were all very pleased. The results were stunning and I’m sure these Pique Assiette Mosiac pieces will add a wonderful personal touch their homes.   Later, Jillian painted the edge a lovely magenta which brought out the color in the mosaic.


JIllian's finished mosaic