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Primrose Mosaics: Beginners Glass Mosaic Workshop

Choice of Hanging Garden Suncatchers Swindon, Wiltshire

Saturday 22nd 1pm-4pm/ Sunday 23rd June 2024 1pm-3pm approx


If you are new to mosaics and glass cutting…no worries! This beginners' course is ideal for you.

I will be teaching you all the cutting, placing, sticking and grouting techniques you need to get started using glass to mosaic with. Once you have practised the basics, you can choose between the following projects:

  • hanging garden pendant -25cm x 5cm
  • hanging circle- 15cm
  • hanging butterfly - 20x13cm
  • hanging heart- 15cm
  • hanging feather - 30x8cm
  • hanging bee- 15x15cm

I have examples of many inspiring designs, which I can teach you step by step or you can adapt and make your own. Alternatively, you can develop and create your own simple ideas. See the Students' Gallery for plenty of inspiration.

Whichever project you choose, you will be using coloured glass and other tesserae of your choice, adhered to a clear perspex base. It will be weather resistant, so can be hung outside to brighten your garden all year round, or you can of course choose to hang it indoors if you prefer.

You will need to return for the second session to grout your mosaic (alternatively, you can take the grout and instruction sheet home for a DIY approach)


Day 1 Tutorial- You will learn:


  • How to cut, nip, shape and grind glass safely, using different tools for different effects
  • About the different types of glass and how they react with light
  • Which weather resistant materials are suitable for outside use
  • How to lay tesserae (mosaic pieces)
  • How to glue the tesserae to the substrate to avoid grout bleed


Day 2 Tutorial (optional) – You will learn


  • How to mix and apply grout and clean your piece (alternatively, I can grout it for you, or you can take the grout and instruction sheet home for a DIY approach)
  • How to hang your piece


Cost includes all tuition, use of tools and materials.

I can promise a friendly and relaxed atmosphere- the perfect opportunity to chill out doing something for yourself for a change! Whether you feel creatively confident with your own ideas or need support and inspiration, I keep the groups small so that I can offer individual 1:1 help when you need it. It does come with a warning.... and that is, mosaic making can be highly addictive, with many students coming back for more sessions!


Ideal to give as a gift - I can email you a voucher to print with a unique code.

Saturday 22nd/ Sunday 23rd June-pm

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    • Once payment is complete, if you have requested a gift voucher, it will be sent to the email through which payment was made. This can be printed off and given to the recipient.
    • The gift voucher will have a unique code and will be valid for a year.
    • The gift voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.
    • The recipient can then contact Primrose Mosaics with the unique number to book up a course date that suits them. Course dates can be viewed on the website, via the courses tab. As vouchers are sold, more course dates will be added.
    • The voucher can only be used once. Primrose Mosaics is not responsible if a gift voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission and there is no obligation to replace it in these circumstances.
    • Cancellation of a course or workshop will incur a £10 fee to cover payment fees incurred plus admin costs. 
    • Cancellation within 28 days of the course or workshop does not qualify for a refund, unless your place can be filled.
    • If you wish to transfer your workshop space to another person, this may be possible, so please contact Primrose Mosaics. 
    • A full refund will be given if Primrose Mosaics cancels the workshop.
    • At our discretion, we may offer a credit note to be used for another course/workshop

    If you have any more questions, do get in touch.

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