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Introduction to Mosaics

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Looking for a unique experience for you and a friend? Or perhaps a distinctive gift for an unforgettable shared experience? Look no further than this workshop!

Join Alison, our expert mosaic artist, for a beginner’s exploration of mosaic making, focusing on the fascinating technique of Pique Assiette to make a unique bird design.

Mosaic is the ‘art of imperfection’ and Pique Assiette is a style of mosaic that incorporates ceramic shards, broken china and other found objects into your design, adding character and depth to your creation.

During the workshop, Alison will lead you through:

  • Selecting the tools
  • Designing the shape and color scheme
  • Different mosaic techniques
  • Grouting (with a demonstration)

Alison will provide a base design and the tools and tesserae you will need. You will leave with a unique and beautiful piece of art that you can treasure.

Note: There won’t be time to grout your piece at the class but guidance and a demonstration will be provided during the workshop to ensure you have the necessary skills if you wish to do this afterwards.

About the Teacher

Alison is the creator of Make Mosaic Workshops and runs beginners classes in mosaics and other craft techniques across the North West. She has a love of using reclaimed china, beach finds and other unloved or found objects to make bespoke pieces.

Follow her on Instagram for mosaic inspo @makemosaicworkshop

Frequently asked questions

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and we operate a no under 10 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Train: Close to Hamilton Square station, accessible from Liverpool and Wirral line stations. By Bus: Nearby stops include routes 41, 216, 217, 409, 410, 411, 413, 414, 423, 811. By Car: Nearby pay and display parking is situated off Hamilton Square – this becomes free after 6:30pm.

How accessible is the venue?

The workshop is located on the ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with the Make CIC office at 0151 601 8665 or email hello@makecic.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a register will be taken at the workshop, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact hello@makecic.org to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this. Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event up to 7 days before the event.

What if Make CIC cancel the event?

This event does have a minimum requirement of ticket sales to proceed. Refunds will be offered in the event of the class being cancelled – in this instance we will give as much notice as possible and offer alternative dates if appropriate.

What if I can no longer attend and need to cancel my ticket?

If for any reason you find you are unable to attend then please get in touch and a refund can be offered up to 7 days before the workshop. Please note: Refunds will be given minus Eventbrite fees, unless Make CIC cancel the class, in which case a full refund will be given.

Why is the Refund / Transfer Policy 7 days?

This is because we pay our practitioners, staff and life models fair wages for their work. Giving refunds on last minute cancellations would mean that practitioners would not be paid for the preparation they have put into their classes.

What should I bring into the event?

You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. All materials and ingredients are provided. You may want to bring a notepad to make notes if you wish.


June 22
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Make Hamilton
2 Cleveland Street
Birkenhead, CH41 6ND United Kingdom
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0151 601 8665

Meet the Teacher – Alison Ashton

Alison is the creator of Make Mosaic and runs beginners classes in mosaics and other craft techniques across the North West. She has a love of using reclaimed and broken china (as well as other found / unloved objects) to make bespoke pieces.<br />
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