Create a stunning interior mosaic from multiple Gold winning Artist David James
An informative and enjoyable one day workshop run by Olicana Mosaics at The Manor House in Ilkley.
Level: This is intended for those who have little or no experience of making mosaic.
The objective of the workshop is to complete laying a small mosaic from a selection of Greek/Roman designs provided. Each person will create a mosaic within a softwood frame to take away.
The following techniques will be covered:
• How to cut and lay tiles
• How to use tile nippers
• An indirect process of mosaic making
Time will be given to discuss materials, methods, tools and techniques as dictated by the interests of the group and time available. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothing and bring an apron; tools and safety equipment will be provided.
The Manor House is an iconic Grade 1 listed building siting on top of an ancient monument, within the footprint of the Roman Fort. Olicana is one of the roman names for Ilkley.
The workshop will be held in the Western Gallery on the first floor. Please note that there is no lift.
All materials will be supplied and are included in the cost. Tea/Coffee and cold drinks will be available, just bring a packed lunch. This workshop is not suitable for children or babies to accompany participants.
David has a wealth of knowledge on the history, techniques and practical applications of mosaics from Byzantine to modern day innovations, which he is happy to share. He is very approachable and will give you all the help you need to make your mosaic.
His work has been featured in award winning gardens and he has won several Gold awards for his work, including creating a show garden.
His work is featured in The English Garden magazine, The World of Interiors, Yorkshire Living, Yorkshire Life and Only Bespoke.
Examples of his work can be seen at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Sir Roy Strong’s garden at The Laskett, and Bettys in both Ilkley and York.
David has exhibited at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
David works with the RHS, Garden Designers, Landscape Architects, and private clients across the UK and worldwide.