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Car boot sales, thrift stores, junk or charity shops, garage sales, in every part of the world someone is disposing of old china - beautiful patterns and forgotten designs will bring your work to life in a way that manufactured tiles cannot do.
Incorporating china into mosaic work is definitely something I am asked about in my regular classes a LOT! It's a great way to start off in mosaic without any investment in tiles at all. (Though of course you do need a pair of nippers). It's not difficult either, a few tips and you'll be sticking in no time. And if you don't have a huge stack of china to hand, there are some suggestions here to help you pick out some additional materials to add to your projects.
These are really great starter projects for new makers and they are quick to complete with no great financial outlay. It includes a several easily achievable designs ideas for small, easy to source, terracotta pots - perhaps there is something suitable to cover at home already, an empty tin can or perhaps an old vase or container from the thrift store. These projects also make great and inexpensive gifts, with genuine heart!
If you break something precious or sentimental, don't throw it away - use the parts to make a useful and attractive mosaic to be treasured.
The course is very reasonably priced at an introductory £55 which is approx $65US, visit xe.com or other currency conversion websites to check current rates. The site will manage the conversion, so pay in UK £ as prompted.
Don't forget to add the discount code if you have one.
Even plain white china can be used effectively!
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What's in the course?
The lesson includes a 40 minute video, materials are not needed a this stage. Just watch and learn about:
- suitable materials to use on your pots
- how to work in 3D
- how to cut china safely and keep the best parts of the design
- how to take the idea further and include china in a piece of artwork
- shaping and placing the tiles
- choosing a suitable adhesive
- how to grout the final pieces
- suggested 'recipes' to follow
Several projects are created before your eyes in real time and using time lapse.
All tuition is covered within the course. Additionally, comprehensive general lessons about tools, cutting and placing tiles, techniques, materials and bases are included as a bonus at no extra cost.
A Garden Ornament course is available here. Use code GARDEN20 for 20% discount.
This course will give you confidence to cut not just china but other mosaic materials and teach you many techniques. Support is given via my dedicated Facebook page where you can meet other artists. There is also a contact form where can share your designs when you have completed them, and you are welcome to contact me by email for advice if you wish.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.