Small mosaic decorations with Joanna Veevers


Ref: S1D11194

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About this course

Using combinations of glass and ceramic material create small mosaics, with a festive quality, that you can hang at home as decorative items.

Course Description

Design and make miniature mosaics using smalti, glass, ceramics and/or fragments of decorated china. Smalti is intensely coloured handmade glass which has an uneven reflective surface perfect for creating jewel like, festive flavoured miniature panels and decorations. Smalti can be used on it’s own or in combination with other materials. You will be taught techniques for cutting and laying the pieces to base materials of either wood, metal, glass or mirror. The pieces you use to create your mosaics will be packed close together so there will be no need for grouting.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • All materials needed for the day will be provided.

What students need to bring

  • Aprons. Pencils. Camera/phone/ipad. Bubble pack/boxes to take work home in.
  • If students already have any mosaic materials that they want to bring for inclusion, including any fragments of fine decorated china, or redundant tea plates, then they can bring them along.
  • Enclosed toe footwear (essential).

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Pencils, small brush for applying adhesive.
  • Available from tutor:
  • Smalti, glass and ceramic mosaic tiles, adhesive, bases.
Please note: As the kiln firing of final pieces of work will need to be done at the end of the course, any work left will be ready to collect from the day following your course at midday, and will be kept for you for six months. If you are unable to arrange collection within this time, you may wish to consider booking an additional night accommodation, to enable you to collect your work the following day when the kiln has cooled.


Joanna Veevers

Joanna tutors with a focus on surface qualities and 2 dimensional design. She trained initially in Printed Textile Design at Manchester and then in Ceramics at The Royal College of Art. She has 30 years of teaching experience in colleges, universities, schools, museums and galleries. Joanna is a long standing member of Contemporary Applied Arts.

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