Join Joanna Kessel of Edinburgh Mosaic Studio for her new Introduction to Mosaic workshop. Come on your own or with a friend to enjoy a sociable weekend learning a new skill whilst making a mosaic mirror and abstract landscape mosaic. Your mosaics could become festive presents for friends and loved ones – a unique, handmade gift may be more pertinent than ever this year!


Day 1 will include my usual introduction to the basics of cutting and laying mosaic, good work practice, information about materials and suppliers etc. During the afternoon students will put these new skills into practice and create a small mosaic mirror using stained and vitreous glass and porcelain mosaic. Designs will be provided with colour palettes inspired by Bernat Klein’s woven fabrics, alternatively students could create a simple, unique design of their own.


Day 2 will build on the mosaic skills already acquired and introduce students to the joys of working with reclaimed ceramics. Students will be led through simple step-by-step stages to create a miniature landscape inspired by the shapes of autumn fields, the material qualities and the potential of mosaic as an expressive, creative medium. Some students have small items that tell a story, that that wish to incorporate, please feel free to bring materials with you - sea glass, crockery, pottery etc.Small tray frames will be available to buy from studio stocks.



This autumn we will be teaming up with Joanna Kessel to host a series of mosaic workshops.  We are excited by the possibility to explore the many interesting connections between stained glass and mosaic and these autumn workshops will kick-start that dialogue - we hope that you will wish to join us on this creative journey. 



We are closely monitoring Scottish Government guidelines to ensure the safe provision of our workshop programming, including limiting class sizes, and carrying out extensive risk assessments.  Because government guidance is regularly changing, we will be touch with all students regarding specifics.  Please get in touch if you have any specific questions or concerns - we're here to listen.



Places are currently limited to 5 participants per workshop. To book a mosaic workshop please contact Joanna direct via the Contact page on her website


Refreshments and lunch

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.  There are a number of cafes nearby (including Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop) however students are welcome to bring lunch to eat at the studio.

Intro to Mosaic with Joanna Kessel

  • Cancellations:

    If we must cancel a class due to coronavirus restrictions, we will offer either to re-schedule you into another class or provide a full refund.

    If you cancel 4 weeks or more in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change.

    If you cancel 2 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund (minus a £5 booking fee).

    If we receive less than 2 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund or date change on course places.

    If you’re unable to attend, you’re welcome to send someone in your place; please provide your replacement’s name, phone number and email address in advance of the workshop.

    If you cannot attend and request a date change, we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.

    We reserve the right to cancel courses due to unforeseen circumstances and we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible if this situation arises.

    In the event of a course cancellation we will offer an alternative date or full refund.

    We cannot accept liability for consequential loss e.g. travel or accommodation costs in these circumstances.


    We take payments through our website.  Alternatively, paymenbnt can be accepted by bank transfer/BACS, you can post a cheque or pay with cash in person in the studio.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

    All prices on our website include VAT and booking fees.


    Evening or Day (Six Week) Course Renewal:

    Six weeks into a course everyone enrolled will be asked if they would like to continue once that block comes to an end and will have priority booking on the following course.


    If you have any special special access requirements, please let us know before you book any of our courses.  We will do our best to accommodate you.


    Health & Safety

    It is important that everyone respects all Health & Safety guidelines. Basic rules will be explained in the first session.

    • Glass Lab cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment

    • Classes are for over 18s only

    • If you are unsure of anything regarding Health & Safety please ask your teacher.

    • Glass Lab is not responsible for any damage caused to work and are not responsible for any work or personal belongings.

    • We reserve the right to remove any person from a course from failure to respect any Health and Safety guidelines. No refund will be given.

    • Please, wear closed toes shoes and comfortable working clothes

    • Some of our classes might be inappropriate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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