12, 13 & 14 October 2018

£280 per person

Edinburgh Mosaic Studio, 1d Patriothall, Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY.

6 o'clock shadows before midday, Joanna Kessel & Dugald MacInnes after a session cutting industrial waste.Two expressive mosaic workshops run concurrently by two of Scotland’s leading contemporary mosaicists, Joanna Kessel MA RCA and Dugald MacInnes. The artists have designed the workshops to coincide with their joint exhibition Contemporary Mosaic at Patriothall Gallery (see below). The workshops will take place within the exhibition.

The workshops will both explore the creative potential of reclaimed local industrial waste including slate (Dugie’s workshop) and a range of materials including fire clay pipes, terracotta roof tiles, kiln props, sea-worn glass coal and pottery, stained glass, ceramic bottles, industrial core samples etc (Joanna’s workshop).

Joanna’s workshop will focus on exploring the inherent qualities of the materials, colour and texture and how these can be combined to great effect to create a contemporary expressive mosaic. The workshop may also include a trip to a beach to collect waste discarded from local historic industries. Students will use hammer and hardies as well as nippers to cut materials. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate level students.

For people coming from afar we can suggest local artist-run B&B’s and interesting places to gather, chat, eat and drink with fellow course participants. We are also taking names of those who would like to join the group dinner at a local Indian restaurant on the Saturday evening.

The workshop will run in tandem with an exhibition of work by both artists opening Saturday 6 October until Sunday 14 October, 12.00 to 5.00pm

On the evening of Thursday 11 October, both artists will be giving a talk on their work in Patriothall Gallery, 6.30 to 8.00pm.

Images (top) traditional Italian hammer and hardie and materials in Joanna’s studio.