Mosaic Saucer Bird Bath Workshop (4 & 11 December)
Mosaic Saucer Bird Bath Workshop with Jane du Rand: 2–5pm Saturday 4 & 11 December (6 hours over 2 weeks).
In this 6-hour workshop held over two weeks, ceramic and mosaic artist Jane du Rand will work with you to make a one-of-a-kind bird bath featuring unique ceramic pieces hand-made by Jane du Rand. Those who attended the earlier Pond Creatures ceramics workshop (held over two weeks in June) will also have the option of making their own feature tiles to use in their bird bath design. Your finished bird bath will make a special gift or a beautiful and functional art work for the garden.
All materials and equipment for the workshop, including ceramic pieces, mosaic tiles and a large terracotta saucer (approx. 40cm in diameter) which is the base for the bird bath will be supplied. You will be shown how to grout your finished bird bath in this workshop, but you may prefer to wait until the next day before this part of the process in order to allow sufficient time for the mosaic work to dry overnight before being grouted and finished.
This workshop differs from Jane du Rand's Mosaic Pedestal Bird Bath in its length and the size of the bird bath that you will make: the pedestal bird bath workshop involves making your own ceramic pieces and a mosaic stand and a bowl in two pieces, whereas the saucer bird bath workshop involves using existing ceramic pieces and making a shallow mosaic vessel as a standalone piece.
The first two images are indicative of the size and shape of the saucer bird bath that you will make in this workshop. The later images show a more rounded bird bath which is more indicative of the top section of the bird bath that you can make in the pedestal bird bath workshop, although they are included here to show different mosaic design options.
Cost: $200 / $180 (Multi-pass)
Multi-pass discount: Sign up for 2 or more Plant Empire events, or register 2 or more people for the same event, to receive 10% off the ticket price (discount will appear at checkout).