To share her passion, enthusiasm and skill in this fascinating medium she runs mosaic art courses from her studio, and offers home from home accommodation to students in her beautiful country house.
Public and private mosaic commissions are accepted. She has completed mosaic work with schools, County Councils and community groups over the past 15 years, and her mosaic commissions may be viewed in public spaces throughout the North West.
Masterclasses in Byzantine and Roman mosaics in Ravenna, Italy, the center of the Byzantine mosaic world where, using the same amazing and beautiful Italian smalti of the Byzantine mosaic masters, inspired her to learn their traditional skills as practiced nearly 2,000 years ago. Studying the form and design of the original 5th and 6th century mosaics still in pristine condition in the basilicas and mausoleums of Ravenna, Tricia came away informed, awe inspired and even more passionate about this ancient art form.
Her particular interest lies in the adaptability for mosaic as a vehicle to recycle waste materials such as ceramic, pottery, glass etc. and a large percentage of the materials in Tricia’s mosaic projects are recycled. As one of her students recently commented “it is a message particularly appropriate to our times that a thing of long lasting beauty and universal appeal can be made out of a broken tile or chipped and discarded item of crockery.”