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Mosaic Masterclass with Janice Corbishley: CANCELLED

Mosaic Masterclass with Janice Corbishley: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Sat 19 May ’18, 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • Sun 20 May ’18, 10:30am – 3:30pm


Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, 16 Byron Street, Napier


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Pre-payment required: $125.00

Join Janice Corbishley to indulge in a weekend of Mosaic madness!

Create your own piece of mosaic art to take home, make new friends and learn a new craft in the relaxed atmosphere of the CAN workshop.

Limited places.
To book: Contact bookings@thecan.co.nz or call the CAN on 06 835 9448.

Students need to bring your own china (Please note: not stoneware or thick/heavy china too difficult for a small project) any embellishments you wish to add, and tile cutters (these must be the 2 wheel variety). If you bring your own base cut out shape, this needs to be painted or waterproofed and small enough to complete in two days.

Janice will provide the glue and grout required for the workshop. She will also have a selection of china and bases available for cash purchase on the day (cost tbc).

Students to bring their own lunch – tea and coffee is provided.

About Janice Corbishley:
When you have the privilege of getting to know Janice better, you soon realize that ‘mosaic’ describes not only her beloved art form but also her life. Janice hasn’t always had things easy. She’s had to deal with some very tough issues.

Yet, her positive attitude to life, quick wit, infectious laugh and exceptional talent find it’s way into all her beautiful mosaic pieces she creates. “I do bond with every piece and have a need to keep it around me for some time before letting it go. A piece of my heart and soul goes into each creation”.

Janice is a successful business woman in her own right, having spent 20 years in a very competitive retail industry. When most of us get ready to go to bed, she puts on her creative hat. “I do most of my art between 7 and 12 at night. It’s a great time to do something you love and relax your mind”. This pattern is about to change as Janice moves towards a full time career in art.

She first stumbled upon a mosaic workshop in progress in Taupo. Fascinated by the story telling prospects within the art, she signed up for a course in 2000. ‘My first piece was a small table with black tiles, mirror border and abstract toothbrush and toothpaste. I still have it – it takes place of pride in my bathroom’.

Janice has become the ultimate collector. Her garage is a testimony to this. Boxes full of china and porcelain – the oldest to date – 130 years. She prefers fine bone china. “I started with broken china from a department store.

Then moved into the fine china sourced from antique shops, auctions, but the most amazing is given to me by equally amazing people with a story attached. Occasionally people leave china in my letterbox!”

Looking at some of the exquisite pieces she has created you can’t help but wonder where the inspiration comes from. “The ideas mainly flow from the china itself, the colours, curve, texture connected with a memory, and or story just evolves into my pieces. Nothing is planned from the beginning”.

Her first exhibition was at the Red Peach Gallery in Ahuriri Napier. The theme was ‘Ladies in Waiting’. She exhibited at Trelise Cooper’s Parnell Boutique in August-September 2004. Five of her other pieces were accepted in the first NZ Affordable Art Show Wellington in August 2004 (“Which received a mention from Prime Minster Helen Clark in her opening speech”, Janice adds modestly).

Two of her pieces were also selected for Esk River Hawke’s Bay review 2004 (Annual Exhibition of Art and Craft, “Pink” magazine October 2006 and Art Beat @ l’Arte’ Taupo January 2008).

Her work is absolutely stunning, sensual and breathtaking. She designed clothing in the 80’s and to her, “mosaic is like dress making in porcelain with a bit of poetry thrown in.”

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