International Mosaic Master, Martin Cheek, Offers Two Day Workshop At Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio In Ft. Pierce March 16 & 17

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts studio in downtown Ft. Pierce announces a special two day mosaic workshop on March 16 & 17 with visiting instructor, Martin Cheek, of England.  Martin is well known in the international mosaic community as a master mosaic artist and author of over 10 books. He pioneered the use of handmade fusions to create mosaic art.  His themes are varied, but his passion is primarily whimsical (‘cheeky’) animals, especially his peacocks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register now!





Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 


Two Day Mosaic Workshop With



March 16-17 




Fused Glass Pieces offered by Martin Cheek for his Workshops





At the workshop, students will enjoy plenty of discussion, practical demonstrations, hands on work and individual instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own design and use a variety of fusions from the selection Martin brings. The workshop focus is the mosaic process and as each student’s pace is unique – some may not finish. To mitigate the possibility that a student may not complete his project  special fusion kits (new this season) to build specific designs will be available. When you register, you can select a specific kit.


Martin Cheek’s Peacock Fused Glass and Mosaic




Martin’s engaging style and humor is the highlight of the workshop. In addition to just having fun, students are going to hear Martin’s take on some of the mosaic fundamentals such as andamento, keystoning, grout and other techniques. Martin will also do various demonstrations throughout the workshop.



Mosaic Master, Martin Cheek



A substrate, fusions, stained glass, vitreous tile, millefiori, and smalti will be provided as part of the materials fee.  Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Martin Cheek! The workshop is offered at $375 (plus $75 materials fee). A $200 deposit secures your spot. 30 days before the workshop, the deposit becomes non-refundable. Martin travels from Europe and a lot of preparation is done by both the artist and the studio.



Fused glass fish kit for Martin Cheek Workshop


The location of the workshop is Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, a mosaic studio in lovely downtown Ft. Pierce. The town is emerging as quite the art destination featuring galleries, studios, shops, restaurants and the widely popular Saturday morning market (a vibrant green market with art, food and music) on the waterfront, all within walking distance from the studio.


Peacock Mosaic by Martin Cheek



Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth provide mosaic instruction, studio hours, sell art, create mosaic commissions, offer group classes and provide gallery and classroom space.

To see their student’s art and learn about their upcoming classes and events check their Facebook page


About Martin Cheek:

Martin Cheek has been creating mosaics professionally for 30 years and has shared his expertise in six best-selling books on this subject.  With a degree in graphic design from Exeter College of Art & Design in the United Kingdom, Martin went on to work in the film industry as an animator where he set up his own production company, Cheeky Films Ltd.  He has worked on award winning films and puppet animation projects including The Wind in the Willows, Paddington Bear, Noddy in Toyland, and Portland Bill.

As a full time professional mosaic artist, Martin spends his time working on commissioned projects for both private and corporate clients that include museums, schools, parks, and hospitals.  Martin teaches workshops throughout the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

Martin’s latest book, Fused Glass Mosaics, is a good illustration of  the exciting medium of using fused glass mosaics. The text is a rich bestowment of Martin’s detail to order, his passion and humor, and his you-can-do-it encouragement. This book serves as an art course in mosaics, whereby each chapter offers a different stylistic challenge. In fulfilling these projects, the reader will develop their own individual style.



To visit Martin’s website please see







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Check Out Sales, Activities And Workshops At Port Salerno Mosaics Studio In Downtown Stuart

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio in downtown Stuart sells mosaic art and offers classes.  In addition to the monthly “Intro to Mosaic Workshops”, there is a line up of Visiting Instructors and special events!  Don’t miss Martin Cheek’s “Working with fusions in mosaics” in February ( sign up now)! Port Salerno Mosaic Studio is being featured as the ‘Artists in Residency’ at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart for the months of December and January.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What a great gift certificate idea!!!





208 West Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Fl





Diane Concepcion

Asia Booth

Francesco Delorme




FEBRUARY 11& 12, 2017





Don’t miss the opportunity to work with one of the masters in the mosaic community!  Martin Cheek ‘s Workshop,”Working with fusions in mosaics”.  He has been teaching for over 20 years and is the author of several bestselling books. Martin Cheek incorporates his own glass fusions into his mosaic art and will share that process during the 11-12 February workshop at the studio. There are a few spaces still available!  To Register Call Diane: 732 804-4715



Martin Cheek



About This Workshop:


The course will include lots of hands on work creating a mosaic, practical demonstrations, slide show presentations and individual instruction.  Glass cutting, mosaic techniques and design elements will be covered. We’ll work on a 12″x12″ substrate. Students should come prepared with their own image or can choose from a number of images that will be available. Instruction will be provided to incorporate Martin’s original handmade glass fusions.  Fusions will be used in combination with traditional glass (smalti, vitreous glass, millefiori and stained glass.  Class is $385 plus $60 materials ( includes choice of 4oz. of Martin’s fusions, or a mix of fusions, millefiori or small gold leaf).  You may also have martin create a specific one-of-a-kind fusion for your piece. The deadline to make that request is January 1st.



Martin Cheek Workshop







Port Salerno Mosaic Studio is being featured as the ‘Artists in Residency’ at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart for the months of December and January. The Ground Floor Farm is a community farm, that promotes all thing community. 



Ground Floor Farm (Image courtesy of Katie Long)




About Ground Floor Farm:

Our aim is to help grow a more dynamic and resilient town through food, art, and fun. We are part (sub)urban farm, part experimental kitchen workshop, part arts and events venue, part banquet hall, part open-source community space. Yes, those are a lot of things for one business to be. We want to nourish Stuart with excellent food, practical and interesting know-how, and enriching cultural and artistic experiences. We want Ground Floor Farm to be as varied, vibrant, and expansive as our beautiful home town. So come; eat, learn, and enjoy. Make this space your own.


The Port Salerno Mosaic Studio will be displaying and selling artwork as well as offering a special ‘Stepping Stone’ Workshop on Jan 8th. For more information see the links below.




For more information about Ground Floor Farm:

Wednesday Farm Stand: Wednesdays 3-7 pm at the farm

Stuart Green Market: Sundays 9 am-1 pm at City Hall

Food, Bar, and Fun at the Farm:  Wednesdays 5-10 pm | Thursdays 5-10 pm | Fridays 5pm-12am

 Call:  (772) 600-4230






For more information about Port Salerno Mosaic Studio:

Contact Diane

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You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call: 732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students.





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986     561-537-0291