Tessellated Tiles: Lino Cut for Tile Design with Emilie

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Have you ever noticed the wonderful patterns created by ceramic tiles? Both simple and intricate patterns that repeat continuously, with just a single design? 

A repeated design like this is called tessellation, and as well as guiding you to creating your own tessellated designs, Emilie will help you to carve your design into lino, and then emboss your lino ‘stamp’ into clay to create tiles. You could even use your lino cut design to print with!

No art experience necessary, just come and have a wonderful time!

What we will cover?

In this hands on workshop we will:

  • Explore the basics of tessellation to create simple designs
  • Learn the basics of lino carving materials, tools and techniques
  • Work with air dry clay to emboss our tessellated designs into tiles
  • While this beginner class uses air dry clay, you can use your lino design again and again to emboss into clay for kiln firing and glazing.

What will I need?

  • All materials provided
  • Please bring a container to transport your work home safely.


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted On Request

Who will be teaching

Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), working across media with a focus
on community-based practice and education. She graduated from her PhD in
Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an
art resident at Testing Grounds (2020), Making Space (2021) and the
Comic Art Workshop (2021).

Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton

In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
has relocated in South of France. Emilie is also a comic book artist
and her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow and she
self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in

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