Our tutors are all experienced artists and makers in their own right; they bring their specialist knowledge and expertise to the courses and workshops they teach here at New Brewery Arts. 



Tom works with a variety of  clays, slips and glazes using both wheel and hand building techniques to produce functional garden, cook and serve ware.  In 2015, Tom was a contestant and finalist on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down.   

Alexandra woods

With a continued interest in good food and sound animal husbandry combined with a love of the countryside, Alexandra specialises in portraits of British farm animals.

Ann-Margreth bohl

Ann-Margreth has been a tutor at New Brewery Arts for over seven years. She enjoys passing on skills and knowledge of stone and the tools needed to work this fascinating material.


Hannah makes sure children of all ages and abilities have fun experimenting, realise their creative potential, unleash their imaginations, and develop as young artists.

Rona Laycock

Rona Laycock is a poet and short story writer who is an experienced creative writing tutor.

Karin Celestine.  / celestine and the hare

Karin lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales. In her garden there is a shed and in that shed there is another world.


Graham is a full time professional photographer with over 38 years experience and is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography.


Beth specialises in woodblock and lino printmaking and is a member of Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-op.

claire sandars

Claire applies both modern and traditional theory and practices to her teaching. Her courses mainly study from life but students are encouraged to research artists, materials and techniques from a wide range of disciplines.

Roy exley

Roy has taught woodcarving and stonecarving for almost 20 years, he has also been a freelance art critic and curator, writing for national and international art magazines..


Carole's work can be found in museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, private collections and contemporary galleries internationally.


jeremy and carla bonner

Jeremy and Carla aim to equip students with the necessary hand skills, knowledge and confidence to work with leather..

josie brown

Josie has taught lettering, lots of decorative processes and making books for many years - but is passionate about bringing ancient techniques to contemporary usage.

Tracey Elphick

Tracey is a mixed media artist working in and selling from her studio at New Brewery Arts. Her work combines materials sourced locally with acrylic paint and ink applied using a range of collage techniques. 

Mark kelland

Mark is known for his free approach to painting and drawing. He likes to have fun with colour and experiment with techniques. 

daniella Wilson-dunn

Daniella produces a variety of stained glass panels in traditional and contemporary designs, and undertakes restoration work on tired or damaged panels, restoring them to their former glory. Daniella's studio is at New Brewery Arts

Abi leach

Based at New Brewery Arts, Abi hand builds her work predominantly using slabs and specially constructed moulds and formers. She is particularly interested in texture, colour, form & function. 


Katy Bevan is a curator, writer and educator specialising in knitting and crochet 


Sue is a mixed media and textile artist, tutor and speaker, passionately delivering workshops, commissions and conservation work, community projects and exhibitions.


Emily is a sculptor and installation artist based at Stroud Valleys Artspace.  



Sue is the author of nine novels for Young Adults, including Blue, Voices and Hill of the Angels, as well of a number of non-fiction titles and books for younger children. Sue regularly leads courses at Maggie’s Centres.  


Max finds subject matter everywhere although people in all situations are his first choice.

christine felce

Christine teaches screen printing, photo etching, reduction lino printing and monoprinting. She is printmaking tutor and Chair at Gloucestershire Printmakers co-op.


Lorraine combines a love of drawing with work which is inspired by the animals and natural world that surround her home.


Susan is a local artist who lives and creates at her home not too far from Cirencester.


Martha runs sewing classes and textile workshops in Stroud and Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, at the edge of the Cotswold in a beautiful wooden Sewing Shed

Kathleen murphy / murgatroyd & bean

Kathleen's one-of-a-kind pieces are created using recycled fabric, hand embroidery and found objects. 

Peter Garrard

Peter hand builds sculptural and functional pieces for the home and garden from his studio in Gloucester using a range of coiling and slab building techniques.

Jennie Rainsford & Karen Holland / Leachlade craft barn

Passionate makers with a lifetime of exploring all manner of creative skills, Jennie and Karen established the creative space to share their skills and experience.  

lucia leyfield

Initially trained as a typographer Lucia now works with hand lettering, papercraft, sign writing, illustration, print and pattern.

annie monk

Annie works exclusively with acrylics and mixed media (inks, oil pastels, collage). She paints quickly and instinctively, often from imagination, allowing her pictures to evolve.


Abbi Kirby

Facilitator, Abbi ,works to enable people to build, develop and grow their creative business. With a wealth of experience to share, Abbi understands what it takes to work with galleries, retail, leisure clients, including architects and interior designers.

emily northen

With a strong belief in the power of the written word and a lifelong love of books, Emily has been making her own books since childhood. Today her custom made journals and sketchbooks are sold internationally.

Yeshen Venema

Yeshen is the 'Designer/Maker's favourite photographer'. When not working with clients in his Islington studio he writes for blogs, runs workshops and presents talks on product photography and creating your own website on the Squarespace platform.

Joanna Pout

Joanna works in needle and thread, fibers and other materials, incorporating her skills of drawing, colour and design.

Christine Green

Daughter of graphic designer parents, niece of a photographer, painter and print-maker - my destiny was set very early on by the influences of my forebears; I was going to be arty."  - Christine Green.


Susan has a background as an art teacher and visiting artist which she combines with her own studio practice, alongside working part-time for Other Criteria, the publishing company co-founded by Damien Hirst.


Denise set up The British School of Millinery in 1996 in Harrow, north London. The business thrived through a mixture of courses, production of one-off creations and media coverage and soon developed a reputation of millinery excellence.

Georgia Velisaris

During the 1990's, Georgia revitalized her interest in art by extensively using photography to capture images of architecture and to document her travels. This expanded into the photography experimentation and mixed media venture that her artwork is known for today.



Fiona runs adult classes in Art History in Cheltenham and organises cultural trips. Her particular interest is in nineteenth century art, The Renaissance and Modernism especially are her favourites.


Emma Sunderland, the Creative Director behind Emerald Paper Design has been a graphic designer for 7 years, working on a number of packaging & branding projects for household names. “I absolutely love what I do! Each day is different" - Emma.

Rebecca Lodge

I specialise in garment construction, working with a range of fabrics and designs, incorporating contemporary pattern cutting techniques into my work. I also design and create home made gifts as unique presents for special occasions, 

Rebecca Kimberley

Rebecca has a degree of fine arts in Canterbury Kent,  she began working in community arts projects locally and from there to a PGCE. She has worked in international schools in Barcelona and Prague.

Peter BroWN

Inspired by the architecture and life of the town, he has become a familiar figure painting the city's streets as well as in all the other cities and towns in which he now works. As a landscape painter Peter spends a lot of time outside...

Sophia Russell

Sophia runs Hestia’s Flame Natural candles, they make aromatherapy candles from 100% soy wax and pure essential oils. Sophia says “I really love candles.  Always did; especially ones that smell nice.


Our makers’ studios are home to some of the finest makers and artists in the region. Open to the public, our studios offer a rare opportunity for visitors to meet makers, buy beautifully crafted work direct, or commission a unique piece for a special occasion. 


New Brewery Arts is the place to come and explore the best of British craft and creativity. We have over 100 weekly courses and short workshops on offer each term and regularly changing exhibitions.