Tutors

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 KNOWLES-JACKSON

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 ELLIS

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 LIGHT

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 JENKINS

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 WALLER

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.

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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. 

vanessa sayce / the marmalade house

Vanessa runs Marmalade House - a bespoke interior styling shop and studio. Interiors are her thing, and furniture painting is her specialty. 

SUE GREEN

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

EMILY JOY

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

 

val adamson

Val aims to encourage a better understanding of the human form and how to sculpt it in clay. 

MAX HALE

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 GREEN

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

KATE CULLEN

Kate adores creating silk art and loves bringing a fresh modern approach to designs with hand drawn templates and design ideas.

MARTHA VAN DER LAAN

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.

SOPHIE BUCKLEY

Sophie Buckley loves sharing the joy of making with others, she has run needle felting and craft workshops in Gloucestershire for the last 5 years, 

Joanna Pout

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

CLYDE HOARE

Clyde grows and processes his own willows and creates a wide variety of colours in his baskets which are unique to his style and make his work stand out.

SUSAN KESTER

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.

FIONA JAMES

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.


MAKERS' STUDIOS

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. 

WHAT'S ON

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.