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.
The process of creating an animal out of a wilful bundle of wool or deadweight of clay seems to me fascinating and absurd in equal measure.
She enjoys passing on skills and knowledge of stone and the tools needed to work this fascinating material. Her work ‘Passing Light’ was part of the Quarry Garden at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 which won Gold for best in show and best construction.
Patricia van den Akker is the Director of The Design Trust, an online business school for designers and makers. She has been working as a creative business adviser, trainer and coach with 1,000s of creative professionals for over 20 years.
Dawn has exhibited widely, her work features in numerous collections including the Crafts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Julia is an award-winning botanical artist and experienced tutor, She enjoys depicting the beauty and detail of nature in watercolour and is particularly drawn to subjects such as fading flowers and autumnal leaves.
Natural fibres have always been a vital part of my work; my collaboration with silk and cotton producers and weavers in South east Asia has deepened my interest. I run my business ‘ Colours of Asia’ , designing and making one-off garments - elegant and understated.
Jo creates ornamental ceramic sculptures at her studio in Wiltshire and regularly exhibits her work - recent shows include Fresh Air at Quenington, 'Hospitality' at Bath Abbey and a solo show at Bath's Holburne museum.
Kerry has received several awards in many prestigous venues in the UK and has exhibited in The Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, RWA , and The Jerwood Drawing Space
Hannah makes sure children of all ages and abilities have fun experimenting, realise their creative potential, unleash their imaginations, and develop as young artists.
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.
Beth specialises in woodblock and lino printmaking and is a member of Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-op.
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.
Josie has taught lettering, lots of decorative processes and making books for many years - but is passionate about bringing ancient techniques to contemporary usage.
Abi hand builds her work predominantly using slabs and specially constructed moulds and formers. She is particularly interested in texture, colour, form & function.
Mark is known for his free approach to painting and drawing. He likes to have fun with colour and experiment with techniques.
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
Christine teaches screen printing, photo etching, reduction lino printing and monoprinting. She is printmaking tutor and Chair at Gloucestershire Printmakers co-op.
Sophie Howard is an artist who makes expressive figurative sculpture. She has thirty years of teaching experience most recently at Bristol's Royal West of England Academy.
Martha runs sewing classes and textile workshops in Stroud and Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, at the edge of the Cotswold in a beautiful wooden Sewing Shed
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.
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.
Julie Fowler is a Stroud based ceramic artist who combines teaching and her own studio practice. Ceramics has been a life long passion and she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and skill on this continuing journey of discovery..
Georgie is Founder and Creative Director at The Paper Hare an Illustration & Lettering Design Studio just east of Cheltenham. Georgie's work at The Paper Hare centres around a love for watercolour and the wild...
Richard makes Shaker style boxes from his workshop in Dorset. All the boxes are made using English hardwoods that are sourced from around his home. He divides his time between making and designing....
I was born in London. I studied Theatre Design at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design. After graduating, I worked as a Designer and Art Director in Theatre, Film and TV for more than 15 years.
Bridget has been a professional potter and teacher for over 30 years. Most of her work is thrown on the wheel to make pots for domestic everyday use. She uses the pots as a vehicle for decoration, the surface acting as a canvas to which slips are applied under a transparent glaze.
Dan McDermott has over 25 years experience as a professional artist working primarily in painting. Over 350 of his works have been placed in private and corporate art collections worldwide. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and been included in over 40 group shows.
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 Barnes, 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.
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.
Suzi was commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to create the very first RHS garden made entirely from paper. Suzi's paper plants and flowers were exhibited at the Gardeners World Live Show at the NEC Birmingham.
Shortlisted for Artist & Illustrator Artist of the Year 2016. DJ has developed his style through many years working in professional fine art studios – designing and producing artwork for commercial spaces, public areas and private estates around the world.
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.
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. Her class is a fun and inventive way to learn the art of candle making...
Mandy work primarily in anodised aluminium producing one off and batch production jewellery. 'Over the last fifteen years I have also been developing work in felt, combining this with my jewellery practice, creating both functional and non functional work.'
Adele, a Fine Art Printmaking graduate from Brighton and a qualified Teacher, brings a wide range of skills and experience of working with all ages to her workshops.
Jules is now a full time paper artist where she creates stunning wedding flowers and bouquets for brides, backdrops for catwalks and photography props as well as the more simple versions that stand proud in a vase on the table.
Fiona is a highly experienced arboreal artist who focuses on enabling students to be more responsive in their understanding of colour, composition and use of materials.
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.