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. 

 

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DINNY POCOCK

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.

Ann-Margreth bohl

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

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 DUPREE

Dawn has exhibited widely, her work features in numerous collections including the Crafts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Jayne Emerson

Jayne is a multi-media textile designer who trained at Central St Martins. She sells her textile designs to clients ranging from Topshop to Chanel.

EMILY JOY

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

Julia Trickey

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.

dorothy reglar

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 taylor

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 phippen

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

jim robinson

Drawing forms that basis of my work. I believe art should be functional and exist in a lived environment so that it brings something special to daily life on a regular basis

jeanette mcculloch

With an education in textiles and fine art, I always feel drawn towards mixing materials through print, painting and assemblages. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lisa Bailey

Has worked in several areas of the industry including: running her own fashion label that was sold through independent retail outlets as well as exhibiting at The Clothes Show Live and trade shows.

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Yvette Green

Yvette works primarily with stained glass and glass inclusions and produces mosaics for all areas of the home, specialising in garden mosaics. Her work is inspired by the intense colours of nature and her love of the outdoors.

Abi leach

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

 

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

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.

Sophie howard

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 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.

Clare Walsh

Clare is our Education manager but also a talented textile artist. Clare has always had a love of Textiles, dressmaking, felt making, silk paper making and printed textiles are particular interests and a passion for colour and texture inspire her work.

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.

Meg harris

Meg describes herself as a print and pattern addict. She uses a domestic sewing machine to create freehand machine embroidered pictures of local architecture and also takes inspiration from everyday objects.

Julie Fowler

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..

Rebecca Connolly

Rebecca designs woven textiles and hand-weave cloth. Her designs can be woven in a range of weights; for rugs, upholstery cloth, soft-furnishing or for accessories such as scarves. 

GEORGIE CORKE NEIMAN

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...

MICHELLE WATLING

Michelle Watling is an accomplished jewellery designer, maker and qualified teacher running my own business based in Bath, Avon.

 

 

Imogen harvey lewis

Hi, my name is Imogen and I am a drawaholic. I am an illustrator Drawing is my go to for pleasure, situation sorting and work. I draw each day and I have a favourite pencil. My graphic style is honed, heartfelt, honest and direct.

 

RICHARD GIBSON

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....

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 especially are her favourites.

Emma BARNES

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.

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.

ADRIAN BATES

Adrian is a full-time potter living and working  in Stroud in Gloucestershire. He is largely self-taught, but has done short courses over the past 18 years with the likes of John Stroomer, Richard Godfrey, Richard Phethean and others.

 

 

 

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. 
 

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. Her class is a fun and inventive way to learn the art of candle making...

Mandy Nash

MANDY NASH

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 DARK

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.


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.