All Members

Nicola Hopwood
Stained Glass Artist

Nicky is an experienced stained glass artist and tutor. She has designed and made windows for public buildings and private houses across the country in a contemporary, organic style. In addition to several years regular teaching at the School of Art & Design, Bristol and Herefordshire College of Art & Design, she has run many lively and intensive short courses. Recent commissions include windows for St Mary’s Church, Newent, Gloucestershire,…

James Wood
Porcelain Pottery

James has a background of working with individuals and community groups and makesthrown porcelain everyday vessels and conceptual pieces. These are inspired by his therapeutic work the interplay between people and their environment and everyday experiences. The value of any thrown vessel is the space on the inside, because it is this space that dictates the outside form to be a canvas for decoration and artistic expression. He prefers to explore the…

Jenni Stuart-Anderson
Rag Rug Making

Before moving to Herefordshire Jenni Stuart-Anderson worked as a freelance designer and lecturer at a London art college. Since 1987 she has taught rag rug making in England and Wales passing on traditional techniques of Hooking, Progging and Plaiting (Braiding). In her work she combines techniques in traditional or contemporary designs for rugs, hangings and 3 dimensional works which she has exhibited widely. With work in private collections in America,…

Bill Robson
Glass Fusing

Every morning I’m welcomed by a stream of colours – dancing reflections beaming through my living room from a modest stained glass panel – enough in itself, also a starting point for this versatile material which by the use of the warm glass method of kiln fusing and slumping can be changed in shape, colour and texture. Bill belongs and exhibits his bowls, panels and dichroic jewellery with the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen…

Rowan McOnegal – Herbal medicine making
Herbal medicine making and the art of natural perfumery

I have always been passionate about plants. I advocate the living tradition of herbal medicine through teaching practical courses, writing and lecturing. I aim to raise awareness of environmental issues, to teach people about the qualities of common, easily found plants to make simple remedies, thus empowering people to look after themselves and to nurture and value their environment – to care for the soil. Having studied herbal medicine at the School…

Tricia Jones
Tricia works as a mosaic artist from her studio in the grounds of her home in a small village in Hereford.

To share her passion, enthusiasm and skill in this fascinating medium she runs mosaic art courses from her studio, and offers home from home accommodation to students in her beautiful country house. Public and private mosaic commissions are accepted.  She has completed mosaic work with schools, County Councils and community groups over the past 15 years, and her mosaic commissions may be viewed in public spaces throughout the North West. Masterclasses in…

Ginn Downes
Ginn's Creative Workshops and School of Sewing

  I have been sewing, creating textile and art pieces all my life and strongly believe that “creativity feeds the soul”. I am passionate that everyone should be given the opportunity to discover their own creative potential, whether it is through sewing, textiles or art. I was trained in Fashion and Textiles and over the past 30 years, I have been fortunate to teach students of a wide age range. After running the Textiles Department at Hereford…

Pearl Taylor
Felt-making with botanical dyeing and eco-printing

Pearl Taylor an artisan felt-maker and botanical printmaker and dyer. Small courses held on a Welsh Borderlands farm – 10 miles from Hay-on-Wye.  Individualised courses my speciality integrating design with purpose made prefelts to take the fear out of balancing colours and shapes. Botanical dyeing can be integrated with felted products or taught as a standalone natural fabric print workshop using hedgerow plants. Do drop me an email to…

Rowan McOnegal – Woodblock
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking (Mokuhanga)

I trained in fine art ( BA in painting and printmaking) at Bath Academy of Art, and  have travelled back to printmaking via working as a photographer for 10 years, a stained glass artist for 20 more, and also as a medical herbalist (see my herbal course on this site). I was drawn to study Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) as I love the special ‘watercolour’ qualities of Japanese prints created by the water based paints, and the fact…

Lucy Brodie
Upholstery

From her home in Whitbourne Lucy offers beginners courses where both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and their uses are covered. She will help you strip your piece of furniture and build it back up to a fully upholstered masterpiece for you to take home and be proud of. Lucy holds a qualification with the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers. She frequently carries out reupholstery commissions as well as new projects for her…