All Members

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jane Meredith
Dyeing, Spinning & Weaving

Learn how to dye wool and fabric with natural dyes made from plants that grow in my garden and surrounds on the banks of the River Wye, Herefordshire, UK. I teach most things to do with wool, as well as selling Brinkley looms and peg looms -and sometimes coloured wool and fleeces. I have been learning about wool, starting with a spinning wheel, since about 25 years ago, and have been running workshops for the last 10 years. I have some items for sale on…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Jenny Pearce
Willow Basketmaker

Originally from Dublin and now living in rural Herefordshire, I have been a basketmaker for over 20 years, learning my craft mostly in the West of Ireland, but also from expert basketmakers in England and France. Working mostly with unstripped willow, with its variety of texture and colour, I like to borrow from traditional Celtic and English Regional styles to develop more contemporary designs.  Texture is very important in my work.  I am inspired by…