All Members

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…

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,…

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…

Jacqueline Seymour
Unique handmade quilts created for your home

I am an enthusiastic and talented quilter based in rural Herefordshire. The inspiration for many of my designs comes from the countryside and creatures around me. My aim is to refresh this traditional craft by using vibrant colours and bold designs, giving the quilts a contemporary twist. I have many years of experience in sewing and quilting, and am now enjoying passing these skills onto others I will start you on your quilting journey, teaching all…

Marianne Ryan
All kinds of painting and drawing

I’m a passionate believer in the traditional skills of drawing and painting, and I like to encourage students to ‘do their own thing’, whether they are beginners or old hands. My classes are lively and informative, with plenty of demonstration and lots of opportunity for you to experiment, learning or practising all sorts of ‘tricks of the trade’. Art is really something to take pleasure in – so whether it’s portraits, still life,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lottie O’Leary
Stone carver

I have been working with stone in one way or another for around 40 years, now mainly taking on carving and lettering commissions.  I run weekend and regular Tuesday morning stone carving classes during the summer months, from my workshop in the village of Knucklas on the Welsh border. I am happy for all ages and abilities to come and have a go, from complete beginners to those with some experience. I provide all the stone and tools and lots of books for…