Our tutors are selected for their standard of craftsmanship and teaching talent. They are experts and practising craftspeople. Many are award winners, members of professional guilds and known internationally.
Sharmina Haq is an experienced visual artist specialising in Islamic decoration from arabesque to Persian geometric design. Sharmina has studied at the Princes School of Traditional Arts in London and undertaken international Islamic art study in Granada, Istanbul and Morocco. See full profile
Amanda Hislop has a degree in Woven Textiles and a passion for colour, texture and pattern. She has developed a way of working using threads to draw images and integrate texture into the surface of fabric and paper. She has a PGCE in visual arts and 20 years’ experience of teaching art and textiles in the independent sector. See full profile
Beatrice Hoffman is a professional sculptor and experienced teacher. She exhibits widely, working mainly in clay cast in bronze or bronze resin; or carving/constructing polystyrene with added plaster for large works. Her sculptures can be seen in many galleries, and have been displayed in private homes and gardens, hotels and businesses. See full profile