Lectures in the History of Art and Design

As a Visiting Tutor at BIAD (part of Birmingham City University) I delivered lectures in the History of Art, Architecture, and Design.

This year (2019) I am continuing Lectures as an introduction to the History of Art and Design, at Avoncroft Art Centre, Bromsgrove. See the History of Art and Design page for areas of study and lecture topics..

Courses and workshops.

I teach ceramics and a wide range of crafts at various venues

Avoncroft Arts Centre

For several years I have been the Potter in Residence and Tutor at this centre, teaching people from beginners to those with experience of ceramics. I have also set up and tutor a Textile Group at the same centre. Members receive tuition in a wide range of techniques including rugmaking, patchwork, weaving, and embroidery, and are encouraged to create their own designs incorporating these techniques.

rug making
rug making

dresden plate patchwork
'Dresden-Plate' patchwork in progress and complete.

log cabin patchwork
'Log-Cabin' patchwork in progress

Titterstone Clee Heritage Trust

I have delivered a series of introductory craft courses for the Trust.

If you would like to hold an introductory session, or series of craft workshops, at your venue, then please contact me at:

Courses offered:


Many aspects including handforming, mould work, decorative techniques ceramics detail

Textile Crafts

A wide range of techniques including, patchwork, appliqué, decorative boxes, rugmaking, handspinning.

fabric box

Beginners introduction to textile crafts including knitting, crochet and basic sewing techniques.


smocking in pink

Mixed media

This covers a wide range of techniques such as collage/paper crafts, re-cycling various materials, creating complex textured surfaces in relief.