Christine is a painter and textile artist. She studied ceramics and textiles as a mature student at Eastbourne College of Arts & Technology - now called Sussex Downs. She has been teaching painting classes for 20 years and a variety of textile classes for the last 10 years. She taught a Paint, Print and Dye course at Hastings CAT, where she first shared her knowledge of Shibori & Indigo dyeing. She is currently teaching a Patchwork & Quilting course at Sussex Downs College.
Christine exhibits her paintings and textiles at local Art Trails as a member of Newtown Arts Collective - a group formed by like-minded artists to inspire and support each other. Her patchwork quilts have been on display with Ouse Valley Quilters and with the Patchwork & Quilting Guild at Hever Castle's Homemade & Homegrown Weekend.
Martin has been teaching a range of art courses across Britain for many years. His roots are in the orchards of Kent where his family had worked the land for generations. Martin kept his link with the land by working with clay, he studied ceramics at Farnham, the heart of William Cobbett country.
After college, Martin toured extensively with Welfare State International – world famous site specific theatre group. He has worked in many different materials; ceramics, fire, wood and different forms of printing.
Martin regularly exhibits at the Black Shed Gallery in Robertsbridge.
Adele received her BA Hons in Ceramics from Farnham in 1987 after which she worked in a traditional Sussex floor-tile company and an organic nursery. It was during this period that Adele began developing her techniques in woodblock printing. With inspiration derived from an interest in rural working life and natural history, Adele’s woodcuts exhibit strong graphic content as well as an inherent cleanliness of line.
Having taught a few workshops many years ago with Martin Brockman, Adele is venturing back into holding the occasional class.
Hannah is a mosaic artist and a painter; she makes bespoke mosaics for public and private clients. She has undertaken diverse commissions including wall art for colleges and hospitals, and numerous domestic commissions for floors, kitchens, tables, mirrors etc. Hannah's passion lies in creating works of art which represent things she finds beautiful. She is inspired by diverse subject matter including African textiles, Moroccan pattern, Italian church floors, the crown jewels and hot red chilli peppers - each new piece of work being unique.
She has run school workshops, evening classes and mosaic parties for large groups, families and people of all ages.