Lamport Masterclasses are a series of classes and workshops that offer the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills. In a beautiful, intimate setting we welcome tutors from local and neighbouring counties to host engaging, informative and fun classes. We invite you to learn about some of our tutors and explore their classes on our Events page.
If you are a tutor and interested in hosting classes at Lamport we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01604 686272.
Stone Carving Tutor
Lucy is a Leicestershire based Artist and Stone Carver who will be joining the Masterclass tutors in 2019. Lucy studied Fine Art at Loughborough University and Architectural Stone Conservation and Carving at Bath College. Although Lucy works in a variety of mediums including; stone, clay, pencil, glass, textiles, watercolours, coloured pencil and charcoal, her preferred mediums are; Stone, Clay and Pencil. She predominantly works in British stones such as Slate, Bath Stone and Portland Stone and carves the stone with traditional hand tools. Lucy is always aiming to make her pieces come to life through these mediums. www.lucyartandstone.co.uk
Nic & Alison Cremona
Needle Felting Tutors
Nic and Alison of Felt & Dandy will be joining the Masterclass schedule in 2019. Nic works as a needle felt instructor and 3D felt artist across the Northern Home Counties, East Midlands and East Anglia. Along with his wife, Alison, he runs Felt and Dandy which specialises in 3D felt sculpture, tuition and felting kits.
Alison combines Teaching Art Textiles in secondary school with a career as a textiles artist and being one half of Felt and Dandy. In the past, Alison’s works have been presented as state gifts from the Irish premier to his Japanese counterpart.
He and Alison have recently appeared on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and is a regular on Hochanda TV.
Textile Sculpture & Mixed Media Tutor
Liz is a predominately self-taught textile sculptor & mixed media artist starting December 2012 following a career change from 26 years in Engineering, prompted by a need to fit work around a young family.
Her sculptures & mixed media canvases are made from recycled textiles & found items in conjunction with Powertex fabric hardener (& related products), producing weather resistant structures for outdoor display.
Laura is a photographer based in Burwell near Cambridge. She originally taught Maths and IT to Glaswegian teenagers but now teaches a variety of photography courses throughout the East of England at several different venues. Her passion is wildlife photography and she is lucky enough to travel regularly taking images of all different types of animals. She has had images commended by the judges in the last two Bird Photographer of the year awards.
She is returning as a tutor in 2020 after teaching five sold out courses last year.
Fused Glass and Silver Clay Tutor
Sarah has been working with the medium of glass for almost 7 years now. It began as a hobby and grew very gradually and naturally into a business.
A qualified teacher, Sarah has been teaching glass art for 3 years. Training with some amazing and inspiring glass artists across the UK, who have taught her many of the skills that she passes on in her workshops.
Sarah is influenced by the sea and nature and this is evident in her work. Her sea themed pieces are extremely popular, and her bespoke fairy pictures are commissioned and shipped all over the world. Her work can be purchased in many outlets in the UK and at Art and Craft Fairs.
Sarah is passionate about working with all forms of glass, she loves everything about the medium; the colours and textures, the way light and shadow can completely change a piece. The unpredictability, ‘when a piece comes out of the kiln and surprises you because it is not what you planned, but is transformed into something else just as beautiful’.
Garden Design Tutor
Author of over thirty gardening titles and an RHS judge, Andrew was a consultant on the recently updated RHS A–Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and a contributor to Flora, published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has taught RHS certificate and garden design and is a guest lecturer for the Historic Houses Association as well as speaking togardening clubs and other groups.
Andrew is a returning tutor to Lamport Hall.
Oil Painting Tutor
Sara Penrose will be returning to the Masterclass Series in 2020. Sara’s classes are designed for beginners who want to learn and develop with oil painting. Sara is a local artist and her classes allow her students to find their inner artist. She also hosts oil painting holidays for those who want to relax and paint!
A graduate in History of Art from Manchester University, Catherine paints principally in pure watercolour.
Megan Walton & Sandra Smith
Floral Arrangement Tutors
Megan and Sandra are a Mother and Daughter team inspired by their love for creating stunning floral arrangements for Weddings and Social Occasions. Aphrodite Arrangements are based in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
The Company name derives from Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of Love who’s symbol is a Flower. The aim of Aphrodite Arrangements is to help you to create your own exquisite floral arrangements for that special occasion or simply to experience your own floral therapy at the stunning Lamport Hall location. After sold out classes in 2018 and 2019, Aphrodite Arrangements will be returning in 2020 for more creative workshops.
Leather Craft Tutor
Alex, of CODE Leather Goods, will be returning to the Lamport Masterclass Series in 2020 offering workshops in leather work from making card holders, belts, purses and cross body bags.
Batik and Mosaic Tutor
Andrew is an established visual artist in Market Harborough creating works in Batik, Print and Mosaic for exhibitions and Commissions. Current practice involves working in primary schools delivering workshops in mosaic, African textiles, silk painting with a cultural focus, as well as creative workshops, talks and demonstrations to a number of guilds and community groups.
Works include a textile hanging for the National Trust at Hardwick Hall, Derbys as part of the Sheffield Childrens’ Festival, a commissioned Christmas card design for English Nature and winner of Leicestershire County Councils’ ‘Capture a Moment in Time’ Millennium competition.
Works are in private commissions worldwide including Saudi Arabia, Poland, France, Taiwan, Philippines, UK and USA.