Studio Space at the English Bridge Workshop
A major challenge for any artist or craftsperson is to find a suitable studio space. The ideal combination of size, cost, location and flexibility can be very difficult to find.
The EBW provides seven such spaces, currently occupied by artists and craftspeople ranging from professional to early career. Their work covers a wide range of skills, including stained glass, painting, printmaking, photography, architecture, textiles, illustration and mosaic, . You can read more about each studio occupant below.
As well as very reasonable rates and a central location, the EBW offers facilities including broadband, central heating and car parking.
Studio 1 - group activity storage
Currently this room stores easels, tables, trestles and other equipment belonging to groups that use the halls.
It is possible that this room can convert back to studio use in the future.
Studio 4 - Nathalie Hildegarde Liege
Nathalie Hildegarde Liege works as a stained glass designer, applying her ongoing fine art practice to architectural glass commissions. She established Couleurlive Studio in 1998 having been awarded The Journeyman's Award by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
Alfred Fisher MBE, former stained glass advisor to English Heritage and the National Trust, wrote: "This lady knows her glass inside out... Never boring, and exploring all forms of making... her work is unique, dedicated, personal and to be enjoyed."
Studio 5 - Anthony R. Vettise NDD, ATC
Anthony Vettise studied at Berkshire College of Art and Brighton College of Art, and is a lecturer in Fine Art and Art History. He taught painting when Shrewsbury
School of Art was located in the EBW. He has since gone on to teach as an extramural lecturer at the Universities of Birmingham and Wales (Aberystwyth).
Anthony is an elected member of the Association of International Critics of Art, and the Association of Art Historians. He is the author of a number of published art reviews and has paintings in a number of private & public collections.
Studio 8 - Jean Mills
Jean studied Fine Art at Birmingham College of Art (UCE) as a mature student. “I like to work in more than one medium...from large charcoal drawing to print making”. She has exhibited in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Wales and London.
Jean has over 30 years experience as an Arts for Health & Wellbeing Practitioner – currently (10years) for the NHS at The Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury and the Recovery College running art groups and courses. She also runs a voluntary art & craft group in Telford. Additionally, Jean has worked on a number of commissions and community projects in Worcestershire and Shropshire.