“I make joyous contemporary large oil paintings celebrating the beauty of the world
around me”
“I believe painting speaks to the soul like visual poetry, giving hope and joy and

Liz Goulding – Artist
Having graduated with a BA in Fine Art, and a PGCE, Liz has continued working in the arts as a practicing artist, and tutor. Liz taught A level Art and design and life drawing for 30 years, and now runs workshops and teaches private classes. Liz is primarily an oil painter, but loves to experiment with mixed media. Experimentation with media has always been important both to her own practice and the way that she teaches art. Recent work has been inspired by the garden and seeing the English Landscape through fresh eyes after living in Italy. Liz imbues the work with her internal journey as well as the places she inhabits, the images are more about the experience than a representation of a place.
“Painting is the absorption of all my joy and sorrow and the landscape of it.”

Michelle Maloney – Ceramics

Michelle taught art in secondary schools and colleges in Cardiff, Sandhurst and Grantham for 27 years before becoming self employed (just pre- lockdown!)  in 2020. As a teacher of Art and Design she attained Advanced Skills and Lead Practitioner status and works comfortably with paint, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and stained glass. She currently works as a potter and designer, trading as Titterpot Design. Her ceramic pieces range from cheeky pots with tassel titters to ceramic wall art and larger sculptural pieces.

“I am inspired and enthralled by the creativity of people across time and place, from cave art to an Instagram post two minutes ago and I am thoroughly invested in helping people to access and celebrate their own creativity.”

Dexter is our wonderful studio dog. He is very friendly and loves being around creative people.

Delivering workshops in the studios

Elaine Winter is a Nottinghamshire based artist who mixes traditional and experimental printmaking processes with other media.  Her work is based around investigations of how we, as humans, relate to each other, with a focus on the uniquely human ability to express empathy.

Fiona Theokritoff has lived in Nottinghamshire since 2002.  She started to write poetry about twelve years ago and has been teaching creative writing since 2015. She is one half of Wine and Words, a poetry duo who perform at Nottinghamshire venues and book festivals. Fiona recently completed an MA in Creative Writing and her work has appeared in magazines such as Mslexia. She has a not-so-secret passion for shoes, and loves working with people who are just starting out on their poetry journey.