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Meet the Team

My Craft Academy Tutors

Petra Wennberg

Petra owns Metal Clay, based in Dorset, where she teaches lots of classes. She is a Senior Art Clay Instructor. www.metalclay.co.uk

Jane Lievens

Jane is the friendly resident tutor at The Brighton Bead Shop (aka Beads Unlimited) where she is always on hand if you get your tiger tail tangled or your netting in a knot. www.beadsunlimited.co.uk

Jennifer Airs

Jennifer is addicted to beads, passionate about colour and happiest when planning a new piece of beadwork. She started bead weaving about nine years ago and loves the freedom it gives her. www.jdjewellery.co.uk

Kristy Gouldsmith

Kristy was the previous owner of The Bead Store in Cornwall.

Vicky Clay

Vicky has been making jewellery for over two years and enjoys wirework but is also interested in felting. She runs a handmade jewellery business from her home in Nottingham. You can see her jewellery on her website www.pinupsjewellery.co.uk

Kirsi Tahti-Skitterall

Kirsi, originally from Finland, has a love of beading and jewellery making and use to run The Red Elephant Bead Shop in Truro, Cornwall.

Jean Power

Jean is a jewellery designer, writer, and teacher based in London, England.

Kelly Rud

Mel Brooke

Inspired by the beautiful city of Bath where she grew up, Mel has been crafting in some form all her life. For the last few years she has been designing jewellery and other beaded items; an addiction that eventually gave rise to her online bead boutique, www.BeadsbyLili.com.

Gillian Lamb

Gillian Lamb is known for looking at colour and texture as she works. She teaches in the United Kingdom but has also taught in the United States and Japan. Gillian has written a variety of articles and projects and her work has been published in several books. She lives in Surrey, England.

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