Studio Morison

Fellows - Conceptual and Performance Artists

Melissa Johns

Fellow - Actor

John Bulmer

Fellow - Photographer and Film-maker

Fred Baier

Fellow - Furniture Artist/Designer

Celia Birtwell, CBE

Fellow - Textile Designer

Stephen Cox RA

Fellow - Sculptor

Susan Cross

Fellow - Jeweller and Jerwood Prize winner

John de la Cour

Fellow - Grantmaker and former Chair of Governors

Edmund de Waal

Fellow - Ceramicist and Writer

Peter Florence CBE

Fellow - Director of the Hay Festival

Andrew Foster

Fellow - Illustrator

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

Fellow - Former Rector of the Royal College of Arts

Nell Gifford

Fellow - Performance Artist

Wally Gilbert

Fellow: Artist and Jeweller

Richard Heatly

Fellow - Former Principal of Hereford College of Arts

Peter Parkinson

Fellow - Artist Blacksmith

Shani Rhys James MBE

Fellow - Painter and Jerwood Prize winner

John Makepeace OBE

Fellow - Furniture Designer and Maker

Don McCullin CBE

Fellow - Photojournalist

Margo Selby

Fellow - Textile Artist

Nick Sharratt

Fellow - Illustrator

Lady Frances Sorrell

Fellow - Co-founder of Sorrell Foundation

Lisbee Stainton

Fellow - Singer-Songwriter

Jo Stone-Fewings

Fellow - Actor

Sir Roy Strong

Fellow - Historian, Broadcaster and Writer

Clare Woods

Fellow - Painter

Professor Phil Cleaver

Fellow - Graphic Designer, Artist and Author.

Lucy Jones

Fellow - Painter

Richard Quinnell MBE

Fellow - Blacksmith

Jackie Morris

Fellow - Illustrator

Seetal Solanki

Fellow - Materials Designer, Researcher and Writer

Fred calls himself a furniture artist rather than a craftsman, although craftsmanship plays an important role in the creation of his pieces. He has redefined contemporary furniture with a combination of maths, playfulness, engineering and colour.

Fred was a student in Birmingham and at the Royal College of Arts. His fascination with all kinds of materials and his need to work things through with his hands, and through drawing, became central to his work. However, in the 1980s, Fred worked as a guinea-pig designer helping to formulate programming for 3D design computer modelling.

His work has been acquired for permanent collections including the V&A and in 2010 he was artist-in-residence for the House of Lords. His commissions and public work are truly impressive and highly collectable. Fred lectures regularly to art students including Hereford College of Arts.

Fred says,
“We live in an increasingly fast and complex world where time is money and lavish hand skills seem inappropriate. Consequently there’s a tendency to design avoiding craft altogether; so now, one of my hidden agendas is to help save these direct ‘eye to hand’ skills through demonstrating some contemporary uses for them”