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

Born in Hereford and raised in Ledbury, actor Melissa Johns plays series regular Miss Scott in ITV’s Grantchester and is currently filming Series 8. She recently made her West End debut in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Henry V alongside Kit Harrington, which was screened in over 600 venues across the country as part of NT Live.

Johns trained at the East 15 Acting School and is most known for playing Hannah Taylor in BBC’s LIFE alongside Alison Steadman and Peter Davidson. Johns portrayed Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street and appeared in Celebrity Masterchef 2021. She has also recently filmed for Celebrity Mastermind which will air later this year.

She was a BAFTA Elevate actor 2019 – 2022, representing under-represented groups in the screen industries including those from a range of abilities, genders, races, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds.

She has recently finished the first UK tour of her sell-out one-woman show SNATCHED, which received 5-star reviews.

Johns is the co-founder and co-creative lead of BAFTA award-winning organisation, TripleC/DANC with Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston. Johns’ BAFTA speech went viral in 2022. She is a passionate advocate for a number of charities including being an ambassador for REACH, and fundraising for Finding Rainbows.

She has won multiple awards for her work championing women, young people and the disabled community including being named in both Shaw’s Power List of the 100 Most Influential Disabled People and the 2022 Northern Power Women List.

Johns was also selected as Alumna of the Year for the University of Essex. She then went on to be selected as one of JCI’s ‘10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World’. This is the same award won by Elvis Presley in 1970.