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

Richard Quinnell is an award-winning  British blacksmith with an international reputation.

He has produced some of the most important ironwork of the twentieth century, including the gates to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, the coat of arms for the British Embassy in Rome and the gates to the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. He founded the British Artist Blacksmiths Association in 1978 with his first wife Jinny, and they founded Fire and Iron Gallery in 1982. Following Jinny’s death in 1988 their daughter Lucy took over Fire and Iron. He founded the Quinnell School of Blacksmithing with his second wife Pauline in 1996.

He began restoring important historic ironwork in the 1960s, at a time when there were no ethical rules to guide him. By the 1980s, he was highly respected in his field of conservation and restoration, so much so that the Crafts Council invited him to sit on their conservation committee for a number of years. Richard has a long standing connection with the College and Herefordshire. He has held the role of external assessor for our Artist Blacksmithing course, and has curated exhibitions and organised conferences highlighting the excellence of blacksmithing across the region.

Richard has a long list of prestigious commissions to his name including Wren’s eight transept grilles at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. He has exhibited, curated, lectured and written about blacksmithing at an international level for over fifty years. Richard is a Freeman and Companion of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths has been awarded an MBE for his part in the revival of British Blacksmithing.