Cambridge Makers

Teaching, preserving and promoting art and artisanship


Cambridge Makers

Cambridge Makers is the collective name for both Cambridge Art Makers and Cambridge Woodwind Makers; two organisations dedicated to encouraging all kinds of making.

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Cambridge Art Makers

Cambridge Art Makers provide facilities for classes in textiles & mixed mediadrawingjewellery & silversmithingstained glass and patchwork and quilting, tutored by experienced tutors many of whom taught classes at the former White House Arts studio in Cambridge.

The facilities provided by Cambridge Art Makers offer adults an opportunity to express their ideas and creativity in weekly classes under the guidance of professional artisans.

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Cambridge Woodwind Makers

Cambridge Woodwind Makers are an organisation based in Cambridge, UK who have created a workshop to preserve and promote the art and artisanship of woodwind instrument making.

The facilities provided by Cambridge Woodwind Makers offer professionals and novices a chance to learn more about how to make and repair instruments, it also offers the general public an opportunity to observe and appreciate the skills used.

Go to Cambridge Woodwind Makers website
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I would like to thank all at Cambridge Woodwind Makers for another enjoyable course. It was great to be back in the workshop and to learn some new techniques. I am pleased with the finished instrument. I haven’t been able to play it yet but I have a reed on order and hope to try it out soon

Baroque Oboe Making with Paul van der Linden, 2016

I really enjoyed the course on recorder knowledge. It was a good reinforcement that what I was doing was correct and also it has challenged me to look further at the instrument and be able to offer further services in my business. Jacqueline is an excellent communicator….

Recorder Knoweldge with Jacqueline Sorel , 2016

Just to say thanks ++ for organising such a superb day yesterday. It is a great testament to what you have achieved that while other courses are closing, you are able to get together such a gathering of top makers and an interested public of all ages in such a splendid workshop. (And that gun drill is wicked!).

Early Instrument Exhibition, 2016

“Thank you very much for this superb course with Paul van der Linden. The oboe made is very nice and works well….really good, nicely made, in tune and easy to play! I have learned a lot of things and would enjoy participating in other courses with Cambridge Woodwind Makers! I was happy to discover you and to work in your nice workshop…I was very happy to work with Paul and Adam, very nice and serious people!”

Baroque Oboe Making with Paul van der Linden, 2018

“Your workshop was a very good place for this kind of activity. I could not ask for anything better. And the lunches were just right!”

Cornetto Making with Sam Goble and Andrew Hallock, 2018

“Thanks for the day Daniel, your style is perfect for me, it was very enabling. I learnt a lot and feel I have the basics to look at repair & maintenance. I am looking forward to tackling the bassoon.”

Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, 2018

“Thank you so much for a fantastic day last Sunday. I always come away from such a presentation having learned something new. But the thing that impressed me most was your vision in preserving the detailed information on instrument making which could so easily have been lost. The way you managed to purchase workshops intact was truly inspirational. Not only that but it was great talking to you. And the flapjack……”

NAMIR Presentation by Daniel Bangham, 2015

“I still can’t believe how nice you were with me. Once again I would like to thank you for your hospitality, your kindness and to share with me your knowledge and overall, your advice.”

Flute Making, 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful afternoon – I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it! I’m totally in awe of your skill and ingenuity and also relished our wide-ranging discussion.”

Working with Daniel Bangham, 2016

“I am so glad that Sheila provided my introduction to Enamelling. There was a great atmosphere and Sheila was so professional in sharing her knowledge and skills with us and your workshop an ideal venue. I do so hope that there might be a followup “Revisited Course” as I am keen to do more now that the seed is sown.”

Intermediate Enamelling with Sheila McDonald, 2019

“The course was everything you could ask for. I love coming here!”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring 2019

“I have looked for a pattern making course for many years and was delighted to find this one. The venue, teacher and facilities were all excellent.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

“I learnt skills I have wanted to learn for years. Jacqui was brilliant and it was a lovely, friendly atmosphere in a well equipped space.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Cousre, Spring Term 2019

Were you happy with the facilities and equipment provided for the course? “Yes, we had everything we might need, and more!”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

Are you confident that you have achieved the intended outcomes of the course? “Yes – I have an adaptable pattern block and the ability to make variations to it.”

Were you happy with the quality of the teaching you received? “Yes, the tutor was very experienced and confidently assisted each individual with their varied requests.

Were you happy with the facilities and equipment provided for the course? “Yes, the materials required were all provided and all the necessary tools were provided and of good quality.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

“This course was really useful in developing my dressmakers ability and giving me the confidence to adapt patterns as well as create my own. I had a lot of fun and met some very interesting people.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

“Thank you for organising such a great course. I loved it and learned so much.”

Modern Oboe Reed Making & Adjustment, April 2019

“A really enjoyable and productive day, using a technique that was completely new to me”

Monotypes with Sue Jones, April 2019

“Amazing and encouraging. Enough tuition and plenty of time for practice.”

Monotypes with Sue Jones, April 2019

All Cambridge Makers’ Upcoming Courses & Events

Patchwork & Quilting – Summer Term – 4 Weeks

Thu 27th June @ 10:00 - Thu 25th July @ 12:30

Creative Drawing – Summer Term – 5 weeks

Thu 27th June @ 13:30 - Thu 25th July @ 16:30

Classical Clarinet Making – July 2019

Thu 18th July @ 10:00 - Thu 1st August @ 17:30

Classical Clarinet Making – August 2019

Sun 11th August @ 10:00 - Sun 25th August @ 17:30

Cornetto Making – August 2019

Mon 26th August @ 09:30 - Fri 30th August @ 17:00

Screen Printing Day – 2019

Sat 31st August @ 10:00 - 16:00

One-Keyed Folk Flute Making – September 2019

Sun 1st September @ 12:00 - Fri 6th September @ 12:00

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – September 2019

Sat 14th September @ 10:00 - 16:00

Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel – September 2019

Sun 15th September @ 09:00 - Thu 19th September @ 17:00

Calligraphy Catch Up – Autumn Term 2019

Mon 16th September @ 13:00 - Mon 25th November @ 16:00

Advanced Textiles & Mixed Media – Autumn Term 2019

Tue 17th September @ 10:00 - Tue 26th November @ 13:00

Baroque and Modern Oboe Reed Making – October 2019

Sat 5th October @ 10:00 - Sun 6th October @ 16:00

Saxophone Repair & Care – October 2019

Sat 12th October @ 10:00 - 16:00

Baroque Oboe Making – Denner – October 2019

Sat 12th October @ 10:00 - Thu 17th October @ 17:30

Clarinet Repair & Care – October 2019

Wed 30th October @ 10:00 - 16:00

Key Making – November 2019

Mon 4th November @ 10:00 - Thu 7th November @ 17:00

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – November 2019

Mon 11th November @ 10:00 - Fri 15th November @ 17:30

Baroque Oboe Making – January 2020

Sat 11th January 2020 @ 10:00 - Thu 16th January 2020 @ 17:30

Recorder Making with Tim Cranmore – January 2020

Mon 27th January 2020 @ 10:00 - Fri 31st January 2020 @ 17:30

Recorder Making with Jacqueline Sorel – February 2020

Sun 23rd February 2020 @ 09:00 - Thu 27th February 2020 @ 17:00

Recorder Repair & Care – Saturday – February 2020

Sat 29th February 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Recorder Repair & Care – Sunday – March 2020

Sun 1st March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Flute Repair & Care – March 2020

Wed 18th March 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00