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.

Go to Cambridge Art Makers website

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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All Cambridge Makers’ Upcoming Courses & Events

Clarinet Repair & Care – March 2019

Wed 20th March @ 10:00 - 16:00

Mixed Media Eggs

Sat 23rd March @ 10:00 - 16:00

Saxophone Repair & Care – March 2019

Thu 28th March @ 10:00 - 16:00

Glass Slumping – March 2019

Sat 30th March @ 10:00 - 13:00

UFO! P&Q Consolidation Day – April 2019

Mon 1st April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Patchwork Chicken & Chicks – April 2019

Sat 6th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Key Making – April 2019

Wed 10th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Mini Makers – Pocket Kites – April 2019

Thu 11th April @ 10:00 - 15:00

Raised Silver Vessels – April 2019

Sat 13th April @ 10:00 - Mon 15th April @ 16:00

Monotypes – April 2019

Wed 17th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Intermediate Textiles and Mixed Media – Summer Term – 10 Weeks

Tue 23rd April @ 10:00 - Tue 2nd July @ 13:00

Beginners Textiles & Mixed Media – Summer Term – 10 Weeks

Wed 24th April @ 09:30 - Wed 3rd July @ 12:30

Flute Repair & Care – April 2019

Wed 24th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Printmaking – Summer Term – 10 Weeks

Wed 24th April @ 13:30 - Wed 24th July @ 16:30

Oboe & Bassoon Repair & Care – April 2019

Thu 25th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

The Bespoke Dress- Summer Term – 10 Weeks

Thu 25th April @ 18:30 - Thu 4th July @ 21:30

Stained Glass – Summer Term – 10 Weeks

Thu 25th April @ 19:15 - Thu 4th July @ 21:15

Patchwork & Quilting | Turning Japanese

Sat 27th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

Sewing for Surgeons

Sun 28th April @ 10:00 - 16:00

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