About us

A little about Lynne

Esme doll.

Esme doll.

The idea for the Summer School was born in 2012 when I invited Nikki and Lesley down to my workshop to take a small class in stumpwork. We chatted about how sad it was that Urchfont was closing, where I had enjoyed classes with Jane Rowe years ago. They told us about Koala conventions in Australia where many tutors teach an amazing number of classes over a week or so. This got me thinking … And here we are!

Michael, my husband and I have been making artist dolls in Bath for over 30 years (www.roche-dolls.co.uk); we still do but I amĀ  trying also to spend more time on my own artwork, both painting and textile. I studied painting at Camberwell Art School in London.

For any of you who may be interested in artist dolls we may be able to arrange a visit during the week of the Summer School.

If you would like any further information please .

Roche Dolls

A selection of dolls by Lynne and Michael Roche