Tutors' Biographies

The Tutors


Eleanor White; Course Director

Eleanor is the main tutor and has a broad range of teaching experience. She continues to be a visiting tutor at the Leith School of Art Edinburgh, which inspired the inception of Bridge House Art. Community education and travelling workshops remain a large part of her wider experience as a teacher, reaching many communities in the Highlands and central Scotland. She has worked with Rufus Reade Tours for 15 years as the invited tutor on painting holidays in Europe and the middle east. She also taught at the Edinburgh Academy and trained as a graphic designer at Glasgow College of building and printing. Her own practice is mixed media drawing and painting.

James Donald

James Donald

I am primarily a weaver using Scottish based materials including lamb's wool, Shetland wool and other local sourced fibres. Through diversification I am now producing lines of digitally printed scarves, laser cut products, ceramics and hand etched whisky glasses.

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Kittie Jones

Kittie Jones graduated in June 2008 from the Fine Art degree at Edinburgh College of Art. Whilst still studying she began teaching at Leith School of Art where she now works as a part-time tutor and development administrator. Kittie is a practicing artist working mainly in ink, gouache and charcoal at her studio in Edinburgh.

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Jan Kilpatrick

Jan is a regular guest tutor on the Portfolio Course and has over 20 years of teaching experience in schools, community education and in the private sector. Specialising in textiles, Jan spends much of her time encouraging others, through workshops and courses, to see beyond self-imposed limitations and to find their own means of creative expression. Her own work is a heady mix of media, often three-dimensional and containing a narrative. The images and symbols for these works are sometimes drawn from her own poetry.

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Christine Morrison

Christine Morrison

My practice is based on a need to be out in the natural landscape. Primarily I make work by researching data and information relevant to a specific location and from a personal / emotional response to place.

I strive to avoid referencing the romantic, idealistic or sublime notion of landscape.

I research data to facilitate my entry into the landscape.

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Merlin Planterose

Jewellery and silversmithing in the north west highlands of Scotland.

Image caption is 'Pearl cup studs in progress.'

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Kenneth le Riche

Kenneth studied at the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and the New York Academy of Art. He works as a part time tutor at the Leith School of Art and the Edinburgh College of Art. Kenneth is a practicing artist who exhibits internationally.

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Sheila Robertson

Sheila Robertson is a practising painter who has exhibited widely in the UK. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in Drawing and Painting. She has a broad range of teaching experience and teaches part time on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art.

Lucy May Schofield

Lucy May Schofield

Lucy May Schofield’s practice attempts to capture moments. Focussing on the overlooked, she consistently documents vulnerability. Her desire to memorialise the unspoken and make a record of mortality or place are often manifest in the paintings, prints, books and installations she creates.

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Allison Weightman

Alison Weightman

Alison works in ceramics and has considerable teaching experience.

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