Sacred Art of Geometry 

Tutors/Guest tutors

Daniel Docherty and Kira Orsak

Co-founders of SacredArtofGeometry (and SAGE initiative) which offers regular short courses at Emerson College/Tablehurst Farm, Forest Row, UK, national and international study trips, workshops and lectures.

Tom Bree

Tom Bree is a geometer-artist, teacher and writer. He completed his M.A. at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2003 and has since been researching and teaching in the area of geometry and symbolism. Tom has been teaching on the PSTA Open and M.A. programmes since 2008 and also organises his own geometry courses both in the UK and abroad. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the School in which he is analysing the underlying geometric design of Wells Cathedral in Somerset. 

Adam Williamson

Adam Williamson is a skilled stone/wood carver and practicing artist in many media. He undertakes interior, architectural and sculptural commissions. He has been commissioned by among others HRH the Prince of Wales, Oxford University, Shakespeare’s Globe London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, Pakistan Embassy, Foreign Office in Vienna and London Zoo.

Adam is a leading specialist in biomorphic art (Arabesque / Islimi), he is a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London he has lectured at Cambridge University and taught in schools and museums across London, including the British Library, V&A, British Museum and PSTA. He wrote the Islimi chapter for the recently published Thames and Hudson book: Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands

Adam has traveled around the world to work with artists, including Mount Athos, Greece, Spain, Morocco and Turkey. He was the subject of a documentary when he traveled to Malaysia and Indonesia looking at woodcarving and biomorphic art in that area.


John Martineau


Why does the universe appear so finely-tuned for biological life?  And closer to home, why does our closest neighbour, Venus, draw a pentagram around Earth every eight years?  How come the Sun and the Moon appear the same size in the sky?  Are we in some way 'participating' in the evolution of the universe, as John Archibald Wheeler claimed?  In this highly illustrated and entertaining talk, publisher John Martineau will demonstrate how the modern doctrine of randomness fails to explain some of the most basic phenomena around us.  Instead, he will argue, the true nature of the universe and its relationship to conscious observers may be much weirder than most people imagine.  Prepare for a fascinating evening.  


John Martineau is publisher and editor of the international award-winning Wooden Books pocket liberal arts series, which has been translated into 20 languages worldwide.  Also the author of A LITTLE BOOK OF COINCIDENCE IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM, his primary hobby is collecting solutions to the Cosmological Anthropic Principle.

Richard Henry

Richard Henry is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has a background in philosophy and cognitive psychology and studied for two years under Keith Critchlow, one of the world’s leading authorites on the geometry of Islamic patterns. Richard has subsequently lectured widely on this subject, and has devised and taught a number of practical courses on the geometry of Islamic patterns for the British Museum in London’s Worlds Arts and Artefacts programme. He has undertaken field studies in Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Iran.

Richard is the co-editor and illustrator of Miranda Lundy’s Sacred Number, book about the history and symbolism of number, and has participated in a number of group shows and educational projects exploring links between geometry and art. Richard is a visiting lecturer at the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, the Slade School of Fine Art, Central St Martins and an associate lecturer at the Open University in London.

David Cranswick

David Cranswick PhD is an artist, author, lecturer and workshop leader specialising in traditional painting methods and materials of the Old Masters. David undertook his doctoral thesis at the RCA under the guidance of Prof. Keith Critchlow; he also worked very closely with artist/visionary Cecil Collins for many years. He is currently based at The Renaissance Art Studio,

Cowdray Estate, Midhurst, UK. 

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