Cockpit in Deptford is a thriving creative hub of artists, artisans and craftspeople nestled in the junction between the Thames and Deptford Creek.
Alex Potter is an award winning luthier specialising in unusual or early fretted musical instruments. Alex studied at London Metropolitan University, gaining a first class honours degree for his work on subjects such as instrument design and musical instrument history, before returning to complete a master’s degree focussing on the re-construction of lost musical instruments and achieving a pass with distinction.
Whilst at university Alex worked on the design and construction of instruments as varied as the fretted zither family, renaissance citterns (including the mighty, twenty-string ceterone), carved-top mandolas and, of course, the guitar family. He has subsequently expanded his range to include tenor guitars, mandolins and banjos, as well as a wide range of traditional instruments from around the world.
Cockpit Arts Awards
- 01/09/2013 - 01/09/2014Cockpit Arts / NADFAS Award