Award winning luthier
Alex Potter is an award winning luthier. He creates bespoke hand-crafted musical instruments using traditional techniques in ethically sourced materials. Designed and Handmade in London, England.
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-stringceterone), carved-top mandolas and, of course, the guitar family.
After completing his studies Alex was given the Cockpit Arts / NADFAS award 2013 for designer-makers working in heritage crafts, a national prize awarded annually to a single craftsperson who has proved exceptionally talented in their field.
As part of his award Alex was given a workshop at Cockpit arts Deptford, a thriving creative hub of artists, artisans and craftspeople nestled in the junction between the Thames and Deptford Creek.
Workshop visits and consultations are welcome by prior appointment only and very happy to discuss: a commission, repairs or tuition.