Paddy O’Hagan – Guild Master

Installed as Master late in 2016, Paddy has been involved with Craft, both in work as a teacher and as a maker.  He has, since retirement, been involved in a number of initiatives.  He founded the successful Wells Food Festival and is currently Chair of Wells Art Contemporary, the international competition.  His son is a maker, as was his father.  Paddy is optimistic about growing Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s involvement in Wells and the South West, as well as using the City of Culture bid to increase awareness of the importance of Craft.