Meet Auckland Studio Potters - Committee and Staff

MONDAY TUTORS

Peter Lange Monday Morning tutor   "I have been involved with ASP since 1975 as a member, since early '80s on the Committee (except for 5 years early 2000s when I was Centre Director) and later President for about 5 years. At the moment I use clay that is being thrown away so I take anything that is free and dry. Then I dry it or biscuit it and hit it with a hammer, firing the broken pieces (rocks) in a variety of kilns and then reassembling them into interesting combinations … teapots, platters, sculptural works."   Peter's Website

Peter Lange
Monday Morning tutor

"I have been involved with ASP since 1975 as a member, since early '80s on the Committee (except for 5 years early 2000s when I was Centre Director) and later President for about 5 years. At the moment I use clay that is being thrown away so I take anything that is free and dry. Then I dry it or biscuit it and hit it with a hammer, firing the broken pieces (rocks) in a variety of kilns and then reassembling them into interesting combinations … teapots, platters, sculptural works."

Peter's Website

Pauline M’Coy Committee Member and Monday Morning Assistant Tutor   Born in Dunedin and lived in London from 1984- 2004, during which time Pauline studied BA Hon 3 Dimensional Design in Furniture at Middlesex University and a Masters in Interior Design at the Royal College of Art 1990-1992. After her studies she worked for various Architectural firms in London doing commercial Interior Design before going freelance and designing for the residential & retail markets. In 2004 Pauline moved back to New Zealand and continued as a freelance designer whilst raising two sons in Titirangi , Auckland. Pauline's love for ceramics began in 2009 where she joined Peter Lange's class at Auckland Studio Potters. In 2014 Pauline began a Diploma in Ceramic Art (part-time) through the Otago Polytechnic with the intention of becoming a full time studio potter. In 2016 Pauline worked part time at Collis Studio as an intern. She has a particular interest in functional ware with a modernist approach, loves clean lines and simple shapes.

Pauline M’Coy
Committee Member and Monday Morning Assistant Tutor

Born in Dunedin and lived in London from 1984- 2004, during which time Pauline studied BA Hon 3 Dimensional Design in Furniture at Middlesex University and a Masters in Interior Design at the Royal College of Art 1990-1992. After her studies she worked for various Architectural firms in London doing commercial Interior Design before going freelance and designing for the residential & retail markets. In 2004 Pauline moved back to New Zealand and continued as a freelance designer whilst raising two sons in Titirangi , Auckland. Pauline's love for ceramics began in 2009 where she joined Peter Lange's class at Auckland Studio Potters. In 2014 Pauline began a Diploma in Ceramic Art (part-time) through the Otago Polytechnic with the intention of becoming a full time studio potter. In 2016 Pauline worked part time at Collis Studio as an intern. She has a particular interest in functional ware with a modernist approach, loves clean lines and simple shapes.

Chris Southern Monday Evening tutor   Chris's approach is relaxed and he tries to facilitate an open creative atmosphere.  His interest is in domestic ware, especially teapots and the humble mug.  Chris did his first class way back in 1994 at Auckland Studio Potters and he hasn't left.

Chris Southern
Monday Evening tutor

Chris's approach is relaxed and he tries to facilitate an open creative atmosphere.

His interest is in domestic ware, especially teapots and the humble mug.

Chris did his first class way back in 1994 at Auckland Studio Potters and he hasn't left.

Ann O’Sullivan Monday Evenings Assistant Tutor   Ann has been making ceramics and teaching for the past 20 years.  She studied with Otago Polytech for The Diploma of Ceramic Arts.  She works from her studio and gallery in Devonport.  She enjoys making pieces that can be used in everyday life.

Ann O’Sullivan
Monday Evenings Assistant Tutor

Ann has been making ceramics and teaching for the past 20 years.

She studied with Otago Polytech for The Diploma of Ceramic Arts.

She works from her studio and gallery in Devonport.

She enjoys making pieces that can be used in everyday life.

TUESDAY TUTORS

Graham Ambrose Tuesday Morning tutor   Strongly influenced by the modernist movement, Graham’s primary interest is in the creation of minimalist forms. Whether in the shape of small pots or large sculptural pieces, his style can be easily identified by their simplicity of structure and striking glazes.  Graham supplies only a handful of high quality galleries locally and abroad. His works are in increasing demand by both public and private collectors, nationally and internationally.   Graham's Website

Graham Ambrose
Tuesday Morning tutor

Strongly influenced by the modernist movement, Graham’s primary interest is in the creation of minimalist forms. Whether in the shape of small pots or large sculptural pieces, his style can be easily identified by their simplicity of structure and striking glazes.

Graham supplies only a handful of high quality galleries locally and abroad. His works are in increasing demand by both public and private collectors, nationally and internationally.

Graham's Website

Richard Naylor Tuesday Morning Assistant Tutor   Image and profile coming soon

Richard Naylor
Tuesday Morning Assistant Tutor

Image and profile coming soon

Suzy Dunser Committee secretary and Tuesday Evening tutor   "I joined the ASP in 1995 when I moved to New Zealand, and after many years of casual potting completed the Diploma in Ceramic Arts here in 2011. I’m grateful to be able to contribute to the continued success of this special place, and to help build connections between the ASP and the wider arts community.  As a tutor, my goal is to help students attain the skills they need to achieve whatever it is they are aiming for with clay. Classes are semi-structured, having a focus each term but with the option for students to pursue individual interests.”   Suzy's Website  +  Instagram  +  Facebook

Suzy Dunser
Committee secretary and Tuesday Evening tutor

"I joined the ASP in 1995 when I moved to New Zealand, and after many years of casual potting completed the Diploma in Ceramic Arts here in 2011. I’m grateful to be able to contribute to the continued success of this special place, and to help build connections between the ASP and the wider arts community.

As a tutor, my goal is to help students attain the skills they need to achieve whatever it is they are aiming for with clay. Classes are semi-structured, having a focus each term but with the option for students to pursue individual interests.”

Suzy's Website + Instagram + Facebook

Catherine Spence Committee member and Tuesday & Wednesday Evening assistant tutor   Catherine has been a member of ASP for the last 18 years or so. She has been dabbling with clay as one of her creative outlets over that time. ASP has provided the space, place and opportunities for the development of that creativity and that is the principle that Catherine wants to support within the ASP identity and philosophy - that ASP is an inclusive, collective community - a group of people, passionate about the place of ceramics, pottery and art fostering that for anyone at any skill or competency level.

Catherine Spence
Committee member and Tuesday & Wednesday Evening assistant tutor

Catherine has been a member of ASP for the last 18 years or so. She has been dabbling with clay as one of her creative outlets over that time. ASP has provided the space, place and opportunities for the development of that creativity and that is the principle that Catherine wants to support within the ASP identity and philosophy - that ASP is an inclusive, collective community - a group of people, passionate about the place of ceramics, pottery and art fostering that for anyone at any skill or competency level.

WEDNESDAY, SUNDAY AND DIPLOMA TUTORS

Aiden Raill Sunday Morning Tutor   Image and Profile coming soon!

Aiden Raill
Sunday Morning Tutor

Image and Profile coming soon!

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Toby Twiss Diploma coordinator   "It's great to be part of a Centre that is so vibrant and keen, with all the classes full. I am mostly a sculptor, sometimes a teacher and hopeful potter, and have been hanging around the place for a few years now."  Toby has been with ASP since 2016 as Director of the Centre. Now he is in charge of the  Diploma  programme, which is becoming more and more important to the life of the Centre, and is growing each year.

Toby Twiss
Diploma coordinator

"It's great to be part of a Centre that is so vibrant and keen, with all the classes full. I am mostly a sculptor, sometimes a teacher and hopeful potter, and have been hanging around the place for a few years now."

Toby has been with ASP since 2016 as Director of the Centre. Now he is in charge of the Diploma programme, which is becoming more and more important to the life of the Centre, and is growing each year.

THURSDAY TUTORS

Renton Murray Thursday Morning tutor   Renton has taught at many night classes and pottery schools and has been a tutor at the ASP for 10 years. He is a lover of pots; simple direct pots that are useable and that hopefully will enrich the lives of both the maker and the user. He is strongly drawn to wheel-thrown, salt-glazed pottery and fires in wood and oil kilns.

Renton Murray
Thursday Morning tutor

Renton has taught at many night classes and pottery schools and has been a tutor at the ASP for 10 years. He is a lover of pots; simple direct pots that are useable and that hopefully will enrich the lives of both the maker and the user. He is strongly drawn to wheel-thrown, salt-glazed pottery and fires in wood and oil kilns.

Rebecca Plowman Thursday Morning tutor - Co-Director - Kiln Technician   Bex attended a term of night classes at ASP in 1996 and shortly after found work within ceramic manufacturing in New Zealand. She continued with a career in ceramics working in different roles at several studios. Dipping in and out of ASP classes over the years has been fundamental in her professional development and extending her knowledge of pottery.  Currently she makes wheel thrown pottery from her studio at home and enjoys working with the ASP community.  “ I’m constantly amazed at the level of creative output at the centre, I really enjoy seeing people hard at work on their pieces and love to be able to offer help where I can.”

Rebecca Plowman
Thursday Morning tutor - Co-Director - Kiln Technician

Bex attended a term of night classes at ASP in 1996 and shortly after found work within ceramic manufacturing in New Zealand. She continued with a career in ceramics working in different roles at several studios. Dipping in and out of ASP classes over the years has been fundamental in her professional development and extending her knowledge of pottery.

Currently she makes wheel thrown pottery from her studio at home and enjoys working with the ASP community.

“ I’m constantly amazed at the level of creative output at the centre, I really enjoy seeing people hard at work on their pieces and love to be able to offer help where I can.”

Eloise Worrall-Bader Thursday Evening tutor   "I found clay while in art school after many years thinking I was destined to be a painter, what happened next was a full fledged obsession which resulted in earning my Masters of Art and design. My Thesis's focused on learning, teaching and ultimately the Practise of Practice. My goal as a tutor is to ensure that my students leave my classes with good habits and understanding of clay and wheel throwing, but more importantly, I hope my enthusiasm and love of clay rubs off on them. I currently make under the moniker Good Girl Ceramics."   Eloise's Website

Eloise Worrall-Bader
Thursday Evening tutor

"I found clay while in art school after many years thinking I was destined to be a painter, what happened next was a full fledged obsession which resulted in earning my Masters of Art and design. My Thesis's focused on learning, teaching and ultimately the Practise of Practice. My goal as a tutor is to ensure that my students leave my classes with good habits and understanding of clay and wheel throwing, but more importantly, I hope my enthusiasm and love of clay rubs off on them. I currently make under the moniker Good Girl Ceramics."

Eloise's Website

Jennifer Lange Thursday Evening tutor    “ I was born above my father’s pottery shop in 1979 and grew up surrounded by pottery and potters. When I took it up myself it was immediately familiar and utterly absorbing and quickly became a full-time practice. I love the endless possibilities of clay and glaze. I focus on wheel-thrown domestic ware and enjoy the use of colour and contrast in glazing.”   Jenny Lange

Jennifer Lange
Thursday Evening tutor

I was born above my father’s pottery shop in 1979 and grew up surrounded by pottery and potters. When I took it up myself it was immediately familiar and utterly absorbing and quickly became a full-time practice. I love the endless possibilities of clay and glaze. I focus on wheel-thrown domestic ware and enjoy the use of colour and contrast in glazing.” Jenny Lange

 

SPECIALIST TUTORS

Helen Perrett Specialist Tutor   "I took my first pottery class at ASP 10 years ago, and never left! I completed the Otago Polytechnic Diploma of Ceramic Arts in 2009. I was for many years a member of the ASP Committee. I have always been drawn to figurative sculpture; as a child I haunted the White Elephant stalls at school fairs and always found useless treasures. I struggle to make practical, useful objects, but I do enjoy knowing that I can. What I want to make are objects that have some sort of resonance with the viewer. My latest work is a series of animal boxes that began as both a play on words like horsebox, dogbox etc, and as a flippant attempt to make containers with ornamental knobs".

Helen Perrett
Specialist Tutor

"I took my first pottery class at ASP 10 years ago, and never left! I completed the Otago Polytechnic Diploma of Ceramic Arts in 2009. I was for many years a member of the ASP Committee. I have always been drawn to figurative sculpture; as a child I haunted the White Elephant stalls at school fairs and always found useless treasures. I struggle to make practical, useful objects, but I do enjoy knowing that I can. What I want to make are objects that have some sort of resonance with the viewer. My latest work is a series of animal boxes that began as both a play on words like horsebox, dogbox etc, and as a flippant attempt to make containers with ornamental knobs".

I am a vessel maker: whether thrown and altered or hand-built using slab, or pinch-and –coil. I often use non-ceramic additions to my pieces to emphasize a point. I have been working on practicality and exploring the paradoxical relationship of size linking pieces of a sculpture and pieces which suggest functionality, and are totally functional except for one aspect in the construction. With this in mind I have been making anchorstones and their suggestion of stability and safety ; this is perhaps why I continue to work in clay with pieces developing more for the idea than the process.  My interest in wood-firing about 20 years ago with Raku firing: The exposure to wood ash and then smoke from the reduction created the random colours on the glazed surfaces, and in some cases natural lustres as well as textures.  I continue to enjoy firing with wood, and the random effects it produces in conjunction with textures, rather that the rigidity of applied decoration.  Some pieces have been fired to 1220C (Cone 6).in my small wood-fired kiln without additions to the kiln atmosphere: the remainder are fired in gas using the raku technique of post-firing reduction in shavings and paper.

I am a vessel maker: whether thrown and altered or hand-built using slab, or pinch-and –coil. I often use non-ceramic additions to my pieces to emphasize a point. I have been working on practicality and exploring the paradoxical relationship of size linking pieces of a sculpture and pieces which suggest functionality, and are totally functional except for one aspect in the construction.
With this in mind I have been making anchorstones and their suggestion of stability and safety ; this is perhaps why I continue to work in clay with pieces developing more for the idea than the process.

My interest in wood-firing about 20 years ago with Raku firing: The exposure to wood ash and then smoke from the reduction created the random colours on the glazed surfaces, and in some cases natural lustres as well as textures.

I continue to enjoy firing with wood, and the random effects it produces in conjunction with textures, rather that the rigidity of applied decoration.

Some pieces have been fired to 1220C (Cone 6).in my small wood-fired kiln without additions to the kiln atmosphere: the remainder are fired in gas using the raku technique of post-firing reduction in shavings and paper.

Frank Checketts Specialist tutor   Frank Checketts studied ceramics in the Art Department at Otago Polytechnic 1975 - 1976.  "I have been involved with ASP for about 8 years and my role on the committee as of this year is now Vice President. I like to work with white raku or recycled clay and my best tool is a wire cutter to make slabs of clay. I specialise in using cut and textured slabs of clay and fire in an electric kiln at 1200 deg Celsius. I am also a theatre stage and set builder and I work for NZ Opera. For relaxation I blat all over the country on my motor bike".

Frank Checketts
Specialist tutor

Frank Checketts studied ceramics in the Art Department at Otago Polytechnic 1975 - 1976.

"I have been involved with ASP for about 8 years and my role on the committee as of this year is now Vice President. I like to work with white raku or recycled clay and my best tool is a wire cutter to make slabs of clay. I specialise in using cut and textured slabs of clay and fire in an electric kiln at 1200 deg Celsius. I am also a theatre stage and set builder and I work for NZ Opera. For relaxation I blat all over the country on my motor bike".

John Dawson Specialist tutor   “While at Trinity College I was drawn to the music of the Baroque period. With baroque music, the form is usually very simple: a theme, containing just a few notes, is embellished or decorated to enhance the simplicity or to sustain the melodic line. Often the composer determined the structure in terms of chords, and it was up to the performer to extemporise his ideas, emotions and feelings with embellishments.  I have used porcelain clay to express these musical feelings. A simple bowl form is made and is then altered to create an impression of movement.”   John’s Website

John Dawson
Specialist tutor

“While at Trinity College I was drawn to the music of the Baroque period. With baroque music, the form is usually very simple: a theme, containing just a few notes, is embellished or decorated to enhance the simplicity or to sustain the melodic line. Often the composer determined the structure in terms of chords, and it was up to the performer to extemporise his ideas, emotions and feelings with embellishments.

I have used porcelain clay to express these musical feelings. A simple bowl form is made and is then altered to create an impression of movement.”

John’s Website

ASP STAFF AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 
Elena Renker President   "I became a member at ASP in 1998 reconnecting with clay after a long break. I love the friendly atmosphere at the centre, the clay community, the exchange of knowledge. It is a unique and wonderful place. The focus of my work has been on wood fired shino glazed domestic ware and Japanese style tea ware. A few years ago I build a wood fired kiln at my place north of Auckland where I fire most of my pots."   Elena's website

Elena Renker
President

"I became a member at ASP in 1998 reconnecting with clay after a long break. I love the friendly atmosphere at the centre, the clay community, the exchange of knowledge. It is a unique and wonderful place. The focus of my work has been on wood fired shino glazed domestic ware and Japanese style tea ware. A few years ago I build a wood fired kiln at my place north of Auckland where I fire most of my pots."

Elena's website

David Sullivan Treasurer and Vice President   "I discovered clay later in life and have been attending classes on and off since 2010. I love the ASP environment and gain inspiration from the many talented potters and tutors who so generously provide encouragement and share their knowledge. Having recently built a studio and accumulating a few kick wheels my primary interest is in domestic ware. As Treasurer and new committee member I am pleased to contribute back to an organisation that gives so much."

David Sullivan
Treasurer and Vice President

"I discovered clay later in life and have been attending classes on and off since 2010. I love the ASP environment and gain inspiration from the many talented potters and tutors who so generously provide encouragement and share their knowledge. Having recently built a studio and accumulating a few kick wheels my primary interest is in domestic ware. As Treasurer and new committee member I am pleased to contribute back to an organisation that gives so much."

Carla Ruka Director of ASP   Carla has been working with clay for more than 19 years and a member and specialist teacher with ASP for over 15 years. Carla learned ceramics from a Maori Perspective and is linked with the Maori Clay Artist Collective known as Nga Kaihanga Uku.  “I enjoy firing using natural materials in a natural environment. I am fond of the coiling technique and creating deity influenced sculpture”   Carla’s Facebook  +  Instagram

Carla Ruka
Director of ASP

Carla has been working with clay for more than 19 years and a member and specialist teacher with ASP for over 15 years. Carla learned ceramics from a Maori Perspective and is linked with the Maori Clay Artist Collective known as Nga Kaihanga Uku.

“I enjoy firing using natural materials in a natural environment. I am fond of the coiling technique and creating deity influenced sculpture”

Carla’s Facebook + Instagram

Olivia Laita Office Administrator   Olivia is a Freelance Project Manager in the Urban Contemporary Arts with 8 years experience. She has a passion for improving and developing sustainable practice in the Arts, ranging from environmental sustainability, arts commerce and health & well-being in the workplace. This has led her to become the CEO of a newly registered charity, Aotearoa Urban Arts Trust.  “Having left my previous career as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry 2011, I’ve been able to approach management in the Arts with a unique lens that respects process and gives clarity.”

Olivia Laita
Office Administrator

Olivia is a Freelance Project Manager in the Urban Contemporary Arts with 8 years experience. She has a passion for improving and developing sustainable practice in the Arts, ranging from environmental sustainability, arts commerce and health & well-being in the workplace. This has led her to become the CEO of a newly registered charity, Aotearoa Urban Arts Trust.

“Having left my previous career as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry 2011, I’ve been able to approach management in the Arts with a unique lens that respects process and gives clarity.”

 
Nadine Spalter Committee member   Nadine has been working with clay for more than 12 years and involved with the ASP for most of that time. She works as a ceramic artist, making thrown and altered porcelain pieces.   Nadine's Website  +  Instagram

Nadine Spalter
Committee member

Nadine has been working with clay for more than 12 years and involved with the ASP for most of that time. She works as a ceramic artist, making thrown and altered porcelain pieces.

Nadine's Website + Instagram

Lara Hartmann Accountant   Image and profile coming soon

Lara Hartmann
Accountant

Image and profile coming soon

Margaret Bray Committee member   "Clay is a natural and earthy element – one I can readily relate to and work with in many ways; by hand, by wheel, by mold. I make functional and sculptural work in both my studio, south of Auckland, in rural Ramarama and in residence at artHAUS Orakei. Wood firing is my passion. Nature inspires me – the unique beauty of the plants and animals around me form the basis of the rich tapestry that is the circle of life. I love the relief, texture and colour that can be found in nature."  Margaret graduated from the Diploma of Ceramic Arts in 2013.   Margaret's Website  +  Instagram    +  Facebook

Margaret Bray
Committee member

"Clay is a natural and earthy element – one I can readily relate to and work with in many ways; by hand, by wheel, by mold. I make functional and sculptural work in both my studio, south of Auckland, in rural Ramarama and in residence at artHAUS Orakei. Wood firing is my passion. Nature inspires me – the unique beauty of the plants and animals around me form the basis of the rich tapestry that is the circle of life. I love the relief, texture and colour that can be found in nature."

Margaret graduated from the Diploma of Ceramic Arts in 2013.

Margaret's Website + Instagram + Facebook

Mike Cribbens Committee member   “I was gifted a Jo Raill beginners course 4 years ago and now can't get enough time to pursue my love of playing with clay. Unfortunately a fulltime job and an expanding brood of grandkids somewhat limits my time spent working with clay. My ideal relaxation is spending the evening in my garage, sitting at my wheel and seeing what eventuates.  ASP has been a large part of my re-introduction to pottery and the wonderful world of clay. Everyone has been very friendly and supportive and I want to ensure that future beginners and other new members continue to experience this family-like environment.”

Mike Cribbens
Committee member

“I was gifted a Jo Raill beginners course 4 years ago and now can't get enough time to pursue my love of playing with clay. Unfortunately a fulltime job and an expanding brood of grandkids somewhat limits my time spent working with clay. My ideal relaxation is spending the evening in my garage, sitting at my wheel and seeing what eventuates.

ASP has been a large part of my re-introduction to pottery and the wonderful world of clay. Everyone has been very friendly and supportive and I want to ensure that future beginners and other new members continue to experience this family-like environment.”

 
Siriporn Falcon-Grey Committee member and social media manager   “I started dabbling in ceramics around 1999 when I lived in Las Vegas, I later moved to NZ in 2007 and took a break from my art to focus on raising my family. I later met Shane Gallagher and was re-introduced to clay and the ASP community, where I have taken classes and continually enjoy learning new approaches to manipulating clay. I am currently enrolled in the Art and Design Ceramics Diploma programme and have recently joined the Committee. I look forward to meeting all the new faces and getting to know the more experienced potters at the centre.”   Facebook  +  Instagram

Siriporn Falcon-Grey
Committee member and social media manager

“I started dabbling in ceramics around 1999 when I lived in Las Vegas, I later moved to NZ in 2007 and took a break from my art to focus on raising my family. I later met Shane Gallagher and was re-introduced to clay and the ASP community, where I have taken classes and continually enjoy learning new approaches to manipulating clay. I am currently enrolled in the Art and Design Ceramics Diploma programme and have recently joined the Committee. I look forward to meeting all the new faces and getting to know the more experienced potters at the centre.”

Facebook + Instagram

Jill Duncalfe Committee member   "I loved pottery on first sight in the 1960s but was far too sensible to become a potter back then. I’m less sensible now, and specially like working with earthenware and slips to create useful and useless things. I’ve been a class member of both Peter Stitchbury and Peter Lange for many years, and also found inspiration in Wednesday morning specialty classes. This is my first year on the ASP committee."

Jill Duncalfe
Committee member

"I loved pottery on first sight in the 1960s but was far too sensible to become a potter back then. I’m less sensible now, and specially like working with earthenware and slips to create useful and useless things. I’ve been a class member of both Peter Stitchbury and Peter Lange for many years, and also found inspiration in Wednesday morning specialty classes. This is my first year on the ASP committee."

Melissa Mead Committee member   “I have always sought out creative outlets from craft to fine art. Over 10 years ago I found pottery and fell head over heels in love With so many aspects and areas of challenge it’s an adventure every time one sets out to make a piece. After grasping the basics of making I began researching and experimenting with different clays, glazes and learning about glaze materials. While I have preferred wheel-work, hand-building is beginning to find its way into my making plans as I’ve come full circle understanding the importance and freedom it can offer.  I joined ASP in 2018 hoping to expand my understanding, fill-in gaps from all my solitary studies and experiments but mostly to be part of the vibrant ASP community.”

Melissa Mead
Committee member

“I have always sought out creative outlets from craft to fine art. Over 10 years ago I found pottery and fell head over heels in love With so many aspects and areas of challenge it’s an adventure every time one sets out to make a piece. After grasping the basics of making I began researching and experimenting with different clays, glazes and learning about glaze materials. While I have preferred wheel-work, hand-building is beginning to find its way into my making plans as I’ve come full circle understanding the importance and freedom it can offer.

I joined ASP in 2018 hoping to expand my understanding, fill-in gaps from all my solitary studies and experiments but mostly to be part of the vibrant ASP community.”