The ASP is managed by our Committee who oversee the Centre staff who, in turn, employ and organise the teaching staff.
President; Tuesday Evening Tutor and Monday Morning Assistant Tutor. Suzy also runs "Back to Basics Skills Workshops" and has been playing with clay for decades with a particular interest in teapots, copper glazes of all sorts, and salt/soda firing.
Vice President; Wednesday Morning Specialist Class Tutor; Recipient of the Wallace Arts Trust ASP Studio Residency Award, May - July 2016
Treasurer; Monday Morning Tutor - Peter has been working with clay and bricks for 40 years, with a focus on high-fired reduction firing.
Co-Director and Diploma Co-ordinator
Co-Director; Tuesday Evening and Thursday Morning Assistant Tutor
Tuesday Morning Tutor - Graham's primary interest is in the creation of minimalist forms in the shape of small pots and large sculptural pieces.
A graduate of the Goldsmith College, London in ceramics 1993. John exhibits throughout the UK returns annually to teach.
Thursday Morning Tutor - Renton started his pottery career in 1970s, he is strongly drawn to wheel-thrown, salt-glazed pottery and fires in wood and oil kilns.
Wednesday Evening Co-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".
Wednesday Evening Co-Tutor - "I began potting at Auckland Teachers College in 1993. I became involved in activities around ASP developing a keen interest in woodfiring originally specialising in wheel work".
Carla is inspired by her her Maori and European ancestral heritage and is a member of Nga Kaihanga Uku (The Maori Clay Artists) and Auckland Studio Potters. Carla exhibits both nationally and internationally.
Monday Evening Tutor - Domestic ware is Chris's interest, especially teapots and the humble mug, he did his first class in 1994 at ASP and has never left.
Thursday Evening Tutor - Margaret has been making pots for 40 years, firing self-built wood and diesel kilns to produce both raku and stoneware.
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