Tutor Profiles

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After college I set up my studio on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham and launched my Jewellery collections at the Chelsea Craft Fair. I sold my work at Harvey Nichols, Barneys NY &Tokyo, through Galleries and shops in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Australia, various craft fairs and open studios. I have been teaching Jewellery Making and Design at RHACC since 1996.

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Charlotte tutors all levels ceramics for adults at various local authorities in South West London and Surrey. From one-day taster classes and master classes through to term long sessions, she specialises in thrown porcelain tableware and surface print design.

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Tutor Cleo Harrington

Cleo Harrington graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992 and her hand drawn animated films were screened on Channel 4 and the BBC as well as UK Film festivals. Cleo works as an illustrator and founded her own Arts company in 2007. She has been teaching for over 18 years in colleges and a diverse range of community settings within England. At RHACC she teaches Drawing & Creative Collage.

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I worked in Sydney Australia back in 1996-1998, and whilst there I wondered what to do to meet up with people.  I decided to do some evening classes one of which was Pottery.  I had no art background but thoroughly enjoyed it and decided to carry it on when I returned to the UK.  I subsequently attended classes at Richmond and Hilcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) and as they say the rest is history.  I take a keen interest in not only the art of pottery but also the science behind it.  I find it fascinating, and frustrating, just how much small changes to the glaze, the firing cycle, th

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After graduating in Graphic Design and Illustration Delyth Jones worked as an illustrator for books, magazines and product packaging.  Her career later took a change of direction and she began working in ceramics, later moving to teaching pottery, including hand building techniques and throwing.

Her smoke fired ceramic sculptures are influenced by historic interpretations of animals inspired directly by her experience of life on the family farm in North Wales. Her illustrated glazed work encompasses farm animals, wild animals and the wider natural world.

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Emma Johnstone - Ceramics Tutor

I first learned the ancient Japanese technique of raku – 楽, meaning enjoyable, comfort, ease – in Jerusalem. I fell in love with its technical demands and aesthetic intensity, and have been on a journey into its possibilities ever since. My work explores the tension between this dramatic, intense, and fast firing technique and the aesthetic possibilities of elemental qualities and shapes.

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Francis taught previously at The Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Academy Schools. He is a member of the New English Art Club and has been teaching at RHACC for over 15 years.

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Glynis teaches Screenprinting at PSAD, and mixed Printmaking Masterclasses at Richmond Adult & Community College.

She studied at St Martin’s School of Art (BA(hons)), University of London, Goldsmiths’ College (PGTC), and has an MA in Printmaking from the University of Brighton.

She won the RE Gwen May Student Prize in 2010

Exhibitions include:

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Kim has been working with clay for over 10 years and is a talented and creative professional who is extremely passionate about pottery, surface pattern design and ceramics. It was in Stoke-On-Trent, the home of the Potteries, that Kim completed her Master’s degree along with her teacher training in the subjects of art, design and art history. Kim’s work focuses mostly on surface pattern design, but she also loves hand-building and prefers making practical and functional ceramics.

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Kirsty studied glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked for a range of London art consultants, galleries and glass studios. She teaches on a range of courses at RHACC and spends the rest of her time creating glass artworks for architecture.

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