Meet the Tutors

The co-ordinator and tutors at Clapham Pottery are mostly based at North Street Potters, a collective of professional potters set up in Clapham in 1978.

Naine Woodrow, the co-ordinator was trained in Japan in the 1970’s by a renowned ‘Sensei’ in the traditional Japanese pottery method, and is the founder member of North Street Potters.

Rosa Bortolozzo  has a degree in Ceramics from Camberwell School of Art, Camberwell and teaches in all our classes both adults and children.

Sarah Williams is a trained teacher and has been working with children and clay for over 30 years.

Katy Harris graduated in Contemporary Crafts from Falmouth College of Art and also teaches in all classes.

Suleyman Saba studied ceramics at the Camberwell College of Arts and served an apprenticeship with Kevin Millward in Stoke-on-Trent. He exhibits widely.

Rachel Carpenter has been making pots for many years and underwent very successful apprenticeship training at North Street Potters and at Clapham Pottery. She now works extensively in all classes.

Jessica Dyer first came to Clapham Pottery as a student, she has since completed a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from the University of Brighton, where she studied for 4 months in Japan and has gone on to receive an MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design from the Royal College of Art.