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, adults and clay for over 40 years.

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.

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

Sarah Coppard completed a year long apprenticeship at North Street Potters and is currently completing an HND in Ceramics at Morley College. She has a background in Arts Education and an MA in History of Art.

Liba Senior is a trained nursery teacher and a former Clapham Pottery student. She first came to clay in 2014 and enjoys supporting both adults’ and childrens’ classes.