I have been potting with Otaki Pottery Club for about 6 years - although I have always been arty.
I was on the committee and treasurer for the club for 3 years, and now convene extended Gallery events,
and handle classroom bookings.
My first tutor at Otaki Pottery Club was Jennifer Turnbull. I spent two years learning the wheel and all aspects of producing wheel thrown pots. I then did a year with Margaret Hunt learning hand building techniques. I have also participated in tutorials with Bruce Walford and others. I now produce wheel thrown and hand-built clay items.
I chose to become the new Tutor for the Young People's After School Class because I enjoy working with children and encouraging their achievements. I was a netball coach for primary students for many years. I am now a grandmother of two under threes and look forward to making things with them as they grow.