WSCAD Farnham staff

 These are some of the staff who i remember from my time at Farnham. I thought it was worth putting a list together especially as my memory fades!. One of the first people i remember was Jim Kirkwood who was the Head of Department. He interviewed me and was very supportive over the years i was at Farnham. I remember clearly his advice to burn the candle at both ends!. We actually visited some of the potters workshops such as Jill Crowley. At the time she lived in one house and used the house next door as her workshop. We also visited Alan Caiger-Smith at his Aldermaston pottery which was fascinating watching the process of firing lusters. We were also privileged to meet Ewen Henderson at his house in London. Not only seeing his work but also the objects he collected that influenced him.

As a student one of our favourite tutors was Gemma Bontempo. She was just so supportive and always seemed to find a way to get the best out of you.

Full time Ceramics tutors: Sebastian Blackie, Gary Standige, Ron Hackney, Nigel Woods

Technical support:  Duncan Ross, Maggie Zwaan, Liz Try

Part-time tutors/ visiting lecturers (Ceramics & Drawing): Gemma Bontempo, Paul Barron, Henry Hammond, Jill Crowley, Siddig el Nigoumi, Anita Hoy, John Maltby, Jacqueline Poncelet, Takeshi Yasuda, Magdelene Odundo, Henry Pimm, Alan Caiger-Smith, Jane Hamlyn, Peter Smith, Karin Hessenberg, John Ablitt, Rick Launder, Peter Starkey, Ewen Henderson, David Miller, Colin Pearson, Roger Woods , Katrina Evangelidou, Clive Bowen, Steve Jones, Jane Emmerson, Linda Gun-Russell, Ruth Franklin.

This is by all means not the full list of staff that we had and i will add names as my memory allows! I have looked through my old notes and timetables for some of the names to help. All the tutors had a different approach and we had the opportunity to try different styles. We even had a demonstration by Peter Smith who mixed concrete in with the clay so that no firing was required which was a way to get us to think out of the box.

 Other tutors/ staff: Ian Dumelow, Ray Flavel, Stephen Proctor.

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2 Responses to WSCAD Farnham staff

  1. rob Turner says:

    Hi I was a technician in ceramics for a while before moving to Fine Art. Great place to work, finally left I 2006 after 25 years.
    Rob (Bob) Turner

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