Our Tutors are all Community Focused and have many years experience working with the public and private sectors.
About Sherry Clay, Hebel & Glass Fusing, Ceramics Classes
Sherry Austin first discovered her interest in art approximately fifteen years ago when visiting her cousin in Canada. She prefers to do portraits, nudes and anything precious to her such as family and pets, and enjoys using pastels and dabbles in acrylics, pencils and charcoal.
Sherry’s first introduction to the medium of clay was at Grafton Artsfest in 2002 where under the tuition of Debbie Gillett, Sherry realized her talent and love for this expressive medium. Enrolment in an Advanced Diploma of Ceramics quickly followed as she became eager to learn as much as possible about working with clay and the various firing techniques, eventually gaining her Diploma of Visual Arts. Working with clay has given her added enthusiasm in her art ventures. Sherry prefers to work in sculptural forms mainly in figures and busts, and always experimenting with finishes. Experimentation in further mediums such as glass and hebel have been the result of skills gained from courses undertaken at various festivals.
Sherry’s community involvement has always been a driving force and she is proud of such achievements as establishing the Art & Pottery Studios at Logan Lea and her involvement in projects such as Community Renewal at Adelaide Circuit Park Beenleigh. Many years of
serving on the LCC RADF Board has been an enriching and learning experience, while employment working with different community centres has been a mix of financial administration and organizing community activities such as BCC Gold, Chill Out, Gold’N’Kids and Krank Holiday activities.Classes for all mediums, abilities and ages are listed on the Calendar. For specialist classes, such as Hebel Carving, large clay sculptures, mould making, slip casting or glass slumping, ring Sherry, and book by appointment.
About Rob Clay, Beading, Jewellery, Glass Fusing Classes
Wednesday mornings our art studio hosts a lesson in drawing and painting skills for beginners and intermediate. Rob has been an artist for over 40years, having started with drawing and oil painting. Adding to her skills through undertaking courses and workshops, Rob now finds her favourite mediums are clay and glass. She also still works in pastels, acrylics, oils and life drawing, and hebel carving when the occasion arises.
Rob has been engaged as a facilitator of numerous workshops for both children and adults in the mediums of clay, glass, beads, acrylics and mixed media. As well as being a regular Krank Facilitator Rob was also involved in the RADF Community Project of The Totem Pole Public Art Work with Sherry, Mary and Sandra along with many of the volunteer assistants who took part in community sessions with them.
Wheel Pottery, Glazing, Sculpture, Sewing
Janet has been involved in the arts since childhood, and after completing her BFA (Hons) at Elam School of Fine Art in Auckland, Janet moved to Australia.
There she began a ceramics internship which developed into teaching pottery to children and adults, as well as managing a busy commercial pottery.
Janet’s interest lies in functional art, in particular pottery, textiles, and woodwork. She is constantly on the hunt for new knowledge and skills, and hopes to be able to sharpen her existing knowledge too.
As a recent addition to the LWCASA team, She’s excited to add to the already vibrant and energetic environment of this community Nonprofit.
Handbuilding, Wheel pottery, Crocheting, Printing
Kylie is an artist with many areas of interest and talent.
She holds Diplomas in Fashion and Visual arts and has extensive experience in photography, sewing, ceramics, screen and intaglio printing.
A Committee member for the Redland Potter’s and Sculptor’s association, Kylie has organised and participated in Raku kiln building, pit firings, and other events with the organisation.
Kylie’s primary interests are in the pottery and textiles media, and her work can be viewed on Instagram and through the RPSA.
We are glad to have her on board as one of our recent facilitators, where she will be a great addition to our talented team.
About Sandra Clay Wheel & Art Classes
Sandra Smith is an accomplished artist in numerous mediums. Having completed her Advanced Diploma in Ceramics, Sandra is a proficient wheel thrower and has taught many potters the techniques to achieve expertly finished bowls and plates. She has been involved in designing and managing many Mural Projects and has amassed quite a portfolio of completed installations. She has been a tutor of all ages and levels, and will be available for classes at Logan West CASA for groups by arrangement only.