The team at The Clay Company is a close knit one – a small group of hand-picked, like minded people who have come together for the love clay! And while our passion for clay is the overriding flavour of the culture of our business, we work hard to ensure we pick individuals who bring a high degree of professionalism and integrity to our environment. Our culture is structured but non-hierarchical, and the environment professional but fun.
Production is done by experienced professional potters whose skill and experience is evident in the standard of work produced by them.
Our regular classes are run by Instructors who have a degree in Fine Arts in ceramics/pottery OR have significant experience as practicing potters. But a degree is not enough to be an instructor at The Clay Company, because in our experience, the best potters/ceramists are not necessarily the best teachers. The most important ‘qualifications’ to be an instructor at The Clay Company, are:
- the patience and generosity to share knowledge and teach, AND
- the skill, ability and desire to unlock the creative potential in each student.
So this is what we look for in each person when we appoint them as instructors in our studios!
Our special interest workshops are often conducted by accomplished artists who have created a name for themselves in the world of art. But again, our aim in each workshop, is to offer our guests an unforgettable and enjoyable learning experience, so we chose our instructors to ensure we can deliver to that lofty goal.