Tutor Profiles

Image of tutor Astrid Mahrer

After college I set up my studio on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham and launched my Jewellery collections at the Chelsea Craft Fair. I sold my work at Harvey Nichols, Barneys NY &Tokyo, through Galleries and shops in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Australia, various craft fairs and open studios. I have been teaching Jewellery Making and Design at RACC since 1996.

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Image of Tutor Charlotte Stockley

Charlotte tutors all levels ceramics for adults at various local authorities in South West London and Surrey. From one-day taster classes and master classes through to term long sessions, she specialises in thrown porcelain tableware and surface print design.

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Emma Johnstone - Ceramics Tutor

I first learned the ancient Japanese technique of raku – 楽, meaning enjoyable, comfort, ease – in Jerusalem. I fell in love with its technical demands and aesthetic intensity, and have been on a journey into its possibilities ever since. My work explores the tension between this dramatic, intense, and fast firing technique and the aesthetic possibilities of elemental qualities and shapes.

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Image of tutor Francis Bowyer

Francis taught previously at The Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Academy Schools. He is a member of the New English Art Club and has been teaching at RACC for over 15 years.

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Image of tutor Glynis Porter

I have been printmaking since studying at St Martins School of Art, and recently gained an MA at Brighton University. I have worked in illustration and design, and teaching, and now work as a printmaker. At RACC I have taught printmaking, papermaking, illustration and painting, and on the BTEC and Access courses.

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Image of tutor Kirsty Brooks

Kirsty studied glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked for a range of London art consultants, galleries and glass studios. She teaches on a range of courses at RACC and spends the rest of her time creating glass artworks for architecture.

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image of tutor Linda Griffiths

I have studied ceramics since 1989 and majored in ceramics for my degree. I also studied mosaics and photography during my degree. I started working for RACC in 1998, teaching Pottery for the Family for a number of years before moving on to teach adults only in evening classes in 2003. I also work extensively in the community and run art workshops in community centres and care homes – sheltered, residential and extra care – teaching ceramics, mosaics, painting and other crafts.

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Image of tutor Marie-Christine Livage

Marie-Christine is a tutor in Restoration of Oil Paintings and Freelance Easel Paintings Conservator-Restorer.

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Image of tutor Meg Green

Meg combines traditional binding methods with an innovative approach to materials and techniques. Commissions include artist collaborations, unique volumes, limited editions, commercial editions, repairs and reconstructions. Meg holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Book Arts and Printmak ing. She's been teaching Book Arts and bookbinding since 1996 and her original works have exhibited and sold in Montreal, New York and London

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Image of tutor Silvia Sacrestano

I am an Italian fashion print designer graduated from Central Saint Martins in year 2000. Since then I have been working as a freelance artist for fashion, community projects, museums and academic schools.

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