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Kevin Millward

We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Millward has been appointed as Course Director. Kevin has been potting for over forty five years. Following training at art college in the late 60s and early 70s, he spent the next four years working in studios perfecting his production throwing skills before moving on to industry on the technical side. Three years later he set up his first studio and also taught at the local college, which led to thirty five years of teaching at Universities throughout the UK.

Kevin has acquired an unrivalled reputation for his workshops, seminars and demonstrations on all aspects of making for potters groups and suppliers of ceramic materials throughout the UK and Europe. Over the last ten years his great understanding of industrial processes has allowed him to be involved with the design and development of some of the best-selling, industrially produced tableware in Europe and the United States. This has always run parallel to producing his own work that can be found in leading galleries and museum collections as diverse as the Wedgwood Museum and the Japanese Embassy in London.

Almost from the start of his potting career he has been involved in a variety of TV work such as game shows, Time Team, Coronation Street and children’s programs and most recently as the Programme Consultant to ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’. Kevin also regularly contributes to books and articles for ceramics magazines. In 2017, A&C Black will publish his book on Surface Decoration.

Kevin’s expert and supportive one-to-one tuition will be augmented by masterclasses in specialist areas, taught by visiting master potters, alongside the best of contemporary and international makers. We have an amazing list of potters who have offered to pass on their skills and knowledge at the college, including Svend Bayer, Clive Bowan, Magdalene Odundo, Walter Keeler and Takeshi Yasuda.

Ylona Supèr

Ylona has worked for over a decade in Art Business and Exhibitions all over Europe. With a MA in Fine Arts from University Ghent in Belgium, she has worked with several notable artists and designers over the years, helping them with finances, funding, scenography, production and publications.

Ylona was the head of events and exhibitions for DAMN during the Design Biennales in Milan, Cologne, London, Belgium and has a strong experience in business management. She had been working as a dramaturg and writer for Opera and Theatre in Belgium and recently started her first throwing experience.

Jess Slight

Jess recently finished her degree in Illustration in Cardiff, she is born and raised in Stoke though and knows the city and its history very well. She worked in customer service at the potteries earlier and is managing Clay College Social Media for us.

She is happy to help you in our gallery and show you around. You can also contact her for any booking inquiries about our evening classes.

Will Broughton

Will Broughton has many years of educational experience from working as a technical assistant and tutor in pottery and arts at Manchester Metropolitan University, Start in Salford and City College Manchester. With a background in engineering and being a potter himself, he is the right person for our students to teach and help them on anything technical.

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