To Teach, To Learn, To Share

Meet Your Instructors

Karina BatesPhoto of Karina and some of her pottery

Karina has been working with clay regularly, since about 2004 and became a member Guild shortly after that.  Studying under Darlene Malcolm-Moran, George Stewart and Scott Walker, amongst others, Karina partipated in the 2016 Creative Directions Mentorship, travelled to Korea for three weeks of intensive study under pottery masters in 2018 and was one of the members selected for the KPG Juried Show held at the Peterborough Art Gallery in the fall of 2018.   You can find examples of Karina’s work on Facebook at Horus Eye Pottery.

Carolyn CiscoCarolyn Cisco

Carolyn started throwing in first year university and found it calming and challenging. After 30 years of teaching dance and phys-ed she is now retired from teaching high school and looking forward to sharing her love of clay with others.  

Check out Carolyn’s Guild Member page and see a selection of her work.


Jacquie Cole

I started pottery in 2014 in sunny Florida. It was supposed to be a “taste of pottery” only but it didn’t end there. I have been practicing pottery now for 9 years and began teaching 7 years ago. Beginning with first year students and moving to advanced students in the past 4 years. In addition, I continue to take pottery lessons both in Florida and back home at KPG. I have been very lucky to have had multi talented teachers and it would be my pleasure to pass along what I have learned so far.


June GoodwinJune demonstrating on the wheel

June has spent most of her life involved in working, teaching and selling in a variety of media. After attending Luton School of Art in the UK, she moved with her husband to Canada and became immersed in the craft community.

June now works solely in clay, teaching children and adults and exhibiting and selling her work.

Visit June’s Guild Member page too see a selection of her work.

Janine Gwendoline-Smith

Janine is a Renaissance Artist, (Polymath), whose passion for Life fuels her boundlessPortrait of Janine
creativity. She pursues excellence in her disciplines of singing, songwriting, art, design,
clay work, poetry, writing, knitting, and T’ai Chi. Janine finds endless inspiration in her love for the Animal Kingdom, wonder of Nature, delight in colour, desire for the
exaltation of Woman, and the exploration of our true spiritual nature. She began training in T’ai Chi in 1974, teaching in 1980. Since relocating from Toronto, Janine now teaches at the Peterborough Sports and Wellness Centre.  As a professional public speaker, Janine has addressed a variety of audiences on the subjects of Spirituality and Fulfilment of Human Potential. She has a background in writing: blogs, articles, ghost writing, children’s stories, as a story contributor to various projects, and as a published poet.  Janine has been writing songs and recording her music since 1979.  Click to hear her current online catalogue.

Janine has extensive professional resumes in acting/performing (stage/film/television/radio recording/commercials/children’s and corporate entertainment), as well as a commissioned and exhibiting artist (recently Janine was one of five local artists to have her work awarded a 5 year exhibit residency at Peterborough Municipal Offices).

Janine finds clay work to be the most organic and serene of all her endeavours; connecting to ancient roots, yet opening to the infinite realm of possibility. As an instructor she relishes sharing this vast exploration with others.

Priya HardingPriya Harding

Priya has worked in both pottery and education since the 1980s. Her home studio, “Windring”, specializes in mid-range porcelain functional ware, and she has given workshops and classes in pottery to young people from 6 to 14.

With 24 years of experience teaching a wide range of subjects in both English and French, Priya continues to enjoy sharing her love of clay and learning.

Priya is teaching our after school sessions.

For more information and to see a selection of her pottery, visit Windring Pottery.

Ann Hobday

Ann taught Secondary School Visual Arts and ceramics for two decades. Since retirement she has switched to hand building in stoneware. She has subsequently volunteered with community non profits to share hand building techniques with adults. Hiking and cycling keeps her grounded and in tune with the earth’s rhythms.  She always looks for ways to incorporate nature themes and motifs in functional slab plates, bowls, bird and toad houses, landscape plaques and jewelry. Currently, she is experimenting with sculptural forms for wind chimes and garden poles. Ceramics and teaching is keeping her excited about life. 

Timothy Laurin

Tim originally graduated from Sheridan College School of Design in 1985 and later earned a Graduate Degree from York University. He has been practicing as a professional craftsperson for more than thirty years and has been teaching part-time for the last two decades at various colleges and universities around Ontario. As a craftsperson, Tim works in several media such as metalsmithing, clay and glass. He has exhibited internationally and is included in numerous permanent collections, most notably the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. His clay works focus on thrown and altered forms with an interest in assemblage.

Jaz Raine

Jaz embarked on their pottery journey in 1999 when their parents enrolled them lessons at the local recreation centre. They returned to clay over and over again through out their teenage years and into their twenties. Apart from those early childhood lessons, Jaz is largely self-taught and draws inspiration from the natural world, their relationships, and the possibilities of turning domestic routine into ritual through functional art.
Jaz is currently a doctoral student at Trent University where they teach in the political studies department. They have experience in accessible learning and teaching, and are excited to support students of all embodiments and identities at KPG.

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