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The SPA is a Scottish Charity managed by a committee who are elected each year at our AGM.

All members of the committee are also members of the Charity and volunteer to serve on the committee.

They are also Trustees of the Charity. They are assisted by a number of sub-committees with one or more members each, who carry out specific tasks. These members are not Trustees and do not normally attend committee meetings.

2024 to 2025 Committee

Carl Radford - Chair

I have been potting since 2017, becoming a little obsessed so I am told – you know how it is. I primarily throw functional ware but also do some hand-building too. I have been lucky enough to be mentored by another Scottish Potter and consider myself an amateur in the truest sense of the word. My garage has been converted into a studio space where I have a couple of wheels - electric and a momentum kick wheel along with a gas and an electric kiln. I have sold work via local fairs but mainly via two galleries. I have held posts on SPA as Compliance, Exhibitions and was elected as Chair at the AGM in 2023 – the learning curve keeps getting steeper but we have a great team.

Caroline Gault - Vice Chair & E-Bulletin

Twelve years ago a friend asked me to come along to a ceramics evening class, I jumped at the chance - never got to do clay at school. 17 lessons, a couple of years doing ceramics at my friend’s house and I eventually set up my own studio in the front room of my house.
Once I had the studio there was nothing holding me back. I filled my cupboards and shelves, all family and friends had several pots and my only avenue left was selling through local craft shops. These days I would say I’m a serious hobbyist.
I finally managed to get to a SPA spring gathering in March 2019 and walked away as the social media committee member.



Carol Hiles - Treasurer

I have dabbled in clay for a while, but it's only since retiring and attending a pottery sculpting course that it has become a passion. I joined SPA in 2020 with the aim of going to the spring gathering, but covid put a stop to that. I remained a member as they are such a friendly and welcoming bunch of people.

Kirsty Forsyth - Secretary

When I was a student occupational therapist in the early 80’s I learnt basic hand building techniques and the therapeutic benefits of pottery at Langside College in Glasgow.  Many years later I took classes, learnt to throw on the wheel and found that I wanted to be hands on with clay more often.    
So, in 2015 I retired from the NHS and set up a mini pottery studio in our garage on the beautiful Island of Arran.   I now take part in local craft fairs and am part of a collaborative group of artists and makers on Arran.  I am still learning and developing my skills.   
I joined the SPA as Secretary so that I could use my skills with a vibrant, inspiring group of people who are passionate about pottery.

Roos Eisma - Website

I started pottery classes in 2015 and shortly after I quit my job. I now sell my handbuilt sculptural vessels at ceramics shows and I love my new life!

Rona Slevin - Exhibitions

I studied Art & Design (Ceramics) at Glasgow School of Art from 1979-83. On leaving college I was not able to afford to continue with my ceramics although always kept up with my art doing drawing, painting & glasswork. After a long gap I returned to making ceramics in 2010 and set up a studio with a kiln in the garden at home. In 2022 I retired from a long career in Mental Health Social Work. I am really enjoying the time and space I now have to develop my ceramics. I was previously on the committee as Secretary from 2011-2016. I took on my current role as Exhibitions Coordinator following our Spring gathering in 2023.

Susan Bromiley - Workshops

Connie Robertson - Membership secretary

Brothaigh (Brodie) Russell - Newsletter

Julia Albert-Recht - Social Media

I took up pottery at a local class about five years ago, and quickly became obsessed. Over one summer I went to that studio nearly every day and taught myself how to throw. After about a year when I was sure the obsession wasn’t going to wane, I took the plunge and bought myself a wheel and a small kiln. I am lucky enough to live in an old house which has a solid but small outbuilding which was used for storage. Suffice to say, the stored items have had to find another home as I’ve managed to steal all the space.

Anyway, I’m now working practically full-time making pots and running a small business and it’s such a joy to discover this love late in life. Just not sure how it all happened!

Sub-committee members 2023–24

Clare Parsons - Workshop bookings

Fiona Robertson - Newsletter typesetting

Iain Campbell - Archive