Instructors for pottery classes at Parkland Potters Guild

Current Instructors

Clarice Cameron instructs adult and teen classes. She has been a member of the guild since since 2009. She studied at the Alberta College of Art, taken numerous workshops at Red Deer College, as well as classes and workshops at Parkland Potters Guild.

Marian Majeau joined the guild in 1977 (one year after PPG incorporated as a Society.) She started taking pottery in the early 1970s at the YWCA. She went on to take classes at the  University of Alberta with Nuboro Kubo, Jack Forbes, and Jane Van Alderwagen.  Marian has taught classes for many years at the guild.

Tracie Mandreck  instructs adult beginner/intermediate courses. Tracie has been a member of the guild since 1979. She studied with Noboru Kubo, Randy Worsley, Gary Williams, Les Manning, Don Wells, Sharron Foster Moore, and other Parkland Pottery Guild members, plus she gives special thanks to Mother Nature whose lessons she finds unexpected and richly rewarding.

Janel Padberg took several years of lessons with founding Parkland Potters Guild member Don Chambers.  She joined the guild as a member in 2008. Since then she has taken many courses at the Parkland Potters Guild, as well as several at other guilds in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Her functional pottery style continues to grow and evolve as she grows and learns.   She  is super excited to share her knowledge and passion for clay in its functional form.

Brenda Wylie instructs the children’s class. She has been a member of the guild since 2014. She is a prolific potter and has explored both functional and decorative pottery forms.

Previous Instructors

Jackie Billow instructs children’s classes. Jackie is a long-time member of the guild and currently is the creator of amazing whimsical castles and fairy houses.

Jan Haines instructs adult beginner/intermediate classes . A member since 1976, Jan studied with Parkland Potters Guild, The Multicultural Center, Allied Arts Council, Red Deer College and Alberta Craft Council as well as in Jingdezhen, China and with the Australia National University.

Bevan Janzen teaches teen classes. Bevan Joined the guild in 2012. He has studied with Tracie Mandreck, Clarice Cameron, Jeanette Wright, and Janel Padberg.

Jody Kyfiuk teaches teen classes. Jody has been a member of the guild since 2003. She studied at Red Deer College and at the Parkland Potters Guild with Tammy Parks-Legge, Jan Haines, Carol Hartwell, Jeannette Wright, Lynette Lukay, and Bob Ford.

Jeannette Wright instructs adult beginner/intermediate courses. Jeannette has been a member of the guild since 2002. She studied with the Edmonton Potters Guild for 15 years before coming to the Parkland Potters Guild.