Meet The Team

Sajo Ceramics has a friendly and helpful team of potters and ceramicists. Meet the people that make the Sajo studio such a great place to get creative! 



Joanne Maggs

Owner/Manager, Ceramic Artist/Potter,General Dogs Body, Amazing Listener, Amateur Comedian LOL

Jo has been running Sajo Ceramics from its inception nine years ago. Jo has a wealth of experience in wheel throwing, mould making and glaze experimentation to name a few and also creates bespoke homewares under the brand Lillypilly Pottery.

You can find Jo in the Sajo studio on most days usually chatting with everyone and drinking coffee (or red wine - Tuesday nights social group only!) when she's not attending markets or spending time in Artocracy, a co-op of Melbourne Artists in Sydney Rd Brunswick. Jo also likes to shop and is a self professed shopaholic always finding something new to add to the studio or her home.


Peter McGough


Peter has a wealth of knowledge in the industry with a Diploma of Ceramic Arts from Box Hill Tafe and a Fine Art Degree specializing in Ceramics at Edith Cowan University WA. Peter has been teaching at Sajo since January 2019 and is loved by students and staff alike.

In his spare time (Hahaha) Peter is a bit of a pyromaniac and avid gardner, setting fires in his backyard (in a safe and contained manner) where he wood fires some of his pots and fills them with his hand grown plants to create one off pieces that would suit any home or office.


Georgie Waldron

Ceramic Artist/Studio Assistant

Georgie fell in love with ceramics 20 years ago when she took a class at her local community arts centre. She loves painting geometric artworks onto her handmade pieces. Georgie creates anything from wall hangings and platters to tables and everything in between. 

Georgie can be found out the back in the manufacturing department at Sajo in charge of slip casting and mould making and can often be heard belting out the words to her favourite songs on the radio.


Cathy Dibley

Sculptor/Studio Assistant

Cathy has been with Sajo for around eight years and is a dedicated sculptor in various mediums including ceramics. Cathy is an integral part of the team assisting in slip casting, glaze making and general studio work.

Cathy also has a passionate love of animals and has a menagerie of her own including a thriving bee hive.


 Amy Bailey

Amy Bailey

Part-time Admin Assistant/Potter

Amy began as a student at Sajo and has been potting for about the last 6 years, Amy can be found in the studio on most Saturdays and assists in the day to day running of the studio taking care of stock levels and general studio admin as well as assisting in teaching the beginners on the wheel.

When not at Sajo or her regular 9 to 5 job at ARB (you would never had guessed would you???) she has a love of sewing and reading almost anything she can get her hands on.


Sarah Simmonds - Staff Member

Sarah Simmonds

Admin & Studio Assistant

When she's not running around after a toddler, running an electrical business or studying bookkeeping, you'll find Sarah floating around the studio "wearing many hats". Sarah helps out wherever she's needed, from assisting in classes to dabbling in marketing, admin duties to warehouse responsibilities. Let's just say, she's never bored.

Sarah also still attends classes at Sajo as a student potter... when she can find the time (haha).