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 more than nine years ago. Jo has a wealth of experience in wheel throwing, mould making and glaze experimentation, plus much, much more, and also creates her own line of bespoke homewares under the brand Lillypilly Pottery. @lillypillypottery on Instagram.

You can find Jo in the Sajo studio on most days usually chatting with everyone and drinking coffee (or red wine in the evening!) when she's not attending markets or chasing after her angelic granddaughter. Jo also likes to shop and is a self professed shopaholic always finding something new to add to the studio or her home.

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, and shares her work on Instagram @georgiesartonclay

Georgie can be found out the back in the manufacturing department at Sajo in charge of slip casting, mould making, and kiln management, and can often be heard belting out the words to her favourite songs on the radio. She is also our resident handbuilding expert and is beloved by her regular Monday night students who rely on her skill, patience, and passion.

Tahlia Diaz

Ceramic Artist/Studio Assistant

Tahlia first joined SaJo during an internship while she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics) at RMIT University; and after graduation, we knew we couldn't let her go!
Tahlia is often busy out the back with slip casting, manufacturing, and kiln management, but also steps in to teach at the wheel.
She has been developing her own range of work and style, started selling her creations at markets, and hopes to explore her passion for Japanese ceramics in future. You can see her beautiful creations on Instagram @tahliadiaz.pottery

Bryony Stringer

Admin & Studio Assistant

Many people have interacted with Bryony via phone or email - through which she is famous for her polite and professional tone - but don't realise she is tucked away working out the back of the studio. From managing orders, stock & dispatch, to a broad range of admin tasks, and increasing responsibilities with the website and social media, Bryony is always busy with something different.

Bryony is a multidisciplinary artist with a Bachelor in Fine Art (Painting) from RMIT and Masters in Design for Live Performance (Set & Costume Design) from VCA. Her interest in pottery did not get enough attention during her bachelors and was thankfully rekindled after she joined SaJo, and she is now hoping to combine ceramics with her love of bees and beekeeping, and gothic, dark styles.

Amy Bailey

Amy Bailey

Part-time Admin Assistant/Potter

Amy began as a student at Sajo and has been potting for about the last 7 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, she has a love of sewing and reading almost anything she can get her hands on.