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! To purchase works by our talented team, head to the Sajo Made page.

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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

Potter/Teacher

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.

 

Eddie Mavracic

Ceramic Artist/Teacher

Eddie is a ceramic artist and teacher at Sajo. Eddie attends regular markets around Victoria with his functional and sculptural pieces. Eddie studied the Diploma of Ceramics at Holmesglen Tafe and has been a practicing ceramicist for over 25 years. 

In his down time (he doesn't have much) Eddie likes coffee, fine dining, coffee, has a love of, horses, coffee, and horror movies, as well as a secret love of Karaoke (Shhh don't tell anyone!) Oh and did I mention he loves COFFEE!

 

Wendy Toohey

Volunteer

Wendy has been an integral part of the Sajo family for the past seven years. Wendy loves experimenting with different glaze finishes on her own work and is an expert in sanding and finishing the greenware needed for many of our wholesale customers. You'll find her working away in the studio with a cuppa in hand and sanding disc in the other.

Wendy has a very loving family and spends time with them and in her amazing garden. (That is when she's not taking part in her other favorite pass time, shopping online.)

 

Georgie Waldron

Ceramic Artist/Studio Assistant

A chef by trade, 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 mold making and can often be heard belting out the words to her favorite 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.