Who we are - ClayPlay Northern Suburbs Staff

Who we are


Daryl 2016

Daryl Newton

Director of Clay Play Northern Suburbs, Teacher

Daryl holds a Senior Primary Teachers Diploma from CTTC as well as a Pre-primary Diploma from Unisa. In 1990 she studied ceramics under Michelle Havlik. She has taught for 30 years.

Daryl loves the essence of children! She inspires children’s imaginations through interactive storytelling and problem solving. As the project evolves she encourages them to think creatively, to see it in their mind’s eye, and then to match it with reality. Daryl is fluent in English and Afrikaans, thus Northern Suburbs classes are fully bilingual.


I am passionate about storytelling which sets the scene for every pottery lesson. When a child says “tell me that story again” you know that it has struck a cord with their experience, giving them that “at home” feeling. When a child feels “at home” they are safe to create!


Northern Suburbs Team:

lindie-2020Lindie Otto

Lindie’s experience as a teacher, facilitator and tutor helps the children build confidence in their ability to achieve. “Possibilities are endless and anything is possible.”

 

christelle-2020Christelle Fourie

30 years experience  teaching gr R up to Gr 8. Art is my passion and favourite subject. To teach a child to discover their creativity is my focus at Clay Play.

wendy-2020Wendy Gardiner

Enthusiastic, energetic Classroom assistant. A highly valued member of the team.

kelley-2020Kelly

As a Studio & Class Assistant Kelly brings her kindness and humour to our daily operations. Our chief glazer and best all rounder.

tish-2020Tish Markoter

She love all things creative, and strives to leave a positive footprint on all situations she encounters daily. B.A. Fine Art (Wits University), B.A. General (Unisa)

 

jade-2020

Jade Fortuin

Is our girl Friday in the
Studio. She is a gentle, softly spoken classroom
assistant. An asset to the team.

megan-2020Megan Smith

Teacher, Assistant and Administrator.
Currently a part-time B.ED Foundation Phase (UNISA) student. A friendly, organised member of the team who will happily answer your queries via email.

 

Together we celebrate children’s differences and appreciate their unique personalities.

Thank you for your support over the past 19 years – as of 2020 Clay Play South school classes have now closed.

From left: Naomi Duncan, Lorraine Hartopp, Judy Sackim, Vuyiseko Matutu, Michael Rushby, Nwabisa Matutu, Paula de Wet, Michelle Potterton, Martha Morgan, Janet Muller, Sharon Haynes, Thumeka Tsawe Mandla

From left: Naomi Duncan, Lorraine Hartopp, Judy Sackim, Vuyiseko Matutu, Michael Rushby, Nwabisa Matutu, Paula de Wet, Michelle Potterton, Martha Morgan, Janet Muller, Sharon Haynes, Thumeka Tsawe Mandla

Above: Clay Play South Staff at our closing year-end picnic on 6th December 2019, celebrating 19

years of building confidence through creating! We are proud to have provided a nurturing, engaging

environment for students and staff to understand their value and be empowered through clayhandwork skills to grow in confidence as both individuals and creators.

Grateful for the opportunity and the years of support – thank you!