Meet our Masters

Meet our Sydney based Masters! Use the map below to find a Master near you or if you prefer, use the list further down the page.
Contact any of our Masters to start a conversation about learning the skill you need for your hobby.

Ana P. (Cooking)

Andrew (Woodwork)

Annie S. (Cooking)

Claypool (Pottery)

Harriet (Pottery)

Hayden (Pottery)

Juhi (Cooking)

Kevin (Woodwork)

Kristen (Woodwork)

Leanne (Pottery)

Marion (Pottery)

Nathan (Woodwork)

Roy (Pottery)

Rupert (Woodwork)

Samantha (Pottery)

Steve (Woodwork)

The Bower (Woodwork)

Yegana (Pottery)

Wayne (Woodwork)

Michael (Cooking)

Joseph (Pottery)


Stuart (Woodwork)

Nikos (Cooking)

Gabriella (Cooking)


Use the list below to learn a little about each of our Masters.
The list can be filtered by selecting an option below.

Ana P.

Private On Request Cooking Lesson – $22.50/hr
I love to cook and bake. I use my science and commercial cookery background to explain (to anyone who’s listening!) the science behind cooking delicious dishes. I love sharing my cooking skills with others and am always on the hunt for new, clever techniques.
My current passion is sourdough making- no more bread buying for me! Trying a new combination of flavours each week is very satisfying. Happy cooking everyone!

Andrew Pinnock

Workshop Space & Assistance – $35/hr
I am a Fine Furniture maker and designer, based in Smithfield, NSW. I am a traditionally trained artisan, having served my apprenticeship at the world-renowned cabinet-makers, Restall Brown & Clennell, Lewes, Sussex, UK.

Annie S.

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In 2016, I established my own business “Annie Makes Cakes” to execute my cake ideas and concepts, with hopes in expanding the brand nationally and internationally. My passion for art and Australian-Chinese heritage is what motivates me to create heart-warming desserts that marry various concoctions of flavours, textures and style.


Private On Request Pottery Lesson – $60/hr
Numerous Pottery Courses
Run by Cherie, Brett & Sally, Claypool is a community of like-minded people and a centre for creative energy.

The studio is enriched by the breadth of talent of its members, who enjoy the resources of a productive environment and extensive facilities.

Gabriella M.

Italian Pasta Class (2hr) – $50
I’m Italian and I’m very passionate about sharing the love for genuine and authentic Italian food so after 18 years working in restaurants I started teaching people how to make fresh pasta in the convivial and welcoming kitchen in my own home.


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The Fortynine Studio is made up of designers Ben Elbourne and Harriet Watts.

The Fortynine is an object design studio with a focus on making and materiality. Our work has strong references to the natural Australian landscape and uses local materials. We make objects for everyday use. We aim to foster good local design as an alternative to mass produced, commercial products.

Hayden Youlley

Monthly Slip Casting & Mould Making Courses (2 night) – $175
Hayden Youlley studied a Bachelor of Design at COFA which gave him the opportunity to experiment with various design disciplines and introduced him to ceramics. Things really clicked for Hayden as a designer when he found ceramics in second year because he felt like he’d found a medium that gave him the freedom to create in the moment and the ability to explore whole ideas from start to finish.

Joseph Turrin

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Joseph Turrin is a potter who’s ceramic practice involves experimentation with a variety of form, colour and texture. Turrin’s work ranges from utilitarian tableware, to unique vessels and sculptural pieces all handmade in Sydney, AUS

Juhi K.

Private On Request Cooking Lesson- $37.5/hr
Numerous Vegetarian Cooking Classes
Indian food as it exists in Australia in food courts and restaurants is generally nothing like the food we (Indians) cook and eat at home. A few years ago, people’s perceptions about Indian food made me realise they weren’t aware of what Indian food actually is. This motivated me to share my food culture and journey with others.

Kevin S.
Chester Hill

Bowl Woodturning Class (3hr) – $60
I am the President of the Bankstown Woodturners Association and I have been wood turning for the last 25 years. I look forward to the opportunity to share some of the woodturning skills I have developed over the years with you.

Kristen M.
Manly Vale

Private Design & Make Wooden Furniture Lesson – $60/hr
Hey! Kristen here. I am a furniture designer maker under the alias SneakyB.

I am a trade qualified joiner that loves to make furniture out or recycled/ reclaimed materials. The material I work with is mainly timber but I have made pieces out of metals, concrete and dabble in upholstery as well. The beauty of working with reclaimed materials is that you never know what the piece is going to look like until you are finished, and once completed you have a completely unique product that can never be reproduced.

Leanne Berelowitz
Rose Bay

Private On Request Pottery Lesson – $60/hr
My ceramics education began in Jerusalem where I studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Bezalel Academy, and later completed a Master of Cross-disciplinary art and design at UNSW Art and Design in Sydney. I work with a range of clays, from fine white porcelain to rough dark terracotta, making sculptural vessels inspired by natural and built environments. My pieces are either handbuilt using ribbons of clay, or wheelthrown and hand-altered, with surfaces usually exposing the raw clay or glazed in metallics.

Marion Stehouwer

Group Pottery Classes – $28.30/hr
I’ve been running Something at Mary’s Pottery studio for more than a decade and have taught pottery to thousands of students over that time. I’ve been featured on several television shows and am a member of the acclaimed Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail.

Having studied art therapy my philosophy on teaching pottery is that it should be fun and easy. You can expect humour and laughter at one of my classes. You can also expect a simple step by step approach to learning pottery skills.

Michael Shafran

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I’m the owner of Brooklyn Boy Bagels, Sydney’s (and probably Australia’s) first true artisan New York bagel bakery. I’m a Brooklyn native who arrived in Australia in 2001. Soon after, I began working as a food journalist, and while travelling across the country, I kept searching for real bagels. Eventually, I realised they didn’t exist – what we had here were fluffy “rolls with a hole” – so I decided to make them myself, learning the time-worn traditional methods from my hometown over a dozen years.

Nathan Parker

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Actually located in Sutherland NSW, Nathan Parker is a high school Industrial Arts teacher who is passionate about traditional and contemporary woodworking. He began working with with slab timber when some trees were felled at a friend’s property (in Bungonia) and he was offered the timber.

Bungonia woodcutters now own and operate a small Lucas Mill portable saw mill with slabbing attachment and Nathan has begun teaching classes in slab timber furniture design and construction.

Nikos T.

Mediterranean Cooking Class (2hr) – $50
Hi, my name is Nick and I am a professional chef from Greece. I love cooking and I would like to meet people who loves cooking too. I’d also want to share my knowledge about Greek- Mediterranean cuisine with others.

Roy Chandra

Private On Request Pottery Lesson – $40/hr
I believe in respecting the materials, and utilizing sound technique to create.

​I love traditional Japanese pottery, while at the same time realizing that what is longstanding sometimes has the scope to be reformed. My works are predominantly functional tableware.

Rupert L.
North Narrabeen

Bowl Woodturning Class (3hr) – $60
Sydney Northern Beaches (S.N.B.) Woodturners Inc is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to further the art of woodturning in our community and to support local charities and events.

Samantha Robinson

Group Pottery Classes – $20/hr
After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney Australia and following on with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honors) at Sydney College of the Arts, I established my Sydney based ceramic design studio in 2000.

In the years that followed, I have enjoyed having my designs chosen by many Australian master chefs and culinary providers to showcase their own unique creations. Some of which are Longrain, Pheasant, Miss G , Kylie Kwong, Jamie Oliver and many more.

Steve W.
Sydney Region

On location Pyrography Lesson – $25/hr
At Styro Pyrography we use Australian and recycled timber whenever possible to produce original works of art by burning images onto timber. We like to depict Australian landscapes and forms.

Over recent years Styro Pyrography has been a regular demonstrator at the Sydney and Canberra Working with Timber Show’s and the inaugural Illawarra Festival of Wood 2017.

Stuart Montague

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Stuart Montague has been making furniture for over 30 years, and is a third generation furniture maker. Stuart has a trade background as well as a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tasmania with a major in Design in Wood. This allows him to have a diverse background, from traditional French and English furniture through to contemporary which he has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Stuart is passionate about sharing his skills and experience with others, he does this by running a number of in depth woodworking courses and also providing one on one tuition from the Illawarra Woodwork School.

The Bower Woodworks

Work Bench and Tool Hire – $8/hr
The Bower’s Woodworking Branch | Repairing, Transforming, and Crafting Furniture | Courses available and bench space rented out by the hour.

Wayne Mavin

Workshop Space & Assistance – $55/hr
I started my woodworking career in 1989 on the mid-north coast of New South Wales with an apprenticeship in a small joinery shop.

For more than five years, I worked for the well-respected Sydney firm Fewings Joinery, building joinery and cabinetry. Always having had an interest in stairbuilding and handrailing, I worked for AW Tod Stair & Joinery refining my craft over a similar period of time.

Yegana Jafarova
Crows Nest

Group Pottery Classes – $20/hr
I am a ceramic artist. I own my own studio called Silky Shapes Studio, located in Crows Nest, NSW. I provide regular pottery classes for beginners and experienced potters.