about the artist

tunde akinniranye

tunde akiniranye
tunde akinniranye's work is rooted in traditional and contemporary artistic expressions, exploring media ranging from thrown pieces, slab work, coil and more recently installation.
with a degree in Industrial Design, specialising in Ceramics from Nigeria’s foremost art institution, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1986.
in the course of a successful and long career as a ceramicist and as an art tutor, my art has evolved and articulated a cultural fusion of techniques, ideas, purpose, practice, social experiences and a multitude of new creative and cultural impulses. More recently the fusion of tradition and Modern into the creation of KORA.
for over ten yeas, adult education and teaching mixed abilities students vocational and non-vocational courses as well as business enterprise opportunities has been the primary area of excellence.

for many years, tado ceramics studio continues to excel at providing family learning provision, teaching young adults both in custody and in the community, delivering inclusive provision for both mainstream learners as well as provision for excluded children

tado ceramic studios teaches art and ceramics to a mixed ability groups of learners. we plan and deliver a quality learning programme based on individual student needs, abilities, background and experience.

having gained and developed a variety of teaching methods and strategies to enable learners to maximise their potential and develop confidence in their ability to learn independently and in a group over the years, including extensive experience gained from exhibitions in various galleries and art centres, we continue to transform our students into ceramic artists.

  • 2006 PGCE Institute of Education, London
  • 2004 to present Centre Director of tado ceramics Studio
  • 2004 to present Course Director at HMP Wandsworth Prison
  • 2001 City & Guilds 7307 stages 1 & 2
  • 1999 – 2004 Teaching Art/Ceramics with Amersham & Wycombe College
  • 1994 Attended business planning training course with Barford Enterprise Training Programme
  • 1992 Attended evening course in Computer Appreciation at the University of North London
  • 1992 -1998 Freelance Studio Potter at Heritage Ceramics
  • 1991 Attended City University for Extended Degree Programme in Ceramics
  • 1986 Completed BA Degree in Industrial Design at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, specialising in Ceramics
"I am also aware that students as adults have different ways of learning depending on their particular aptitudes and experience and that in order to encourage them to learn it takes an investment of time and emotion"

artist comment

the joy of working with clay as a creative medium is the most intriguing and satisfying experience any creative soul can experience.

it allows total expressive control of the medium. The aesthetic surprises it produces once subjected to glazing still continue to astound

explore tado studios

successfully engaging hard to reach learners

delivering inclusive provision for both mainstream learners as well as provision for excluded children
students student

engagement has been the strength of the accredited courses we run

tado ceramics has been involved in different workshops for many years and has well established relations with the local authority and many arts organisations and artists.