Tutors and Staff

Putney School of Art & Design Tutors and Staff


The Tutors of Putney School of Art & Design (PSAD) are practicing artists and professional teachers with a variety of specialties.  Our Technicians and Staff are highly skilled with years of practice.  You will find both Tutors and Staff knowledgable and friendly.  PSAD would like to introduce you to the tutors and staff.  Please click on a picture below to find out more about some of the people who make PSAD a great place to spend time and learn traditional and modern art skills.





Liz Elmhirst

Painter and Printmaker

Liz is based in London and teaches drawing and watercolour at Putney School of Art and Design as well as producing her own work.

Liz is both prolific and skilful in many mediums, including printing and in particular etching, as well as watercolours and drawing. Liz has had experience of making ceramics and is particularly inspired by ceramics from Africa and China.

Brought up on the family farm in Yorkshire Liz developed keen observational skills and a natural affinity with the landscape, nature and wildlife. Inspired by the numerous places she visits, including France, Italy and Cornwall, Liz works in situ, giving an immediacy and freedom to her interpretation of the varied architecture, land and seascapes in her art.

Liz has exhibited widely, especially in London, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery Open and the Mall Gallery. She has also had many solo Exhibitions including one at the National Theatre and two at The Museum of Garden History in Lambeth.

Adele Wagstaff


Portrait and Life Drawing Tutor


Adele trained at Newcastle University and the Slade School of Fine Art and she continues to focus on working from the human figure,

portrait and still life. She has taught in Belgium, Germany, Italy and throughout the UK including Putney School of Art and Design,

Slade School of Fine Art and Royal Academy of Arts. Adele has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the BP Portrait Award,

and her work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, Discerning Eye, Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Society

of Portrait Painters. Adele has published two books: Painting Still Life in Oils (2012) and Painting the Nude (2015), both published by the Crowood Press.


Bea Haines

Etching Tutor


Inspired by encounters between forensic science and the domestic environment, Bea’s practice explores our relationship with everyday

objects and the insight these give into human desire, fear and mortality. She is particularly interested in the human trace. Bea teaches

Etching at Putney School of Art but is a multi-disciplinary artist who also makes sculptures, drawings, installation etc. She graduated from

the Royal College of Art in 2010 and was a Fellow at the Royal Academy between 2012 and 2016.



photographer as Oliver Holms

Chud Clowes




Chud is a printmaker and potter. Her etching practice deals with the themes of migration and immigration. Chud is inspired by the themes of

globalisation and the refugee crisis. she uses chine colle and ‘salt bite’ in her etchings and is inspired by drawings and objects from the

British Museum Ethnographic collection. She is also interested in collaging with her etchings and making artists books.

Chud won the Griffin Art Prize in 2014 this resulted in a solo show called ‘ White City’.

Chud has also had recent shows at Imperial College and at ‘Division of Labour’ gallery and is currently working hard for a new solo show in the summer of 2017.


Glynis Porter


Printmaker and Screenprinting Tutor


Glynis teaches Screenprinting at PSAD, and mixed Printmaking Masterclasses at Richmond Adult & Community College.


She studied at St Martin’s School of Art (BA(hons)), University of London, Goldsmiths’ College (PGTC),

and has an MA in Printmaking from the University of Brighton.


She won the RE Gwen May Student Prize in 2010


Exhibitions include:

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The London Group Open Exhibition

Mall Galleries

RE Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery

UWE Centre for Fine Print Research

Printmakers Council


Her work is held in V&A Prints Portfolio and in private collections.

Jan Malaszek


Painting and Drawing Tutor


Jan teaches painting and drawing classes from beginners to intermediate & all levels, including a life class.

He has a longstanding interest in the history and theories of art and has been teaching the contextual studies units

on the two year Diploma in Art & Design (as well as being lead tutor). He also teaches occasional short courses in art history.

Jan is a practising artist working mainly with painting and occasionally printmaking.


Jan has an MA in printmaking from Camberwell College of art and a teaching qualification 

(PGCE) from University of Greenwich. His BA was in Fine Art – painting, from Maidstone College of Art.

Jane Porter


Author and Illustrator

Jane Porter is an author and illustrator working for a range of clients including Walker Books, Orion, Otter Barry Books,

Historic Royal Palaces, the V&A, the Southbank Centre, the National Trust and many more. Her new picture book,

‘Pink Lion’, publishes in July 2017 with Walker.


Jane teaches the Wednesday evening ‘Introduction to Illustration’ as well as the Friday morning ‘Advanced Book Illustration’

class at Putney School of Art & Design, with Zehra Hicks. She is also currently working on a graphic novel inspired by her experience volunteering with the Wandle Trust.

Simon Burder


Lithography Tutor

Simon studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and lithography at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

He has taught printmaking and lithography for many years at art schools, adult education colleges and independent

community print workshops, including his stone lithography studio at Oaks Park.  His lithographs have been exhibited nationally

and internationally, including at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the International Lithography Symposium, Tidaholm, Sweden.

He teaches the Lithography courses at Putney School of Art.


Regina Heinz


Ceramic Sculptures Tutor


Regina Heinz is known internationally for her tactile ceramic sculptures with highly distinctive abstract designs.

Born in Austria, Regina Heinz studied Fine Art and Ceramics in Vienna, Geneva and London, where she has lived and worked since 1989.

Her three-dimensional feature walls, created for the world of interiors, are highly sought after for corporate and private spaces.

She has lectured worldwide including the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Her award–winning work is represented in museum-collections around the world such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge,

the Centre of Ceramic Art in York and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Gifu, Japan.

Gavin Maughfling


Oil Painting, Experimental Media and Diploma Tutor


Gavin trained at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford and the University of East London.

Recent exhibtions include Mostyn Open (Oriel Mostyn), Ruskin Shorts  (Modern Art Oxford), and Over Time

(University of Greenwich and National Maritime Museum). With DEMprojects co-founder Suzanne de Emmony he

recently co-curated Ghost on the Wire (Bermondsey Project Space London and Objectifs Singapore) and Mysterious

Objects at Noon (Objectifs Singapore and ArtLacuna London). Residencies include the British Embassy Luxembourg.

His work is held in the National Government Art Collection.

At PSAD Gavin teaches courses in Oil Painting (at Intermediate and Advanced levels) and Experimental Media. These are project-based courses, combining technical expertise with the development of students’ personal language. He also teaches students on the part-time Diploma, as a part of their modular option. He is visiting lecturer at the University of Leeds and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.


Jaco Nel

Qualified Horticulturist with a Masters in Landscape Architecture

Jaco Nel is a qualified Horticulturist with a Masters in Landscape Architecture.  He has extensive experience in both plants, gardens and public realm design and has worked on various historic restoration and public realm projects world wide including the UK, South Africa, Syria, France, Dubai and South Korea.  Throughout his career he has been involved with and trained in a diverse number of Arts and craft disciplines  including (but not limited to) botanical illustration , Ceramics (thrown and built ware including Raku using Porcelain and Stoneware) as well as etching and screen printing. He has been working as a full time artist since 2012.  He also do part time work identifying plants, giving horticultural advice as well as teaching Botanical illustration and Garden design at Putney School of Art and Design.