WAITHIRA  CHEGE, Curriculum Vitae

email: glaze (at) | twitter: @waithirachege
Nairobi, Kenya


To inspire the world with my passion for Ceramics & Pottery by creating beautiful works of art in addition to teaching beginners how to bring out their natural creative potentials.

Education & Professional Development

Professional Experience

  • Freelance Artist / Instructor (2011 – present)
    – participate in various exhibitions and yearly craft fairs while teaching pottery lessons.
  • Supervisor/Ceramics Instructor (2000 – 2011)
    Kenya Weaverbird Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya
    Summary: Oversaw the development of a wide range of ceramic products that are sold at Spinners Web Kenya and to clients primarily in the Food & Beverage and Hotel industries. In addition, I taught courses in Pottery to children and adults.
  • Ceramics Apprenticeships, United Kingdom (1989)
    Summary: Worked under the supervision of the following professional ceramicists:
    Ray FinchWinchcombe Pottery
    Jane Hamlyn – Yorkshire
    – Robin Waln Pottery – East Anglia
    David Lloyd Jones – York
  • Ceramics Instructor (1980 – 1999)
    Greenacres School, Nairobi, Kenya
    Summary: Taught pottery to students while developing my own work which also included time off for educational pursuits abroad.

Art Travel

I was fortunate to have visited the following world-renowned artists to see their work and to gain further insights:


  • Expressions, Village Market, Nairobi – Oct 13-16, 2016
  • Awakening, Village Market, Nairobi – Nov 2011
  • Light & Form, Village Market, Nairobi – May 2000
  • Five Solo Exhibitions, Nairobi
    Exhibited my artwork in 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, and 1996. The 1996 Exhibition was featured on the Television magazine program, Maisha Arts.
  • Group Exhibition, British Council, Nairobi – 1992
  • The Art Affair group exhibition, British Council, Nairobi  – 1988

Interests & Activities

I enjoy:

  • Playing squash, swimming, and other sports
  • Traveling to meet and share information with various artists from around the world (ie. Japan, UK, France, Italy, Holland, Canada, Belgium, Tanzania).
  • Wildlife expeditions, reading, and listening to a wide variety of music.
  • For relaxation, I enjoy long, peaceful walks.



* A photo from an article in Travel News Magazine (now merged with Twende Magazine) in 2007

Waithira Chege in Travel News Magazine article - 2007