Tutors and Staff



Below is a gallery of all the tutors at Putney School of Art & Design, for further information about each tutor please scroll down and click on their names.







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.








Enable’s Head of Putney School of Art and Design Charlie Catling spent his first two years of life in Nicosia, Cyprus, before being brought up in Oxford until 1976. He was educated at St Edwards School – the same one as Jack, albeit at different times. His BA in English Literature and MA in Theatre Studies stood him in good stead for his future career: working at the Metropolitan Centre Theatre in Boston, USA, and the Almeida and Tricycle Theatres in London. Before being appointed as head of Putney School of Art and Design, Charlie led the arts team, long before the days when they were based in Battersea Park. Naturally, his interests include Greek culture, the arts and travel, as well and food and drink. Charlie’s married with three children and lives in Kent.