Shane Hartdegen

Head of School, Head of Jewellery: Shane Hartdegen

Trade of Precious Metal Working and Mounting including Diamond Mounting, Department of Labour, Pretoria, South Africa. National Higher Diploma: Jewellery Design and Manufacture (Cum Laude), Technikon Kwa-Zulu, South Africa.

Clio Hartdegen

Clio has completed a Diploma in Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Art & Design, majoring in Sculpture/Installation Art as well as completing a year of business at AUT with majoring in Marketing.
Clio works at Hungry Creek Art & Craft School as Administrator and Marketing Coordinator.

Maree Wilson

Art History: Maree Wilson

Maree is a practicing artist who has taught on various visual arts programs for the past 25 years. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland and a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne. Maree exhibits regularly and her work is held in public and private collections.

Stephen Rose

Computer Aided Design (CAD): Stephen Rose

Diploma Art and Craft (Advanced), Hungry Creek Art & Craft School Authorised Rhino 3D instructor. Freelance jewellery designer.

Bridgit Day


BFA, University of Auckland, BLA First Class Honours, Lincoln University, Diploma in Ceramic Arts, Otago Polytechnic.
Bridgit has completed a Diploma in Ceramic Arts. She has been a finalist in the 2017/18 Portage Ceramic Awards, as well as in the Rick Rudd Foundation Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award. Bridgits work continues to explore the vessel as a vessel and simultaneously a figure.

Stuart Shepherd

Sculpture, 3D & Drawing

B.Soc.Sci. Waikato M.Fine Arts. RMIT.
Stuart is a multi-media artist and a curator who focuses on the work of self-taught artists and community contexts.Stuart has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally.

Andrea Daly

Jewellery Design Tutor: Andrea Daly

Andrea is a practicing jeweller who works from her own studio. Bachelor and Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts majoring in Contemporary Jewellery at Sydney College of the Arts. Masters in Philosophy First Class Honors majoring in Art History at Auckland University. Andrea exhibits nationally and internationally and is held in both public and private collections. Andrea has been involved in teaching on numerous night courses, weekend workshops and guest lecturer spots as well as being a lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology, in the Visual Arts Degree Course, until 2004.