Instructors

Use the links below to learn more about Hinckley Pottery's instructors.

Jill Hinckley

Jill

Ann Riley

Ann

Karen Bearman

Karen

Mike Pappas

Mike

Sabri Ben-Achour

Sabri

Sam Gordon

Sam


Sabri Ben-Achour

Sabri Ben-Achour

Sabri started taking pottery classes when he was 12 after his mom signed him up at a small studio in Missouri.  Born in France to parents from Tunisia and New Zealand, he is an avid traveler whose wanderings have taken him to places as varied as Bosnia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

In 2000 Sabri discovered Hinckley Pottery and Hinckley Pottery discovered Sabri. He began first as a student, then joined the studio‚Äôs work-study program and ultimately became an apprentice teacher under Jill Hinckley.  He now teaches the Wednesday evening classes and subs for his fellow instructors. 

At home Sabri always makes room for trying new things with clays and glazes, and has developed his own type of raku firing (the experimenting cost him one of his kilns but luckily not much else). His distinctive work has been featured in craft shows and galleries throughout the Washington area.   

In his other life, Sabri received his Masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and works as a reporter for American University Radio.