Meet Our Team
Kimberly has been working with kids for the last ten years and has been with RAW since 2018. While she loves all things creative, her favorite projects involve combining multiple materials to create mixed media pieces. She is constantly brainstorming new ideas to help kids explore their creativity in fun and unique ways.
Emigrating from Hong Kong when she was two, Yatsze grew up in San Francisco, getting her BA at SF State before getting a BFA in Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She worked in the video and computer game industry on such titles as Half-Life, Lord of the Rings Online, and Dungeons & Dragons Online, as well as many educational titles. Yatsze is a portrait artist, more info at www.yatsze.com, and a newly published children’s book illustrator, book site at https://stacyanneffs.xyz. A mother of three, she discovered a love of teaching art as a docent in her daughters’ schools. Yatsze enjoys road trips, backroad diners, yard sales, and spending time with family and friends.
John MaselloJohn Masello is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures and collages primarily with plastic, ceramic, and fabrics. John joined the R.A.W. team in early 2021, and has been teaching clay classes at different studios and schools for the past four years.
Annie Reierson has been teaching for four years and is currently attending Seattle University studying visual art. Her favorite part of teaching art is empowering her students to use their artistic skills to express themselves. She grew up in Redmond, and loves being able to give back to the community that helped foster her own love of art. When Annie is not teaching at Redmond Art Works she loves taking photographs, playing guitar, and reading.
Su LaingSu has been a Visual Arts instructor for 25 years. Her eclectic background includes working for Marvel Comics, toy design for McFarlane Toys and craft kit development for popular brands found in Michael’s, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby. She loves to draw, paint, sculpt and get her hands dirty in the studio as much as possible!
Born to create, I have been playing with clay since I was five and would spend countless hours in the backyard digging it up, mixing it with water, and decorating it with flowers. After that, all paths led back to art, and those around me recognized my passion long before I would claim it. I formally launched an art career in 2009 when I noticed that the students in my children’s classes slowly lost color and emphasis in their art, going from full color, edge to edge drawing in kindergarten to barely visible pencil drawings in 5th grade. Art is a path to our souls; it expresses our inner works, brings us peace, and helps us connect to others. I invite you to join me on this amazing journey. My education includes degrees in Sociology and Art, and I will begin a master’s degree in art therapy this fall. In my spare time, I love to read, camp, and spend time with my family.
Kaitlyn MalcolmKaitlyn Malcolm is our Studio Manager. She is a Seattle native and loves to spend time with her 3 dogs Zeuz, Hercules and Rufus, cook delicious food, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. Her favorite art medium is watercolor, and she absolutely loves seeing all your smiling faces every day!
Chelsea ShermanChelsea founded the studio in 2017 with the dream of creating a space for our community to gather together and make art - a combination of her love and study of functional pottery and elementary teaching education Redmond Art Works was born. When Chelsea’s not at the studio she is busy chasing around her 18 month year old daughters and her dog, Clay.
Clay ShermanOur resident art expert and overseer of all the creativity happening each day in the studio. Clay takes his job very seriously and loves supporting students through their creative endeavors with frequent snuggle breaks, comedic brain breaks, and puppy kisses. When Clay is not in studio, he enjoys chasing the ball, taking long upside down naps, and playing with his little sisters.
Some Kind Words
Since we opened our doors in 2017 we've had the opportunity to help many students express themselves creatively. We are delighted to share some of the feedback below.