Starting my journey as a potter!
It’s official! I’m one of the chosen interns for the Illyria Pottery Potter-in-Training Programme 2019-2020. So what’s this all about?
Illyria Pottery is a pottery studio and shop in Oxford run by Katie Coston. The internship lasts for 6 months and I will be trained in the operation of a working ceramic studio, learning the craft of clay and gaining experience in art retail. Some of the techniques that I will be learning are wheel-throwing, handbuilding, glazing, decorating, trimming, handle making, joining techniques, teapot construction, kiln loading, reclaiming of clay, raku kiln firing…
It’s going to be my first time playing with clay so I expect a huge learning curve. Time will tell!