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Where Master Potters and Business Education Meet

Where Master Potters and Business Education Meet

When Alan Burgess created North Island College’s Professional Potter advanced diploma he wanted to solve a problem.

“I saw a need for a professional program,” said Burgess, an internationally recognized potter who has taught ceramics for 40 years. “I was organizing an exhibit for up-and-coming potters at the Fired Up! Arts show and found many highly recommended degree graduates who produced very nice work but weren’t practicing. They didn’t have studios and couldn’t make a living from their work even though it was their dream. I thought, we’ve got to fix that.”

Starting this May, the college is accepting its first students into the Professional Potter advanced diploma – a comprehensive program for accomplished students who want to build their technical, production, and business skills.

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North Island College
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