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Jo Raill throwing a mug on the pottery wheel

Jo Raill


Jo was drawn to all things earthy from an early age. She trained as a horticulturist and this early experience with clay carried into her career in art. She graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Diploma in Ceramics in 2007 and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts at Elam in 2016.

Jo is skilled at wheel throwing and a competent hand builder.

Jo is an experienced tutor having taught pottery since 2007 at many venues including Unitec, Auckland Studio Potters and Selwyn College.

Jo also tutors at Auckland Studio Potters and the Clay centre.

Aidan Raill throwing a large vessel on the pottery wheel

Aidan Raill


Aidan completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Unitec in 2014. He majored in painting. After finishing this course he became interested in pottery and went onto do a Diploma in Ceramics.

He is skilled in wheel throwing and a master of surfaces. Aidan has a vast knowledge of glaze application.

Aidan also works as a glaze technician tutors at The Clay Centre.

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