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Hi, I am a Hongkonger, and started to learn pottery 2 years ago, I found that I love it very much, recently, I am thinking to spend more time in pottery and set up my own studio, however, my technique is not enough to be a full time artist and I am 35 years old now, is it too old to start my career in this industry?

And I would like to learn more about the technique of kiln building and using underglaze, would you advise me which college is good in such skill?

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You are not even close to being too old to start! You have at least 40 years ahead of you to learn about clay.

You say you are a Hong Konger, but don't say where you live right now, so it's hard to recommend a place to study.

 

Hi Chris, thanks! I am loving in hongkong! i am fine to study aboard. But If you can recommend me a place in asia, it will be much appreciated!

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Keeping to a bit close to home for you...... if you are OK with Japan..... Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) is the best art school in Japan and has a very fine ceramics department. VERY tough to get into, though....one of the toughest colleges (of any type) in all of Japan. You'll need some good academic grades to get in I am sure.

 

 

http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/

 

 

best,

 

..............john

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NEVER TOO OLD! I suggest taking more classes at places like Arrowmont, Penland or Haystack or other craft schools that have some of the best in the field teaching intensive study two week workshops. There are many many different ways to obtain more knowledge and experience. Of course a great way to advance quickly is to be an apprentice or go to a university and obtain a degree in art/ceramics. 35 is not that old. Many people I know here in the USA have started out much later in life and some are the top in their field. Charity Davis is a great example of a potter who started later in life. Nothing beats hard work and a constant work ethic but a good mentor who can teach you is invaluable. Good luck!

 

Hi, I am a Hongkonger, and started to learn pottery 2 years ago, I found that I love it very much, recently, I am thinking to spend more time in pottery and set up my own studio, however, my technique is not enough to be a full time artist and I am 35 years old now, is it too old to start my career in this industry?

And I would like to learn more about the technique of kiln building and using underglaze, would you advise me which college is good in such skill?

 

 

 

 

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