Local potter and trainer, Juliana Inniss, (right) is slated to benefit from a three (3) month residential training programme at Forest Rowe School of Ceramics, United Kingdom.
The BIDC is a solutions-oriented organization working to build bold, innovative, dynamic and creative enterprises. An agency of the Barbados Government, the BIDC’s unique value position is derived from its ability to offer a range of high value business development services while harnessing necessary tools, partnerships and international connections to assist our clients.
Business Development Officer (BDO), Sheena Thorne, is tasked with development of the local craft sector. BDO Thorne is particularly attentive to sustaining indigenous craft disciplines in developing the local craft sector.
Local potter, trainer and businesswoman Ms. Juliana Inniss will be supported by the BIDC in attending the Forest Rowe School of Ceramics in the United Kingdom in order to upskill and discover new techniques and trends in ceramics. The intent is for Ms. Inniss to support knowledge transfer and development for the sector. On her return, Ms.Inniss will instruct a series of workshops to share with her local counterparts.
The three (3) month intensive residential training programme includes practical instructions in ceramic techniques and applications, product development, studio management as well as exposure to international business models for the craft.
Featured components of the training include the following:
- Hand building
- Surface Decoration
- Glazing and Glaze Technology
- Firing Methods
- Studio Management
- Business Skills
- Promotional skills including the photographing of work produced.
Ms. Inniss left Barbados on Saturday, August 31, 2019.