Jillian Echlin

Freelance Studio Pottery Consultancy.

Areas of specialist interest:

  • Iranian contemporary ceramics
  • Social history of ceramics
  • Ceramics education & methodologies
  • Craft culture & communities


Jillian has a thorough grounding in both practical skills and processes as well as theoretical approaches. After graduating with a BFA in Studio Art, she was drawn to the creative energy of teaching and completed a MAT in Art Education. She returned to post-graduate education with an MFA in Medieval studies and Medievalisms and is currently pursuing a PhD in contemporary ceramics at the University of York. She has contributed to numerous group exhibitions, publications and public presentations, with particular experience with non-profit organizations and diverse audiences.


  • Archival and interview-based research
  • Teaching, curriculum development & implementation
  • Writing, editing, photography, publication
  • Craft skills demonstrations
  • Curation and event organization

USA, Oregon, Portland; UK, Yorkshire, Nafferton