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Nicholas Mosse and Shona Flood
The Master's Apprentice RTÉ One, Tuesday, 7.00pm

Episode 1

Tuesday 24th March, 7.00pm

In the first programme Nicholas Mosse, one of Irelands most recognisable Master Potters is taking on an apprentice.

Nicholas and his wife Susan started their business in the beautiful village of Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny in 1975. Together they have built an internationally recognised and hugely successful brand. Nicholas is passionate about creating beautiful pottery using Irish traditional methods. Each year their pottery attracts in the region of 150,000 thousand visitors.

Nicholas and Susan will be passing to their apprentice the secrets of their success.

This unique opportunity has fallen to Shona Flood. Originally from Dublin, at 33 Shona has tried her hand at several jobs from working as a marketing manager, to waitressing but she has now settled on making a career of her passion and becoming a potter. For the past few months she has been working in a small pottery in Galway.

Over the course of her time at their pottery Nicholas and Susan will challenge Shona constantly to see if she has what it takes to make it in their line of business.

Can Shona take on board their methods, learn how to market herself and her ideas, design and produce something from scratch and of high enough quality do her famous master proud?

Along the way as well as learning from her Master and the staff at his pottery, the head of Kilkenny Design and one of Ireland's leading Fashion designers Ciarán Sweeney are drafted in by Nicholas to help his apprentice.

Shona Flood
Shona Flood