After South Korea, she travelled to North Korea, China, Japan, and Thailand to research celadon glazes and the history of oriental ceramics. In China she travelled to Beijing, Xian, Yunnan, Yixing, and attended porcelain workshops at ´The Pottery Workshop´ in Jingdezhen in China. In Jingdezhen she learned how to work with porcelain clay and worked with local potters.
By recommendation of Phil Rogers and Korean ceramist Hyejeong Kim, she travelled to Japan to meet Tomoo Hamada, Shoji Hamada´s grandson, and attended workshops with Ken Matzuzaki in the pottery village of Mashiko. She went on to continue researching oriental philosophy and ceramics in both Bizen and Kyoto, focusing on improving her understanding of Raku firing, and learning the art of Kintsugi.
Since moving back to Europe on 2009 to live in Barcelona, Corrie continued to study ceramics with English ceramist Seth Cardew, her teacher and mentor. Since then she has taken workshops with Marcia Selsor, Jane Jermyn, Shamai Sam Gibsh, Esther Beck, Steve Hilton, Adil Writer, Robert Lawarre, Antoinette Badenhorst, and Alberto Bustos. For 10 years (from February 2009 until January 2019) she worked as manager, ceramics teacher, technician, and teacher trainer at ElTorn School of Ceramics in Barcelona.
She has worked in 36 different pottery studio’s around the world, in 11 different countries, managed 4 workshops, and founded two schools. She is the founder and owner of Corrie Bain International Ceramics School in Barcelona, where she teaches, gives international workshops and rents out coworking studio spaces to artists. It is located near the city centre on Carrer de Pujades 60, 2o 2a, in the area of Poblenou. She also has a private studio at her home in northern Barcelona, where she makes work for world-wide exhibitions in art galleries, museums, collectors, and private commissions.