Ana Carillo began doing pottery in 1997 at the Guy Mason Recreation Center in Washington DC, learning wheel and handbuilding techniques. Since then she has taken classes at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, the DC Art Studio and in Takoma Park. She worked at the Escuela de Artes Julio Arraga in Maracaibo, Venezuela and has taken workshops on Raku firing and. glazing techniques. She came to Glen Echo Pottery in 2012 and began as a volunteer assistant in the Wednesday night Handbulding class in 2016. In 2018 she became an Instructor.