We have an opening at CAW in the pottery department for a Studio Potter!
Studio Potters are an integral part of the Pottery Studio at CAW. The program provides not only an opportunity to engage with clay arts toward a deeper understanding of the craft, it also offers space to create work and to participate in a larger community of makers and creatives.
Studio Potters learn to fire bisque and glaze kilns, mix/develop studio glazes, understand how to use and maintain studio equipment. In exchange for the learning and educational aspects of the program, they are responsible for helping to maintain a functioning and orderly clay studio, mixing glazes and for firing all the ware students make each semester. Studio potters have a dedicated work space in the studio, and enjoy access to study and develop their skills.
There are presently 9 studios potters who learn (via OJT) to fire the bisque and glaze kilns, mix/develop studio glazes, help maintain the studio, and monitor practices.
Membership in the studio potters is open to any student who has:
- Attended classes at CAW for at least two terms
- Has shown an interest in the craft
- Is physically capable of doing the work
- Has the time to devote to the group’s duties (typically 4 hours/week).
Interested applicants should be a student in the pottery at CAW, or have taken classes here for at least two terms in the past. Please apply via letter addressing the points above. Include a reference—ideally an instructor’s recommendation. Applicants will be asked to attend an informal interview.
Please deliver the letter no later than May 2, 2022 to the CAW front desk and they will arrange for delivery to the Studio Potters.
If you have questions, please ask a studio potter.