Studio assistant position
DēWē is looking for a part-time pottery studio assistant
I'm looking for a part-time studio assistant to work together 2 days a week, ideally committing to a longer period of time at my studio.
This is an unpaid position and is ideal for a ceramist who would like to experience how a pottery studio operates and gaining exposure to all aspects of the ceramics business.
I’m looking for someone who is independent, self-motivated, with great attention to detail and a positive attitude, who has some familiarity with ceramics, ideally at an intermediate level. If you're already familiar with the basics of working with clay and pottery, that's a great starting point.
Some of the tasks might include:
Mixing clay (wedging and preparing for production)
Recycling clay (reclaim and management of wet clay)
Sponging & sanding pottery
Loading, unloading kilns
Packing orders to be shipped all over the world
Keeping the studio clean and tidy (including cleaning wheels & mopping floors)
Helping with the pottery workshops and
Glazing workshop pieces
Help with open studio days in some weekends
The position involves physical labor including wedging clay and sometimes carrying bags of clay.
What do I offer?
You'll be part of a group of enthusiastic assistants, where you'll gain access to the studio facilities, receive guidance, and have the chance to learn extensively about all parts of running a pottery business.
This opportunity is particularly beneficial for individuals who are in the early stages of their pottery journey, as it provides a supportive and nurturing environment. You'll have the flexibility to choose your working hours, and you'll find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals who are enthusiastic about supporting each other.
In this relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, you'll have the chance to refine your skills and work on your personal projects as well.
It's an environment that's focused on helping you develop your abilities and achieve your goals as a potter.
If this resonates with you and you're excited to work together, please fill out the contact form