What We’re About
The Ceramic Studio Assistants help in all ceramic processes on campus from start to finish. Making glazes, tutoring students on the potters’ wheel, firing pottery, maintaining kilns, and recycling clay are all in a day’s work as an assistant. You’ll maintain the ceramic studio areas, including the kiln room and glaze kitchen. Light cleaning and organization of the ceramic areas, as well as periodic mixing of the class glazes and slips are the primary responsibilities of an Assistant. You will also be responsible for the collection and storage of waste clay/materials, supervision of electric kiln firings, and possible preparation of demonstration materials. Occasionally you’ll have the opportunity to complete special projects such as making and firing test tiles. No experience? No problem! You will learn with your peers about all things ceramics and then pass those skills to others. What will you help make?