Ceramics Summer Studio Assistant

Submitted by cswhite3 on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:48am
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Ceramics Studio Assistant 

I am looking for ceramics studio assistant who is interested in assisting me in the creation of life-size figure sculptures for an exhibition in October. This assistantship would include hands on learning about large scale ceramic building, the figure, painting, general studio maintenance, and all that goes into preparing for an exhibition. In exchange for your work, you would have access to a semi-private studio at the fantastic Lillstreet Art Center, some materials, and access to a wheel. 

My studio is located in Ravenswood in Chicago just off the brown line and the UPN Metra line.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·      10-15 Hours/wk.

·      Reclaiming clay/Wedging

·      Sculpting/coil building

·      Cleaning and studio maintenance

·      Pedestal or crate building

·      Running errands to Fedex/home depot

·      Moving work

·      Painting sculptures

Attention to detail and good time management are crucial to this position. I am looking for an individual with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic who possesses the ability to work independently and collaboratively for this summer assistantship. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

·      Over 21

·      At least 2 years experience working with ceramic hand-building

·      Passion for all things clay

·      Reside in the Chicagoland area

·      Ability to stand for long periods of time

·      Ability to lift up to 50 LBS

·      Strong communication skills

·      Interest in learning about sculpting and the figure

·      2 professional references


Not required but preferred:

·      Working car and valid Driver’s Licens

To Apply: 

Plese send work examples/website, resume, and the contact information of 2 people who may offer a professional or academic recommendation for you to Charity White charityswhite@gmail.com

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