Ceramics' Lead

Artist Studio

Contemporary Artist seeking a Ceramics’ Lead based in an artist studio in Los Angeles. The position will be focused on working with the Artist to make ceramics - primarily throwing on a pottery wheel.

Our ideal candidate is flexible and skilled at handling a range of responsibilities, with a willingness to take on new projects and tasks as needed.

4 days a week, Mon-Thurs 10am - 6pm. Salary based on experience, benefits and 401k offered.

Responsibilities
  • Throwing small to large scale vessels, ranging from 2 inches to 36 inches in height. Vessels must be thrown based on the Artist’s specifications of shape and scale.

  • Firing, glazing, and kiln maintenance (gas and electric).

  • Knowledge of firing large scale works and developing firing schedules to ensure all pieces are successful.

  • Overseeing the care, maintenance, handling, and packing of ceramics.

  • Developing samples of color in clay and glaze per Artist’s specifications.

  • Managing production and shipping deadlines.

  • General knowledge of preparatory practices for installing 2D and 3D works.

Requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of ceramics (in particular pottery), firing, glazing, kiln maintenance (gas and electric).

  • Must be able to manage projects efficiently and independently, and to maintain an organized studio practice.

  • Experience with safely packing and installing 2D and 3D works.

  • Knowledge of mold-making and basic wood-working is ideal.

  • Knowledge of foundries and metal casting is ideal.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously.

How to Apply

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to hire@newarthire.com

Contact
Posted on September 10