Ceramics Studio Assistant

Wiseman Studio

Wiseman Studio is a busy multi-faceted artist studio located in Frogtown. Working across bronze, ceramic, and other various mediums, the studio creates intricate site-specific installations, furniture, lighting fixtures, and objects. The studio is looking to expand its small team of dedicated team of artisans and artists.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Make plaster molds for production slip casting

  • Load and fire kilns (electric)

  • Keep track of ceramic needs for multiple projects simultaneously and make sure work is complete on time for project deadlines

  • Cut and alter slip cast forms after de-molding

  • Assist with developing new forms

  • Assist with creating other non-ceramic work, which can include glass enamel, rubber mold making, working with waxes for lost-wax bronze casting, and other fabrication methods.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience working in an artist’s studio, gallery, museum, arts nonprofit, etc.

  • Mold making experience is a must

  • Experience slip casting and hand building

  • Experience working in a production setting (ceramics or otherwise) a huge plus

  • Any experience working with 3D printers, CNC routers, and 3D software a plus but not critical

  • Electric kiln maintenance experience a plus

  • Strong attention to detail with a keen eye for quality

  • Able to work swiftly while maintaining a high level of craftsmanship

  • Ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities, capable of reprioritizing on a moment’s notice

  • Able to think ahead and anticipate needs

  • Be a team player

  • Must love dogs

  • Positive, good sense of humor

Full time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Trial period of 90 days.

Studio hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Sarah at sarah@dwiseman.com.

Subject line: Ceramic Assistant and your name.

Please include 3-5 examples of your work, work you have helped fabricate for someone else, or other images that show your skills.

No calls please.

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Posted on April 29