Clay Fabrication Associate - Ceramic Design Studio (BZIPPY)

Bari Ziperstein Studio / BZIPPY

Bari Ziperstein Studio is hiring a full-time Studio Fabrication Associate. Candidates must have a high level of working knowledge of best practices for slab-built ceramics in order to assist with the fabrication of high-quality, large and small-scale slab-constructed ceramics including furniture, planters, vases and sculpture.


Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparing and assembling production ceramics including large-scale furniture, planters, and sculptures using slab-building methods.

  • Following precise renderings and production instructions.

  • Fabricating ceramic sculptural works with precise measurements while accounting for shrinkage rate, etc.

  • Working in a collaborative fabrication team setting.

  • Assisting with custom projects and commissions of large wares and sculptures - following precise dimension requirements and production process.

  • Problem-solving with clay including while constructing, while drying, and post-firing.

  • Working collaboratively within the Fabrication Department team and cross-departmentally as needed.


The studio is recruiting an individual with 2-4 years of prior clay and studio experience with the skills and abilities to work in a small but growing studio environment on a full-time basis. This role is specific to the production of large and small-scale pieces from the studio’s production catalog.

Applicants must have at least 2-3 years of hard slab construction experience on a small and large scale. Wheel throwing and coil building skills are not transferable for this studio’s construction methods - joined thrown works are considered.

How to Apply

To be considered: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of past ceramic slab-built work.

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Posted on June 20