BZIPPY / Bari Ziperstein Studio
Sun Valley, CA
Seeking a Full-Time Clay Fabricator of Smalls
Full-Time: 5 days a week, 8.5 hrs a day
6 month probationary period for Junior Lead position
Who we are:
Founded in 2008 by artist Bari Ziperstein, BZIPPY is known for its experimentation and innovation with ceramic furniture, planters, and home accessories. Working tirelessly to develop engineering methods that challenge conventional notions of slab construction, BZIPPY devises creative solutions to both formal designs and technical concerns. The studio also facilitates the production of collectible design and fine-art work.
The setting for this position is within a 9,000 sq ft artist studio in Sun Valley, CA that houses the creation, fabrication, and sale of ceramic sculpture. With twelve full-time employees, the studio is a business first and an artist studio second.
Bari Ziperstein Studio is recruiting a full-time Studio Fabricator of Smalls seeking full-time hours, with the skills and abilities to work in a small but growing studio environment. The Studio Fabricator of Smalls 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, tabletop-scale slab-constructed ceramics and hold experience and skills to grow into a junior lead position over the first six months of this position.
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 part time basis. This role is specific to the production of small tabletop units from the studio’s production catalog.
Applicants must have at least 2-3 years of hard slab construction experience on a small scale. Wheel throwing and coil building skills are not transferable for this studio’s construction methods - joined thrown works are considered.
Applicants must have at least 1 year of leadership or management experience.