The studio apprenticeship position is an opportunity for someone interested in becoming a professional potter or studio artist.
It is a two-year position, sometimes overlapping with another assistant.
I have been working in my studio with potters for many years and believe I can offer a kind of mentorship that will help you embark on a career in clay. Except for the cost of fuel and studio materials, there is no exchange of money. Instead, you would be expected to work twelve hours a week for me in exchange for:
- Access to my working knowledge as a professional potter
- Use of studio space and equipment
- An opportunity to find out what this kind of life is like first hand
This apprenticeship is a place for you to start to make cycles of work and market them, to exchange ideas, and to experiment with ways of presenting your work and yourself professionally.
Floyd County, Virginia is a rural farm community. It is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Blacksburg, the home of Virginia Tech University, is half an hour away. Roanoke is one hour away. Floyd is a community of craftspeople, wineries, musicians and organic farms. There are opportunities for jobs and housing in the county.