Production Pottery Assistant
Location: Portland, OR, United States
Job Posted: 30+ days ago

We are a rapidly growing ceramics company looking for the perfect person to join our small team of production artisans to help create our wares. Pigeon Toe Ceramics specializes in modern home and garden pottery made by hand in porcelain in our SE studio. We wholesale our work to stores internationally and maintain a strong online retail presence as well. The PA job consists of reproducing our designs on the wheel to fulfill orders, general studio maintenance like cleaning and clay recycling, glazing, mold making, glaze mixing, and loading, firing, and unloading kilns. We sometimes ask for assistance at sales events and trunk shows as well.

A high attention to detail is a must - you must be able to consistently produce flawless multiples of our designs. Experience throwing with porcelain is required for this position, with a minimum of 3 years wheelthrowing experience. Mold making and casting experience desired but to required. Must know how to use a electric kiln - both automatic and kilnsitter. We need someone reliable, who can take constructive criticism in stride, and clean up after themselves. If you do not meet all of these requirements, we thank you for your interest but politely request you do not contact us.

Our production assistants are contract employees paid a fair percentage of the price of each piece made. Additional perks: Hours are flexible and up to you, as long as your work gets done on time (our production cycle is about 3 weeks); 24 hour access to a fully equipped studio that you are welcome to use for your own work, space and time permitting, and generous employee dinners and events. We're also currently working on group health insurance.

Please visit our website to learn more about us and view our designs :

Please submit a resume and cover letter along with a portfolio URL or photos of your work to show us your skills! Qualified applicants will be invited to interview with us and perform a one day production trial. Thanks for your interest!


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