BILLY RITTER 77 POTTERY STUDIO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 

January 1, 2019 

SESSIONS:

  1. Winter Session (January - March)

  2. Spring Session (April - June)

  3. Summer Session (July - September)

  4. Fall Session (October - December)

ABOUT:

In exchange for 5-8 hours per week of work, select interns will have the opportunity to learn in a functional ceramics studio, while being immersed in the production process. This is an invaluable opportunity for an aspiring potter to gain the real mechanics of running a thriving ceramic studio, (i.e. teaching ceramic skills, organizing workshops, making and selling work, glaze and clay chemistry, photography, marketing, and firing kilns).

COMMITTMENT:

Tuesday, Thursday 1-6pm or Friday 10am-6pm, some Saturdays if possible (Shows, Sales, Traveling to Kiln Firings).

*If you are selected as a fellow, most likely you will be working with me one day a week for about 5-8 hours.

WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR:

You are positive and upbeat and have great communication skills, you are honest, you are a hard worker, you are self-motivated, you are respectful, you are able to hustle, you are detail oriented, and committed to the task. Please bring your good organizational skills, a willingness to multi-task and work as part of a team. An interest in photography and video, as well as social media knowledge is desirable.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Studio cleaning, studio organization, mixing clay and glazes, loading and unloading kilns, staging and rotating wares, merchandising, photography, data entry, packing and shipping of works, Troubleshooting, Creative thinking, Interacting with visitors and conversation, and assistance at public events and workshops.

WHAT YOU WILL GET:

You’ll be my right hand person. You will be part of all aspects of the making process from start to finish. You will have the opportunity to learn from many working professionals in my community of makers. You will get modest one-on-one studio time with me, use of recycled clay, studio equipment and materials, as time allows.

ABOUT THE STUDIO:

My studio is located at the Historic Hildebrandt Building in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more about the studio on Instagram @billyritter77

TO APPLY:

1. Contact information (Name, Birthday, Phone, E-Mail, Website)
2. Letter of Intent (Goals you wish to obtain throughout your Internship)

3. Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae)
4. Three (3) professional references and their contact information

All applications must be submitted by e-mail to billy@billyritter77.com

Thank you!
Billy Ritter 77

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