Ceramics Internship

You’ll work directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser. During this mid-winter event, WSW warms up our local community by presenting over 900 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers for sale. You’ll work on a production scale, creating between 300 and 600 vessels, depending on the studio’s need. After the Fiesta is over, you may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses.



  • Wheel-throwing and hand-building
  • Glazing and surface design
  • Loading and firing electric kilns
  • Providing assistance to community members and volunteers in the studio
  • Maintaining the ceramics studio and equipment
  • Performing administrative duties relating to Chili Bowl, as necessary


  • Wheel-throwing experience
  • An interest in functional clay


All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. Though the ceramics intern leaves before our group exhibition, she is still welcome to include her work in the show.


Key details:

Applications open: Dec 1
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: August 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: immediately following application, October – March


Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Up to ten images of recent work, which must include examples of functional pieces (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image




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