Ceramics Internship

You’ll work directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl fundraiser. During this mid-winter event, WSW warms up our local community by presenting over 1000 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 event is over, you may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses.



  • Wheel-throwing and/or hand-building pots
  • 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 $600/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. Interns have access to the studios for their own work outside of regular working hours and with respect to studio programming. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term.


Key details:

Applications open: May 1
Applications due: August 1, 11:59pm EST
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: October – March
Notification Date: September 13


Application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for 3 references
  • 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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