Potter in Residence

The Role

County Hall Pottery is a vibrant new ceramics destination that celebrates and supports the art of pottery in all its forms. We opened the doors to our gallery in May 2024 as part of the official London Craft Week programme, and are incredibly excited to launch our ceramics studio and school this summer.

We will be offering a dynamic range of activities, including classes, rotating exhibitions, pop-up markets and community engagement initiatives.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic potter to join us for a year-long residency. If you are ready to take your pottery practice to the next level and join a dynamic new organisation that is set to become a significant name in contemporary ceramics, apply today!

Tasks
Over 12 months, you will:
• Contribute 20 hours/week assisting the studio and teaching programme.
This includes mixing glazes, firing kilns, assisting students during classes
and other studio tasks as needed.
• Carry out your own studio practice.
• Donate two pieces of work at the end of your tenure. One piece will form
part of a permanent display, the other will be sold in the gallery to help us
raise funds.
• Prepare artwork for a solo exhibition in our gallery to mark and celebrate
your residency.

Benefits
In return, you will benefit from:
• Use of the pottery studio, glazing room, gas and electric kilns
• Expert guidance and the opportunity to participate in visiting artist
workshops (space permitting) to learn from established potters.
• The opportunity to sell your work via our gallery and assist with
commissioned pieces for local restaurants and decor for County Hall
• Promotion via our digital channels

Details

Location
County Hall Pottery
County Hall
Waterloo
SE1 9PB

Key Dates
Applications Open:
3rd June 2024

Application Deadline:
30th June 2024

Successful Applicant
Announced:
29th July 2024
Residency:
2nd September 2024 -
31st August 2025

Salary
£20,000 per annum

Holiday Entitlement
14 days

Candidates
The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist working on their own projects.
Formal training is not a requirement, and the position is open to aspiring potters with a strong passion for the craft as well as graduates considering a career in pottery and experienced potters seeking a supportive environment.

You will demonstrate:

  • A strong understanding and competency in clay materials, operation of clay mixers and pugmills, glaze mixing, electric and gas kiln firing and basic equipment maintenance required.
  • Additional basic knowledge of power tools and construction/framing is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for inspiring students by demonstrating your skills in the studio.
  • A team-player mentality, embracing County Hall Pottery’s ethos and working collaboratively with staff and students.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety practices and be safety conscious.

Ready to take the next step in your career as a potter? Apply today!

Please supply:

  • Cover letter outlining:
    – your passion for pottery
    – what aspects interest you specifically
    – a description of your artistic practice (firing of kilns, mixing of glazes, clay mixing)
    – why you would like to be a resident artist?
    – what you hope to achieve artistically during the residency programme?
  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Details for three contacts who can supply a reference

Applications can be submitted by:
Email - emmapayne@countyhallpottery.com
Post - County Hall Pottery, County Hall, Waterloo, SE1 9PB

County Hall Pottery is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
If you would like to submit an application outside of these parameters we welcome video, audio, digital and physical applications.