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Studio Internships

 Please note that the internship programme for 2014 is now closed.

The Studio Internship is a 1 to 3 month position designed to be an immersive experience in the daily running of our production workshop. The time commitment is a 20-30 hour per week, working alongside the production team throughout our making and firing cycle.

Responsibilities include:

  • Clay Reclaim
  • Mixing slips, glazes and wadding
  • Stock counts
  • Preparing and slipping pots, glazing
  • Cleaning the kiln and kiln site
  • Assisting to load, fire, and unload our soda kiln and bisque kilns
  • Helping to clean and maintain the studio
  • Packing orders of pots for shipping
  • You may be asked to give assistance in other areas around the site, including the
    education programme, shop, exhibitions and museum.

In addition you will have opportunities to practice your throwing.

We accommodate all skill levels, so if you are just starting out this will be an opportunity to practice with help from our production potters. More advanced potters may become involved in producing work for our standardware line. All tasks depend on where we are in the making cycle so expect responsibilities to be heavier around the firing week. You will be required to be present for all firings.

Simple self-catering accommodation is available in our house, Beagle Cross which is on the pottery site (please inquire for pricing). 

Please note these placements are self-funded but you will receive training and experience as well as temporary studio space to work in while you are here. Materials and kiln firings will be charged at cost prices (details available from the office).

Internship placements are offered between 1st March to 30th September for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. We are only able to accommodate one internee at a time due to the size of the studio and production demands. 

To apply for a Studio Internship at the Leach Pottery please send a copy of your CV and a letter of application including level of experience, education/training, and a brief note outlining why you would like this opportunity along with contact details for two references to:

Margaret Parma, Administrator, the Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE  or email margaret@leachpottery.com