Applications are now being accepted for the SEASALT APPRENTICE at the LEACH POTTERY starting in October 2017
Following on from the success of the apprenticeship scheme, Cornish lifestyle label, Seasalt, is supporting another lucky person, giving them the opportunity to train and study as a potter here at the Leach Pottery in St Ives as part of their Seasalt Bursary.
The new apprenticeship will begin in October 2017. This is now a 24 month placement at foundation level aimed at someone with little or no previous experience of ceramics and with priority given to those based permanently in Cornwall.
The Leach Pottery studio is holding open mornings through the summer period so that anyone interested in the post can familiarise themselves with the Pottery, meet the team and see what the job entails (approx. an hour and a half). These will be on;
- 25 July, 10am
- 1 August, 10am
- 3 August, 10am
Spaces are limited to twelve and are allocated on a first come first served basis so pre-booking is required. To book your place (after the 19th May) call Margaret on 01736 799703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 11th August. Interviews will take place on the week of the 11th September 2017. To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities form.
Download the application pack here:
History of the Seasalt Bursary
Founded in West Cornwall in 1981, Seasalt is a family firm with its roots firmly embedded in the community where it began. Since the Leach Pottery's restoration and reopening as a charity in 2008, Seasalt has enthusiastically supported its work as a museum, pottery production studio and training centre. In 2013 Seasalt's Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, came up with the idea of the Seasalt Bursary to support a new trainee at the Leach Pottery and in 2014 the search began. Applications from as far afield as Spain and the USA, but in the event the first apprentice came from just a few streets away from the Pottery.
Callum Trudgeon, Seasalt Apprentice 2014-15: "I always wanted to be a ‘maker’ but I thought I would have to leave Cornwall to have any chance of a meaningful career. I was born in St Ives, so being able to work and study here is fantastic. Opportunities to work at a pottery with this kind of history and reputation are hard to come by. It’s a special place and I feel very lucky so I’ve put my all into this apprenticeship."