Wheel Throwing Technician

Posted by Amanda Rogers on

HOURS: Full time

REPORTING TO: Vessel Making Supervisor


As a member of the Fabrication team, assists in the production of Pewabic vessels according to Pewabic’s aesthetic and quality standards. Mix clay and slip, load and unload bisque, maintain stock, track/record items produced and materials used, and maintain a clean and orderly work environment.


  • Ceramics degree or equivalent work experience
  • Must be proficient on the pottery wheel and familiar with clay making.
  • Pottery/ceramics production experience preferred.
  • Slip-casting, and kiln experience also helpful.
  • Must be knowledgeable about using and maintaining studio equipment.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated individual with a focus on producing quality work.
  • Use diplomacy and tact when interacting with Pottery staff and public.
  • Must respond positively to constructive criticism and take direction well.
  • Ability to multi-task as well as adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to multitask as well as adjust to changing priorities.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds


  • Complete wheel thrown vessel orders.
  • Track and record items produced.
  • Maintain the high quality standards of Pewabic in vessels produced.
  • Mix clay and slip and needed.
  • Understand drying and timing while completing pieces.
  • Load and unload bisque.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Assist in unloading material deliveries.
  • Demonstrate and discuss techniques used throughout the Pottery to visitors.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
  • Communicate the needs of the department with your supervisor.
  • Follow Pewabic policies, security and safety guidelines.
  • Ability to stay on task.
  • Work efficiently with cost effectiveness in mind.
  • Assist in other areas of fabrication as needed.


New Hires that meet the benefit eligibility requirements of 30 hours per week or more will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Be a part of a creative, fun, enthusiastic team
  • Benefits including health, dental and vision
  • 401k 
  • Short term and long term disability and life insurance
  • Generous employee discount


How to Apply

Must be prepared to show samples of prior work. Applicants may be asked to throw a Pewabic classic vase form during the interview process. Please submit your resume to hr@pewabic.org.


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