An opportunity to Assist a property owner in Tuscany who is in the process of establishing a ceramics studio on a hilltop in the municipality of Chiusdino near Siena and Florence. Studio includes indoor work space, potter’s wheels, two electric kilns, and a large woodfire kiln. Work environment is among restored centuries-old brick and stone structures on a thirty-acre property with a view of the surrounding Tuscan landscape and the nearby hill town of Chiusdino (within walking distance). Terra Cotta clay deposits on site for those who wish to dig, process, and use it. Close proximity to ceramic suppliers and industry in the region. Facilities are still under development, and the proprietor is looking to develop a short list of potential artists willing to work in assisting him in developing the studio and site in exchange for a residency involving lodging and studio use beginning possibly as early as Fall 2016.
Expectations 20 to 25 hours of work per week at various duties as assigned, and during hours agreed to by both parties. In exchange for
Housing on site with free utilities Full use of facilities. Firing costs negotiable.
Use of garden on site
Preferred Skills and Qualities
General organizational skills
General understanding of ceramic materials, processes, and equipment
General carpentry / construction / fabrication skills
Basic web and social media skills
Good people / communication skills
Physically fit, able to routinely lift/carry items in excess of 25kg (55 lbs)
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