We're Hiring!

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Gopi Shah Ceramics is a handcrafted ceramics and pottery design production studio based in Long Beach, California. Every piece is thrown on the wheel or hand built, trimmed, bisque-fired, glazed, and then glaze-fired to 2200°. Founded in 2014 in Austin, Texas, Gopi Shah Ceramics has moved from Austin to San Francisco to Long Beach and with it, designs, forms and clay bodies have developed and changed to create a line of stoneware home decor items that combine ancient traditions and techniques with modern forms and finishes.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Gopi Shah Ceramics has been a one-woman production studio up until now. We are seeking a production assistant that is a jack-of-all-trades. The ideal candidate is dependable, has a high attention to detail, and is seeking to further their pottery knowledge and experience. This is a part-time (15-20 hours a week) independent contractor position, but the right candidate will have the option to grow with the company and expand their role and responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learn all products for production
  • Weigh clay for wheel-throwing
  • Sponge greenware
  • Manipulate and decorate forms
  • Glaze/hand-paint bisqueware 
  • Pack and ship orders
  • Prep for and sell at craft fairs

REQUIREMENTS

  • Work consistently and precisely
  • Detail oriented
  • Great attitude
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent craftsmanship skills
  • Able to follow instructions accurately and in a timely manner
  • One+ semester of ceramics instruction
  • Lift 50 lbs
  • Repetitive motion
  • Stand for 80% of the day

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to gopishahceramics@gmail.com. Local applicants only. 

Gopi Shah

Gopi Shah Ceramics, Austin, TX, 78702, United States

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gopi Shah began crafting clayworks in high school and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gopi launched her ceramics business after moving to Austin, Texas. Since founding her practice, Gopi’s repertoire has expanded to incorporate textures, sgraffito, and hand-painting to create a collection inspired by memories and nature. Gopi proudly crafts ceramic wares in her East Austin studio working clay into new forms and objects every day.