We’ve teamed up again with those lovely people at Creative Alliance to offer an exciting job opportunity.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our small but perfectly formed creative business as a Community Arts Apprentice. You will be assisting in educational workshops in schools, community settings and here at the studio. You will be given full, on the job training in pottery techniques including the potter’s wheel, eventually being able to instruct our customers and workshop participants. The role will also require you to assist in a range of other duties including; helping with glazing, packing kilns, general office administration and gardening.
Both our previous apprentices have gone on to secure full time and part time employment with us having completed their one year apprenticeship.
Back in the depths of Winter Jon was approached by Creative Black Country to contribute a work of art for a field of ceramic flowers, being ‘grown’ by community groups in West Bromwich and the surrounding area.
He submitted several ideas, but the one that really captured the imagination of CBC was a swarm of touch sensitive ceramic bees that buzzed when handled.
Jon’s practice is interactive and playful and the more layers of engagement the better. FAB LAB were the technology collaborators on this occasion with the outstanding problem solving capabilities of Anne Scrimshaw playing a huge part in the project.
A heartfelt congratulations to The Princes Trust as it celebrates 40 years of helping disadvantaged young people in a myriad of different ways.
When Sarah and myself graduated in 1992 we were given tremendous support and financial assistance to help kick start our businesses.
A generous setting-up grant from The Princes Youth Business Trust enabled us to purchase a brand new kiln and a couple of Shimpo potter’s wheels at a time when we had very little resources. In fact, we would never have been able to make the kind of impact we did at such an early point in our careers without the help of the Trust.
As a result, they are currently scouring the country for new contestants. Do you think you have what it takes to make Keith cry?
Over the past 20 years we’ve welcomed literally tens of thousands of clay enthusiasts and workshop participants through the door – surely one or two of you lovely potters fancy a bit of prime time TV coverage?! – Go on – what have you got to loose?
Our Digitial Marketing Apprentice Jack, spotted this opportunity whilst scrolling through the emails. iZettle have invited their small business customers to create a short video clip advertising their own products and services. The 7 lucky winners of 15 Seconds of Fame will then have their advert broadcast on television. Ethan directed, filmed and produced the ad with Jack providing the voice over.
Please follow the link above, to vote for our video.