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Mt Pleasant Pottery Group Require a Tutor

Mt Pleasant pottery group, in Christchurch, are calling for applications for tutors to start teaching the week of 11th February, 2019. Vacancies are for evening classes, 7.00 to 9.30pm and morning classes, 10.00am to 12.30pm. The positions are for all for four terms.

Tutors must have a good knowledge of wheel throwing and handwork or sculpturing. Also, an understanding of glazes, glaze application and will be required to make up glazes, for the term ahead, with the other tutors. Knowledge of operating digital controllers with electric kilns is also ideal.

Classes are a mix of intermediate and beginner students. The successful applicants will have an understanding of working with students of varying skill levels. The maximum class size is 11 students.

We have a well equipped studio room with 10 wheels, a slab roller and various tools that most groups seem to collect.Also a sizeable library and a unique collection of NZ pots. We have an outside kiln room with three electric kilns, controlled by EMC digital controllers, that get constant use. We are based at the Phillipstown Hub, Nursery Road, at Phillipstown which is a very busy hub. Please view our website www.mtpleasaantpottery.org.nz

Applications should be forwarded to reach us no later than November 27th, addressed to:The Secretary,mtpleasantpottery@gmail.com  with an accompanied CV or written report and photos of your work. Notification to the successful applicants will be made in early December.



The Doris Lusk Ceramics Residency was established in November 2014 by Risingholme Community Centre in conjunction
with Dunedin School of Art to facilitate closer links between community education and artists and is open to all Dunedin School of Art graduates with an active practice in ceramics.

The residency recipient will team teach at the Risingholme Community Centre ceramics studios working closely
with tutors and the ceramic students during a two week residency. Risingholme has a very busy ceramics department
with over 100 students every term.




“Being the Doris Lusk Ceramic Artist in Residence was a privilege! It contributed to my own personal art practice by being surrounded by so many enthusiastic people excited about clay and excited about learning. It was a great opportunity to practise
talking about my work to a wide variety of people and to upskill in teaching methods. I enjoyed being in the classroom environment, exchanging skills and experiences with the tutors and students. Being part of conversations about pushing and questioning boundaries of what is possible in clay and discussing why we make.”


Kate Fitzharris, 2017 residency recipient.


Request from the USA

I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (emphasis in ceramics and painting), and I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I work full time as a Trader Joes Crew Member (grocery store), and play roller derby while selling my art on ETSY.

I have a strong work ethic because I was raised to believe knowledge is the product of hard work.

I am looking for a full time position in the ceramics field, I am flexible on the position. My skills include slip casting, decals, screen printing on clay, mold making, glaze making, sculpture, making clay, slab building, throwing, firing kilns, and teaching.

I have worked as a glaze maker and studio manager at Coyote Clay and Color for 2 years, and I have interned at 3 different studios.

My achievements include a scholarship to Penland School of Craft Summer Course on Wood Firing, Tibert scholarship for Art Honors of Del Norte High School, Scholarship to Arrowmont Craft school Figurative Symposium course. I included some of my pieces as well.

I am interested in how someone finds clay/ ceramics jobs in New Zealand? Any advice you can give me I would definitely appreciate.

My name is Laken Correa
My email address is lakencorrea@gmail.com  
My physical address is 230 Grove St, NE apt B Albuquerque, New Mexico

Some of my work is shown in the following images.


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