Arts & Humanities

Ceramics Studio Assistant – Art & Design – Art, Media, Theatre

Description

The Ceramics Studio Assistant became intrinsically familiar with the recurring cycles of an active ceramic-based art studio. They became familiar with the general safety requirements in the ceramics studio, learned liquid glaze making strategies, and how to recognize and ensure proper glaze viscosity or specific gravity of such glazes. The student gained familiarity with digitally controlled kilns and how to correctly load and unload the units. In this position, the student gained a greater understanding of studio clay bodies and how they are made. The student was also responsible for supervision of studio areas during designated evening and weekend shifts.

Position Requirement

In this position, the work-op student becomes intrinsically familiar with the recurring cycles of an active ceramic-based art studio.

The work -op student will be exposed to and become familiar with general safety requirements in the ceramics studio.  They will also learn liquid glaze making strategies, and how to recognize and ensure proper glaze viscosity or specific gravity of such glazes.  The student will gain familiarity with digitally controlled kilns and how to correctly load and unload the units. 

The student will be responsible for weekly re-organization and control of related studios, including tidying of all ceramic equipment and preparation areas.  Further duties may include clay reprocessing, where the student gains a greater understanding of studio clay bodies and how they are made.  The student will also be responsible for supervision of studio areas during designated evening and weekend shifts.

Position Requirements 

  • This position requires availability on evenings and weekends

Graduate Attributes

Students in this position will gain skills in technological literacies, active learning, disciplinary expertise, oral communication, and integrative learning.

Position Type

  • This is a volunteer position 

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please contact Scott Leaf at Scott.Leaf@viu.ca