In exchange for 18 hours a week of work around the studio you will receive 24 hour studio access to a 1200 sq. foot studio space, assistance with materials, access to kilns, critique and guidance on work/professionalism. Work would include general studio upkeep, building projects, loading kilns, community projects, teaching opportunity, packing and shipping work, photographing work, website upkeep and general PR, and assistance in my own studio practice. Housing is available in a small studio apartment above the studio offering everything that you would need. There are other options in the area and costs can be discussed. If employment is needed, my wife Sarah Panzarella owns Imagine, a retail crafts gallery in Skaneateles in the finger lakes region of NY. Part time work could be arranged here, as well as another outlet for possibly selling work.
The studio is housed in a corner storefront building with great visibility. I currently have 2 wheels, with plans to expand that, and plenty of hand building space. Large and small electric kilns are located in the studio, and I have plans to rebuild a 25 cubic foot soda kiln on my property 2.5 miles away from the studio. I have a number of plans for the upcoming year, and am looking for someone out there who is interested in helping these plans grow to completion.
I ask for a letter of intent, resume, and a portfolio of your current work. All of these things can be emailed to me or mailed to Jeremy Randall C/O Rusty Wheel Apprenticeship, PO Box 698, Tully NY 13159. This will be a revolving application process and the position is currently open until filled. Because you will be working closely with me, as well as with my family, I am taking this application process very seriously to achieve a great fit in all of these areas.