Spreading a love for craft has always been the cornerstone of the work we do at Saltstone Ceramics, and we are proud of the incredibly talented people who have dedicated their time and energy to teaching with us.
Some of our teachers had never taught a class before, while others are renowned experts. Regardless, we provide training and support to make sure that everyone has the best experience possible.
What we look for in an instructor:
We are looking for friendly folks with a passion for teaching and community building.
Ceramics teaching experience of around 5 years experience is preferred but not required.
Saltstone Ceramics is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.
We are committed to building a diverse staff and community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of color, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people.
We offer four sessions of eight-week classes each year. Teachers are responsible for one or more sessions, teaching the same day and time each week (typically weekday evenings). Most of our classes are for beginners and have a set, easy to follow curriculum. We offer one session focused on hand-building (8 students); the rest of our sessions focus on wheel throwing (12 students).
One teaching shift is about four hours long (including three hours of actual instruction). Our base rate for eight-week instructors is $40 per hour.
We offer one-night sessions on Fridays about three times each month. This is a two-hour wheel throwing class for 12 students that introduces the basics of wedging, centering, and forming a cylinder. Students keep one piece that we glaze for them.
One teaching shift is about three hours long (including two hours of actual instruction). Our base rate for one-night instructors is $40 per hour.
We are always interested in hosting experienced potters who have a specific technique, style, or project they'd like to share with our community of students.
Successful workshops tend to be organized around a specific project that can be completed in about four hours, give or take an hour. Most workshops are focused around glaze, decoration, or hand-building techniques. We host eight to ten students for most workshops.
Workshop fees are generally split 50/50 with the instructor. A typical workshop instructor will be paid between $300 and $800 depending on the workshop's price and attendance.
Get In Touch
If you're interested in teaching with us, or would just like to learn more about the opportunities we have, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can use our contact form or send an email to our programs manager directly.