A unique collaboration between
ceramists and an active Arts & Crafts working history museum,
the apprenticeship program of
the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is offered twice yearly
with each session limited to three participants.
Apprentices work 24 hrs per week in exchange for an hourly wage.
Participants learn various forming and reproduction techniques
including tile/mosaic making, moldwork, glaze application, sagger
firing for controlled smoking of clay, and concrete installation.
have an opportunity to produce works using the standard materials
and tools of the pottery. They are exposed to a turn
of the century knowledge based on the Arts & Crafts philosophy
and aesthetics adhered to by the Moravian Pottery & Tile
Works. It is hoped that these factors influence the
artwork produced by the apprentices.
are provided with limited studio space in the Pottery, which
is accessible to them between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight,
seven days a week.
In addition, they receive free materials, use of tools, technical
advice, and biweekly pay based on the work produced under the
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