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Resident Studio Potter

Aura Pottery offers an opportunity for a ceramic artist/potter to experience the running of a ceramic studio while creating his/her own work, teaching guests, organizing workshops, firing kilns, and generally managing the day to day affairs of the studio. 

The opportunity is based on an agreement of exchange between the coordinator and Aura, there is strictly no fixed payment involved in this program. However there is a compensation based on workshops organized, teaching done, and pottery sold!


  • 1-2 years of experience in ceramics
  • Knowledge of pottery building and glaze techniques
  • Knowledge of kiln firing and processes
  • Proficiency in English language is essential

Desirable skills:

  • Teaching experience
  • Photography background
  • Graphic design knowledge
  • An attitude of commitment and exploration
  • Organizational skills
  • Friendly demeanor
  • Willingness to multi-task
  • Teamwork

Work will include:

  • Creating pottery based on prototypes
  • Creating and organizing workshop formats
  • Promoting and marketing workshops
  • Managing Aura guests, meals etc.
  • Coordinating maintenance of studio and stay
  • Teaching pottery to guests who come for pottery retreats
  • Assisting lead instructor during workshops
  • Managing social media updates for Aura

Studio & Stay Benefits:

  • Use of all equipment and materials in the studio
  • Use of clay and kilns
  • Opportunity to learn from many ceramists via workshops etc.
  • Boarding and meals are provided


  • Profit sharing as follows:
  • 50% on work created by the coordinator
  • 25% on work created off a prototype for production
  • 25% on all workshops organized
  • 25% on teaching ongoing guests

Duration of Work:

  • Min 1 year commitment is required


  • Please email a letter of interest, stating your qualifications to hello@aurapottery.com
  • Include two reference names and email addresses