Npage Studio is a ceramics atelier making lighting for the studio collection as well as creating collaborative works for our sister companies Lostine and RTO Lighting. Our work is made using traditional hand building methods and also more precise slip casting techniques. The position we are looking to fill will require a motivated individual to play a key role in our growing production studio.The right candidate will have ceramics experience, an excellent attitude, be enthusiastic, willing to learn, have great communication skills and be capable of working on multiple projects.

The main responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to hand building, loading kilns, reclaiming clay, glazing, and mixing glazes. This person will see that orders are completed in a timely manner and keeping track of inventory and supplies. They will work on special projects as they arise and assist in the slipcast studio either casting, cleaning wares, or glazing when not working in the primary studio. They will work with the studio team and all employees within the area to ensure safe, effective and advanced practices. They will be responsible for the routine maintenance of the ceramics studio, including the kilns, main studio, casting, and glaze areas, ensuring that all equipment functions effectively and safely. The assistant will facilitate a clean and efficient environment.


Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Ensure all tools and equipment are operating with the highest level of functionality and safety, while making repairs as necessary
  • Work with the design team to develop best practices for product development
  • Inventory and make necessary recommendations of equipment, tools, and materials to ensure the studio is fully equipped; manage resources and supplies
  • Organization of the physical studio and operation of equipment
  • Conduct research to identify improvements that advance capabilities of fabrication


  • Detail oriented with an ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized
  • Ability to work in a small team environment
  • Ability to focus on quality while performing repetitive tasks
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to quality, detail focused on all levels
  • A professional sense of problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Good communicator, comfortable working in a small team environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong listening and organizational skills, ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with careful attention to detail
  • Demonstrate related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrate comprehension of ceramic materials, glaze and clay body formulation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety regulations and best practices common in art and design production, especially pertaining to the safe use, handling, and management of a diversity of chemicals and equipment with varying levels of hazard
  • Knowledge of Google Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of ceramic processes and equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials and techniques used in ceramics processes and practices
  • Knowledge of ceramics equipment operation and maintenance; material forming; and firing methods
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technical and conceptual developments in the field of ceramic art and design

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Abide by facility COVID guidelines