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Friday, May 6, 2016

APPLY: Ceramics Internship at The Bascom, Highlands, NC

 2016 Dave Drake Studio Barn Summer Internship Program

The Bascom Dave Drake Studio Barn is looking for hard working, motivated clay artists who are willing to learn and dedicate their time to improving their craft, the studio, and themselves. Internship artists share the space with other students in our program. Internship artists work side by side with other members of the Studio Barn to create a community environment. We embrace this approach as we feel it is better for everyone considering we are striving to offer the most learning opportunities for visitors, students, and interns. The goal of the program is to provide a space, an opportunity, and guidance for an individual who wants to pursue creative ideas in their own work while also learning how to maintain and manage the day to day needs of a community studio. 

Work Schedule: 20 hours per week. 10 work hours for the studio/ceramics department and 10 hours + for the personal studio practice per week. 

Housing: Not provided 

The intern is not provided any monetary stipend during work exchange for the studio. Instead, clay, firing, access to the studio, and the opportunity to be studio assistant for professional ceramic artists will serve as payment for work hours completed each week. The intern is allotted up to 25 lbs of clay for each 10 hours completed per week. 

 Art by Appointments @ $30.00 per session 

  1.  Cover letter describing proficiency in clay, interest in position, and goals while at The Bascom. 
  2. Strong endorsement and 2 recommendations from professionals in the field and educational programs. 
  3. Resumé 
  4. 10 images on CD as Power Point presentation or with sequentially-numbered file names. 
  5. Image identification sheet for the images, which should include brief descriptions, dimensions, title, media, etc. 

All internship candidates are subject to a background check. Please send all application materials to Tonya Anderson, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator at

The Bascom is a 501©3 non-profit organization in Highlands, NC. they are offering a Ceramic’s Internship and I wanted to see if you would like to spread the word to your students.

Frank Vickery, our Director of Ceramics, has been working in clay for 20 years with multiple years devoted to instruction in clay arts. His personal works are concentrated in wheel throwing but Frank also has extensive experience in hand building and creating and embellishing clay forms. Frank has a Bachelors in Art Education and Bachelors in Fine Art from Winthrop University and a Masters of Fine Art from Western Carolina University.  

Please feel free to view The Bascom’s 2015 Touching Hearts through Art, 2015

The Bascom 323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741 

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