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Full time

Studio Potter

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Full Time Position Available

The Rookwood Pottery Company is located in the bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1880, Rookwood continues to build upon its rich heritage, creating the highest-quality pottery and tile in the United States. With a team of just over 60 employees, we are deeply committed to our mission: cultivating artistic inspiration, being active within our community, and balancing our legacy with forward-thinking momentum—ideas that are central to the Rookwood brand. We take pride in our process, our people, and our product; ultimately creating premier pieces with a story and a one-of-a-kind luxury experience that can only be Rookwood.

We are on the search for skilled potter, who thinks and creates outside the box, to join our talented hand- throwing team within Rookwood Studio. This team brings Rookwood’s treasured, one-of-a-kind pieces to life, producing innovative and quality forms with hand-applied textures/patterning that reflect Rookwood’s brand initiatives. As a hand-throwing potter, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with Rookwood artists and source inspiration from our 140-year-old archives and brand library of historical resources.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Throwing the requested products in a timely manner at our standing wheels
  • Fulfill pottery orders placed by the Retail Planner. Meet deadlines for filling the orders.
  • Production Pottery
  • Customer Interactions • Reporting

Production Pottery:

  • Learning alongside the seasoned potters to achieve consistency across products
  • Produce one-of-a-kind creative work that satisfies a theme
  • Driving yourself to throw more efficiently to maximize quantity and quality of production
  • Can take direction well, can switch gears with ease
  • Excellent time management skills, can monitor drying stages throughout the ceramic process

Customer Interactions:

  • Embracing the open studio and responding to customer questions and comments appropriately during events
  • Work, as needed, with Rookwood’s Marketing team to showcase and educating the customer about the Rookwood Pottery brand and production techniques
  • Maintaining studio cleanliness and presentation to improve the customer experience
  • Be a participant/representative in social media, demos, outreach programs, special events, etc.



  • Attend all meetings, training and professional development sessions as requested by supervisor.
  • Maintain supplies necessary for daily demonstrations and pottery production; keep records of production
  • and materials used.
  • Requirements:
  • Prior throwing experience required; candidates will show their wheel skills in an interview
  • Glazing, and decorative techniques required.
  • Familiarity operating the pugmill, spray gun, and electric kilns
  • Ability to throw up to 12 inches in height with even walls
  • An engaging and creative personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision as well as collaboratively as part of a team
  • Reliability, dependability and punctuality
  • Recording daily output in the production log as well as required company processes
  • Maintain a timely schedule to meet inventory requirements
  • Consistent communication with studio lead in regard to new pieces, challenges etc.
  • Have a positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds daily
  • Good hand-eye coordination and hand strength
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Willingness to work 40+ hours a week, possibly including weekends

Rookwood is a drug-free workplace. You must successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen to be considered for this position.

How to apply:

Rookwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

• Email with your resume and cover letter.



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