Studio Potter / Production Thrower




25-35$ / hour

Job Description

About MMClay

MMclay is a San Francisco-based studio run by ceramic artist and designer MaryMar Keenan. We produce handmade dinnerware and ceramic tabletop pieces for some of the best restaurants in the country, a growing number of interior designers, and tables all over the world. Please check out our website for more info.


The position

MMclay is seeking a skilled production assistant/ studio potter who is skilled at throwing on the pottery wheel and capable of reproducing designs with precision and efficiency. Looking for someone who is passionate about having their hands in clay, knows quite a bit about ceramics, and has a solid understanding of the nuances of clay and the pottery making process.


What you’ll need:

  • Experience working in a clay studio
  • Ability to throw precise consistent shapes prolifically
  • A curious mind and a willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to create your own structure in a small studio space, while balancing multiple projects and deadlines
  • The ability to work in a VERY fast paced, collaborative, team-focused environment
  • A keen eye for the details: methodical and logical
  • Develop an understanding of the MMclay product lines, and the characteristics unique to each piece
  • Ability to take direction and receive feedback, and give constructive feedback in return
  • Proficient with Google Workspace (formally Google Suite)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work 30+ hours a week, possibly including weekends


What you’ll do:

  • Throwing the requested products with efficiency and proficiency
  • Wedging and reclaiming clay
  • Maintaining the structure, character and integrity of each piece
  • Achieve consistency across products
  • Throw each piece to the standard of the production sample
  • Be willing to challenge yourself to throw more efficiently to maximize quantity and quality of production
  • Maintain studio cleanliness
  • Assist with loading clay and materials weekly


Physical Requirements:

  • Note that this position is very physical and requires considerable amount of strength and energy.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more
  • Extended periods of time on your feet and at the wheel
  • Comfortable with repetition.



  • 25-35$/ hour starting pay-negotiable based on experience.


If you are interested in this position, please apply with a cover letter and your resume. We are excited to hear from you!

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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

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1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
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