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Production Thrower

Company Overview


MMclay Website
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 www.mmclay.com for more info.

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Job Duties

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 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

Job Requirements

What you’ll need:

- Experience working in a clay studio
- 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

Physical Requirements:

**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.

Skills/Experience Preferred


$20/ hour starting pay. Negotiable based on experience.



Full Time, 30+ hours a week

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


Other Application Requirements

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.