Lansing Potters’ Guild’s Visiting Potter program is
designed to provide advanced potters an opportunity for independent
study and skill development in a cooperative environment with other
potters. The Guild provides an environment in which artistic and
production skills can be learned, clay and glaze materials are provided,
as well as a variety of printed resources, workshops, seminars and
mentoring assistance of Guild members. There should be no assumption
that participation in the VP program leads to additional VP terms
or to a more permanent association with the Guild.
Visiting Potter Term
a person may be a Visiting Potter for a maximum of two terms. The
first term is for eleven months from March 1 through January 31.
A second term for thirteen months from March 1 through March 31
of the following year may be possible upon reapplication and acceptance.
Application Requirements for 1st and 2nd Terms
potting skills typically requiring 8-10 terms of pottery study
or equivalent experience
of a completed application form to be received by the membership
chairperson no later than January 14, 2017
display at the Guild to be set up on January 28, 2017 that illustrates
proficiency in forming and glazing techniques and artistic and
creative understanding. Guidelines for the display include…
12 to 15 pieces of varied shapes and sizes made during
the past two years
pots with lids and handles or hand-built pieces with
body of work demonstrating the development of an idea
interview with the Guild membership committee
For a printer
friendly pdf application form click here.
criteria include technical competence and artistic expression with
clay, potential for growth, time availability, ability to handle
financial obligations and ability to function as part of an artist
cooperative. Artistic and technical competencies of those seeking
a second VP term are expected to show improvement. The number of
VPs selected may vary from year to year based on space availability
and the discretion of the membership committee.
Full participation in the Guild’s work requirements including
a minimum of 5 hours per month of “heavy” jobs (kiln
stacking, cleaning, glaze making, etc.), from 8-10 hours of
work per sale, and attendance at sale and general meetings.
Please note that most VPs find that Guild activities require
many hours beyond the minimum.
term annual fee of $300 plus a refundable $50 key deposit. Second
term annual fee of $355 plus the same key deposit.
For further information
Current Visiting Potters
Candy is finishing his second year as a visiting potter at the Guild
on March 31, 2017.
Fleishman and Sophie Wang are second year potters for the 2017 -
welcomes Debi Fast, Barbara Hranilovich and Chris Iott as first
year visiting potters for the 2017 - 2018 term.
here to see snapshots of all visiting potters.
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