upcoming: Northern Clay Workshop with Olivia Tani

Would you make it in a slump? Would you prefer it on a hump? Join NCC studio artist Olivia Tani in the studio for a two-day workshop to revolutionize the possibilities of utilizing hump and slump molds in your own making routines. Watch and absorb demonstrations of her masterful techniques using molds to transform slabs into carefully considered, dynamic plates, then practice a similar process where a mold is just the beginning. You’ll drape, carve, and incorporate wheel techniques to shape and trim your form, and add a foot. You’ll examine and integrate every square inch of surface as you plan, build, reduce, and smooth a large plate. Learn about making your own bisque mold off of another form or on the wheel, how to construct and what to consider. Bring your own mold to use during the workshop. It can be an existing plaster or bisque mold or even a ceramic, plastic, or metal form. X2: Saturday & Sunday, February 20 & 21, 12 — 4 pm Instructor: Olivia Tani Fee: $115 non-members (members recieve 5% discount)


Find out more HERE and see a listing of other upcoming workshops and events!

job posting: Just Potters

JustPotters Manager
Job Posting
December 2020
Application Deadline: January 18, 2021

Link to the Mission At JustWork, we aspire to be a part of a healthy community where people are meaningfully and gainfully employed and where business practices embrace an ethical, social mandate. To achieve this, JustWork offers dignified, meaningful work opportunities for people facing multiple barriers to employment through operating three social enterprises: JustCatering, JustRenos and JustPotters. A social enterprise is an organization pursuing both social/environmental and financial goals. Central to our organization’s aim is the social value of creating working contexts where those with some kind of disability or working barrier can become agents of their own transformation.
JustPotters (founded in 2006) is a social enterprise operated by JustWork Economic Initiative. Our goal is to offer dignified work for people who face barriers to employment, while providing our wholesale, and retail customers with beautiful, locally handcrafted ceramics.

We are currently looking for JustPotters Manager who can oversee the production of ceramics to both retail stores and direct sales to customers. The manager is also responsible for overseeing pottery classes and workshops that are scheduled on a regular basis throughout the year.

The Ideal Candidate We are looking for someone who is passionate about doing a job that will make a positive impact in the community. This passion should be combined with skills and experience in each of these areas:

  • Ceramic Arts: Expertise in ceramic arts, providing guidance as well as hands-on assistance. This involves experience with wheel throwing, hand-building, as well as firing and glazing.
  • Studio Management: Experience in organizing of bisque and glaze firings, loading and unloading kilns, order coordination, shipping and receiving, ordering supplies, quality control, general studio maintenance.
  • People: Demonstrated ability to work well alongside people who come from a range of socio- economic backgrounds and who face a variety of physical and mental disabilities. Previous management experience is an asset.
  • Workshops: Experience in teaching and/or leading workshops is a plus, including preparing course descriptions and syllabus.
  • Administration: A demonstrated ability to manage customer inquiries and requests, as well as tasks such as invoicing and payroll.


  • 4+ years of ceramics arts experience; 2+ years in a supervisory role.
  • Able to work well with people from diverse backgrounds, and people facing barriers to employment
  • Extremely dependable. Good role model. Pleasant demeanor.
  • Comfortable functioning in a Christian faith-based organization.
  • Driver’s license is a plus.

Time Commitment:
This role is for 20-30 hours per week. The role is for a period of 12 months as maternity leave coverage position. The successful candidate would need to start the position by mid-February 2021.

This person will report to the JustWork Executive Director

●  This is role is paid on an hourly basis.
●  Wages are $22-25 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

If interested, please send your resume and a letter outlining your interest to our operations coordinator at ​info@justwork.ca​.