Educational Alliance Art School Ceramics Student Apprentice Program

The Ceramics Student Apprentice Program at Educational Alliance Art School, located in the Manny Cantor Center, offers a competitive opportunity for ceramics students to receive advanced training in studio craft and material sciences. This year-long program aims to support emerging artists by providing the time and space necessary to develop their creative practices. Apprentices are awarded a full scholarship for one of our 10-week Ceramics Courses during the Fall 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025 terms, along with professional training from our Ceramics Education Manager. At the end of the program, apprentices are given space in one of our art galleries to present and curate their artwork in our annual Ceramics Apprenticeship exhibition.

Apprentices will receive professional training in the following areas:

  • Clay and glaze composition and science
  • Loading and firing of oxidation kilns
  • Maintenance of ceramic studios and equipment

Application Requirements:

Apply to the program by Sunday, July 28, 2024.


  • At least three years of hands-on ceramics experience (formal or informal).
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly.
  • A desire to contribute to a community-based art school.
  • Ability to commit to 10 hours of volunteer time per week for the duration of the apprenticeship (5 hours on Tuesdays from 4-9pm, and 5 hours on Saturdays or Sundays from 1-6pm).

Application Materials: Have the following items ready to enter or upload:

  • Completed application entry fields.
  • 5 images of your work completed in the last two years (PDF, JPEG, PNG).
  • Image Description List (PDF).
  • Resume/CV (PDF).
  • Artist Statement of Interest (PDF).

Educational Alliance Art School 2024 Ceramic Student Apprentice Program | Applicant Form

Artist Information

Artist Education

Please enter a number from 1900 to 2024.
**Please note, that a college degree is not required to apply for the apprenticeship. We encourage applicants who would like to make clay and creativity a continuing part of their lives, even if they have not pursued a post-secondary degree in an institutional setting.
Please enter a number from 1900 to 2024.
Please enter a number from 1900 to 2024.
**A minimum of 3 years (total) hands-on experience is required to apply. Please use this space to describe your experience in ceramics (Courses at other institutions, mentorship, apprenticeship, individual practice, etc.). Please include approximate dates.
**Please provide the contact information for one reference who can speak to your commitment to ceramics. Please include the name, phone, email, and this person's relationship to you.

Artist Portfolio

In this section, please upload five images of your work, a document of image descriptions, your resume or CV, and your Artist Statement of Interest ready for upload. Guidelines for each document are listed below.
Please upload 5 digital images of your work completed during the last two years. Each image file should be named with YourLastName_WorkTitle. We can accept jpg, pdf, or png files.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, png, Max. file size: 100 MB, Max. files: 6.
    Please upload an Image Description List. Include the following information for each piece submitted and save your list as a PDF. Please put your name at the top of the page. 1. Title (name of the work) 2. Date (when work was completed) 3. Dimensions (Height” x Width” x Depth”) 4. Medium (kind of clay, surface materials used, method and temperature of firing) 5. Description of process or concept (I.e. - wheel thrown, coil built, etc. Include surface techniques such as burnished, sgrafitto, etc.)
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Guidelines for Your Artist Statement of Interest: Introduce yourself and your background in ceramics, highlighting key themes and ideas in your work. Discuss specific projects that showcase your style and vision, explaining your artistic goals and how you see your work evolving. Describe the challenges you face and how the Ceramics Student Apprentice Program can help you overcome them. Reflect on the skills and experiences you hope to gain from the program and how you plan to contribute to the Educational Alliance Art School community. Conclude with your interest in the program and why you are an ideal candidate. This statement shouldn't exceed 1000 words.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, Max. file size: 100 MB.