Apprentice members work as bisquer, clay maker, cleaner, maintenance person and as class sitters. These positions require a minimum commitment of one year. In return for work, membership fees and dues are waived. If you are interested in an apprentice position, please indicate this on your membership application.
Members and apprentice members are chosen by a jury of Guild members. A membership acceptance requires a dedication to artistry in clay work and proficiency with the medium as well as a commitment to the voluntary work required to keep the organization running. Experience in using kilns and mixing glazes is expected.
Membership fees are $40 per month. There is also an entrance fee that is payable over the first six months. All firings and material costs are extra. New members are expected to be able to work independently and are probationary for six months. Twice yearly, members have a sale of their work with a portion of the proceeds going to the Guild’s capital fund. Members are expected to work on this event and to participate as sellers if possible.