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One of the benefits of being a member of Potters Council is the Mentoring Program. Whether you are looking for a mentor or you would like to be one. If you are not familiar with this program, please check out the link: http://ceramicartsda...toring-program/


Potters Council organization includes artists at many different levels of expertise, ranging from student, to recreational, to professional ceramic artist. This wide range of expertise will provide a great mix of mentors and mentees.


Benefits of Becoming a Mentor



  • Gain personal satisfaction from enriching the emerging artists’, students’, or established artists’ current artistic needs.
  • Give back to the ceramic community through the development of our peers, emerging artists, students, and ceramic professionals for the future by personally and professionally supporting their growth.
  • Enhance coaching, feedback and existing skills.
  • Exposure to new and different styles, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Receive a nomination from your Mentee for a Mentor Award.
  • Potters Council recognition.



Do you have knowledge and expertise to share with others? Are you ready to give back to the ceramic community as a mentor? You can get started by reviewing the Mentoring Guidelines and completing the online <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/potterscouncilmentorapplication" target="_blank">Mentor Application.



Below are artist who are in need of mentor - take a few minutes to see if you can help give back to the ceramic community...


Mentee #812 | Are you a good challenger? Fellow artist needs you!


Please consider helping a fellow potter in AK.


She is a thrower, hand builder, into sculpture, tile making, architectural ceramics and more. Her idea is to transition from functional to art pieces. Also interested in mold making, tiles, and learning to throw. If you can guide her, provide feedback on business, forms and aesthetics, undergrad and graduate submissions, please consider joining an altruistic crew of Mentors. She hopes for a 3-6 month Mentoring Relationship, but is open to smaller time frames, if necessary.


And if you have a great sense of humor, extra plus, plus, plus!




Mentee #803 | Atlanta Hand Builder needs help with techniques & art focus


please consider helping this Atlanta, GA artist. She is struggling with the decision between art and function, prefers hand building, and enjoys adding in social commentary. She hopes to learn shortcuts and techniques and is very open to instruction and tips. This is a short-term Mentoring arrangement (less than 3 months).



Mentee #804 | NC Potter With The Fever, Needs Mentoring Help


Please consider helping Mentee #804, a Neil Patterson-ish & Steven Hill-ish artist.


She is looking for help in learning new skills and techniques in clay (forming, finishing, and firing). Sculptor. She is in a new studio co-op. As an artist, she is trying to develop her own style and experimenting with wheel-thrown altered shapes...(hmmmm...sounds like a technique by clay master, Neil Patterson Website for Neil Patterson). She also requested help with spraying and dipping glazes....(hmmmm....sounds like a few Steven Hill skills needed Steven Hill's website).



This is a short-term placement (less than 3 months). She has a big studio opening in the next two months, so I imagine she wants to review ideas soon to help her move forward.

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To all~~~


It does not take too much time to Mentor. We need people from all backgrounds and with many different specialties. Most relationships are completed through emails. The Mentoring Partnerships are a gift as these relationships provide a one-on-one contact point for a fellow artist.


Please consider helping....even if just for a month or 3 months. Your business skills, photographing techniques, portfolio critiques, firing questions, and technique reviews are worth sharing...and we have Mentees asking.


Here is a link for more details....



Thank you again!

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