Rookwood is in a resurgent position, following its fame as a great American Pottery begun in the 1880's and brought back to Cincinnati in 2005. The current staff is 50. Full-time on-site clay and glaze chemist; familiar with molecular glaze and clay body formulation; involvement in clay body testing and quality; glaze color development and modification (use of photo spectrometer); review and expand glaze offerings for tile and pressing, hand-thrown, slip cast, jiggered dinnerware and decorative tile. Gas fired Blau fired at cone 6. Ability to communicate clearly with personnel in the various sections of the production areas as well as interfacing with the staff in tile sales and retail area; raw materials supply and monitoring; responsibility to maintain orders of blended clay body and monitor quality from supplier; oversee all lab testing and batching of glazes (coordinate with lab assistant and batching employees); assist with the aesthetic progress of the pottery as a whole. Suggested salary $95 to $115K.
Rockwood pottery home page - made in the United States since 1880