INTERNSHIP POSITIONS FOR THIS WORK CYCLE HAVE BEEN FILLED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE PROJECTS (END OF 2019 AND EARLY 2020) PLEASE SEND A BRIEF STATEMENT OF INTEREST, YOUR RESUME AND A LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO TO  cristinacordovastudio@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

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In preparation for an upcoming exhibition, I am looking for two interns to come offer support in the final stage of this work cycle from August 1st to September 7th, 2019 in either two or four-week intervals. 

You will receive behind the scenes access to the technical and logistical strategies involved in creating a body of work for a show as well as a chance to create some work of your own and receive feedback.

 We work each weekday from 9 am to 4 pm with some variability. Lodging, weekday lunches, clay, studio access, and kiln access are included. You must have a vehicle. 

Please send a brief statement of interest, your resume, and a link to your portfolio to cristinacordovastudio@gmail.com

Thank you! 

Below is a statement from my current intern, Sophie Gibson:

“Being in Cristina’s studio day to day over this past month gave me concrete, fear-dispelling understandings to ground my fantasies and quandaries about what it would mean to be a full-time studio artist. Generous, flexible, and incredibly hard-working, Cristina is wonderful to work for. She treats all who enter who studio with grace and professionalism. Seeing how Cristina organizes her space, manages her time, adeptly navigates a sensitive medium, balances the technical with the intuitive, and responds to the unexpected in a level-headed and calculating way have been invaluable. I have newfound respect for those who support themselves as studio artists.

My daily tasks have included doing rough construction of figurative sculptures from slabs and cylinders, preparing shrink slabs, ventilating sculptures, stacking kilns, scaling and refining reference and background images, cleaning and maintaining the studio, and processing orders for Cristina’s online business, Isla Transfers. Cristina shared her studio space with me outside of work hours, and as I constructed my own pieces she provided sage critiques and incredibly useful sculpting tips. Welcoming of other perspectives, Cristina made me feel like a respected collaborator as we worked through aesthetic and structural decisions about her pieces.

You will be well-suited to this internship if you are adaptable and self-motivated, organized, spatially aware, willing to ask clarification questions and engage in creative problem-solving. Meticulousness will be helpful in this stage of the process, as there is precise measuring, cutting, and mounting involved in assembling the photographic backgrounds in which Cristina locates her sculpted work. If you are interested in glazing techniques for sculptural ceramics, you will have the opportunity to see Cristina glaze, sandblast, and cold-work her pieces. I strongly recommend this internship – it is a window into Cristina’s methods and a rich, unique learning experience.” 

You can see some of Sophie's work here: https://vimeo.com/user52578816

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