As a fellow artist, you probably get asked to provide art and/or your services for free. In order to preserve the value of my art and my knowledge (and to stop people from undervaluing the work that we artists do) I no longer give them away for free.
At this time, I am not offer any mentoring sessions, but if you’re looking to learn more about ceramics I recommend checking out Julia Galloway's Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans. The Field Guide includes a lot of valuable information.
I purchase most of my supplies as locally as possible from West Michigan Clay, Rovin Ceramics, or Runyan Pottery Supply. If they don't have what I need I also use Sheffield Pottery, Clay King, Bailey Pottery, the Ceramic Shop, Sanboa studio, Elan Transfers, and Diamond Core Tools.
All our pots are wrapped using Padpak Jr.
We are not hiring currently, but do offer an internship.
Wishing you all the best on your journey!