Michiana Pottery Tour is September 23/24, 2023!



Justin is happy to work with you to set up an internship that is right for you. Goshen and the surrounding region is a great place for ceramics and other fine craft. Historic Goshen in a blossoming arts and crafts community. The cost of living is low, and access to other midwestern cities is relatively easy. Part-time or seasonal jobs and small apartments can be easily arranged. Past Interns have arranged their own housing and part time jobs relatively easily.

As an intern you will have access to Justin’s clay studio which is well equipped with kilns, wheels, and other tools and materials in exchange for work around the studio and kiln sites. You can learn about ceramic decals, wood firing, soda firing, running a small business, and many other skills to help prepare you for future work in the craft field. Past interns have spent 3 months to 1 year in Goshen working with Justin.

Please email jrothshank@gmail.com directly if you have questions, or are interested in setting up an internship.

Summer 2010 interns Zach Tate and Craig Hartenberger, along with Justin, co-wrote an article for Studio Potter Magazine reflecting on their experience at Rothshank Artworks, Clay Bottom Farm, and the city of Goshen. Zach, Craig, and Justin also presented a panel discussion about education outside the formal classroom during NCECA 2011 in Tampa.

Past Artist Interns:

2019, Alex Paat, www.alexpaat.com
2018, Jacob Hostetler, www.woodgrainpottery.etsy.com
2017, Taylor Emery, www.claybytay.com
2017, Caitlyn O’Neal, www.facebook.com/caitlynshirleyonealart
2016, Parker Hunt, parkermhunt.wixsite.com/vesselmaker
2016, Sadie Misiuk, www.smisiukceramics.com
2016, Garrett DeLooze, www.etsy.com/shop/DeLoozePottery
2015, Cindy Gibson, www.cindygibson.net
2015, Maddie Gerig, www.madelinegerigpottery.com
2014, Jamie Morrow, www.jamielynmorrow.com
2014, Mark Tarabula, www.cargocollective.com/marktarabula
2013, Rebecca Krofcheck, www.rebeccakrofcheck.weebly.com
2012, Meghan Borland, www.meghanborland.com
2011, Ryan Taylor, www.rtceramics.com
2010, Craig Hartenberger, craighartenbergerceramics.blogspot.com
2010, Zach Tate, www.zachtateclayworks.com