We offer work sessions in the paper arts studio. These are for the newcomer to the advanced to explore paper fiber as a medium. Andrea will guide you through personalized technical and aesthetic possibilities. Contact for pricing or questions.
currently we have no onsite workshops due to covid
Artist Farm Intern
This is intended for the participant as a work trade. Working on Turkeyfoot Farm which is located on the same property as Hook Pottery Paper in exchange for personal self-directed studio work in the paper arts studio, unless the artist has particular goals that might need some guidance which can be discussed through the application process. If you would like to have a studio intern experience in a professional paper studio this would be the scheduled studio time listed below under schedule.
Our guiding farming principle is to manage the farm as a holistically contained ecosystem focused on regenerating the land, building soil, and enhance and increase biodiversity.
From holistic livestock management to soil fertility this internship provides you with a truly educational experience and leave you with the knowledge and skills of working on a regenerative farm.
You will be working alongside the farmer – extremely labor-intensive and rewarding. We are looking for people who have a deep interest in regenerating and establishing relationships with the land; the ideal candidate is a hard-working individual that is eager to learn, and works well with others.
It is essential for prospective interns to understand that farm work is very physical. We vary the tasks throughout the day; however, farm work is often repetitive by nature and very physically demanding. It is important to be realistic and honest about your physical stamina. We work in all types of weather conditions.
We’re especially excited to work with people who are interested in affecting meaningful change through farming.
THE PAPER STUDIO
Is equipped with a 2 lb. Reina beater, hydraulic press, a restraint drying system, numerous papermaking screens contemporary, experimental and traditional. Hook Pottery Paper is known for making indigenous papers from fibers in the area as well as contemporary and traditional handmade papers. The studio is also the working art studio of Andrea Peterson using paper and print as her mediums.
This would be a 14-day commitment. Arrival on Sunday – settle in, farm and studio tour
Day 1 & 2 farm
Days 3 – 11 farm morning and studio afternoon
Day 11 the afternoon will be finishing work and cleaning studio
Days 12 & 13 farm day
Day 14 departure
This is a typical day.
6:00 – 6:30 animal chores
6:30- 7:00 early morning garden tasks
7:00 – 7:30 breakfast
7:30 – 12:30 farm tasks
12:30- 1:00 lunch
1:00 – 5:30 farm tasks or studio time
This works out to 2 days on farm for 1 day in the studio. Farming tends not to work on a clock but more so the sun and weather. If we are baling hay or another task that goes beyond 5:30 we will finish the task before the day is done.
ACCOMMODATIONS, MEALS AND COMPENSATION
Interns are given basic housing with a bed and dresser. All meals are included and prepared in the house kitchen and we all eat together. This is an immersive experience. We do not pay interns but offer $50 in paper making fibers to be used during your studio time.
HOW TO APPLY
We ask you to send us an email through our contact page with a letter of intent citing your objectives, goals, expectations and availability, along with your curriculum vitae and 6 images of work no bigger than 72 dpi 6” x 6”. We offer internships June through September. You must be 20/21 years of age.
On receipt of your letter of intent we will review and set up a remote interview.