Metalware Production Assistant
We are looking for a motivated and creative individual to assist our resident jeweller and metalsmith, Stephanie, with the production of deVOL’s new range of handcrafted kitchen hardware. This position would suit a new graduate from a metalsmithing, silversmithing or jewellery background with practical making skills as well as a creative design and development interest.
The role includes assisting with the production and finishing of new and existing kitchen products such as cup handles, knobs, pulls, shelf brackets and other accessories. The position also benefits from the opportunity to progress and develop a career within a small but rapidly growing company, with the potential to design and produce their own metalware products.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about making, can work to deadlines, and has a clear drive and determination for their craft, with a keen eye for detail and finishing techniques.
- Knowledge and experience with metal casting and fabricating techniques, specifically sandcasting and cleaning up casts in brass, bronze and copper.
- General metals bench skills such as forming, soldering, drilling, piercing, polishing and finishing techniques.
- Knowledge and experience with applying natural patinas, such as aging, oxidising and Verdigris’.
- An expressed natural understanding of form, aesthetic and utility in designing and making handmade objects.
CV’s that are not accompanied by a portfolio and letter will unfortunately not be considered. Salary 16k to 18k depending on experience. Job Location: Cotes Mill Showroom, Loughborough.
More information on our metalware products can be found here: https://www.devolkitchens.co.uk/interiors/ceramics/devol-handcrafted-cup-handles
“Employing over 50 design graduates, with manufacturing and design offices across 8 premises in Leicestershire and London; deVOL is one of the leading and most highly respected kitchen/interior design companies in the UK.
Working from our Cotes Mill showroom; a 500 year old water mill, you will be situated in a unique and creative design environment set within 12 acres of grounds with extensive river frontage. The beautiful grounds are also home to our family of doves, chickens, guinea fowl, swans, peacocks, fallow deer, rabbits and cats.
For our craft designers, working with clay and metal is about as rewarding as it gets; with just simple raw materials and fire, they are able to craft beautifully unique objects for functional and decorative use. These timeless skills really go hand in hand and it’s so inspiring to see them kept alive here every day at the mill.”