Our Artist in Residence program is open to qualified clay artists looking to enhance their knowledge and experience in a working studio environment. Residents are expected to work to develop a strong and cohesive body of work, have a visible presence in the studio and interact with members of the clay community and the public.  This year-long adventure starts on September 1, 2019 and continues through August 31, 2020.

Deadline: July 31, 2019 at midnight

Candice Klipfel, 2018-19 AIR

Candice Klipfel, 2018-19 AIR

Daphne Allen, 2018-19 AIR

Daphne Allen, 2018-19 AIR

What you should expect…

  • Use of fully equipped semi-private studio space where you will spend a minimum of 10 hours per week on your own work

  • Full run and use of the Clay Arts Center’s facilities

  • Materials and Firing allowance

  • Open invitation to attend all classes and workshops during residency

  • Opportunity to teach classes and receive compensation for teaching private lessons

  • A group show in the Schacht Gallery at the end of your residency

What we expect from you…

  • Working 15 regularly scheduled hours each week.  Duties will include loading, unloading & firing kilns, managing and maintaining studio facilities, equipment & inventory and performing other regular maintenance required in the daily operations of the facility.

  • Help with our two major fundraising events, including making at least 100 bowls for our Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser

  • Attend & represent the Center at community events, workshops & gallery openings.

What is required…

  • The candidate must have a BFA, BS or MFA with a concentration in Ceramics, be dependable, reliable and self-motivated and have experienced and understand a communal studio environment

  • The candidate must complete and submit the online application by July 20th

Complete the online application for the Artist in Residence Program below, then email Jill Kovachick ( a zip file of your 10 jpeg images (no larger than 2 MB each) by the deadline.

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Please label your images as follows: 1_LastName_Title, as it corresponds to the numbers on your image list. Email your 10 images to as soon as you submit this form.