The purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice. One of the many ways that NCECA supports its members is by providing opportunities to engage in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences of other artists and their cultures. Since launching this initiative, NCECA has participated in programs in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. NCECA is committed to the idea that global interface will continue to play an important role in our organization’s efforts to sustain and advance a vibrant ceramic art and education community.

Consideration for NCECA International Residency opportunities is open all NCECA members.



The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) is pleased to announce Seismic State: California Ceramics, selected by NCECA as part of its 2022 conference in Sacramento. What work have you done that feels new, fresh, and ground-breaking? As much as we crave stability, are we not also drawn to change and shake-ups? How does this show in your work?  This show will celebrate the diversity of sculptural & functional work by artists living & working in the state today. Juror Beth Ann Gerstein‘s selections will join pieces by invited artists Ashwini Bhat, Keiko Fukazawa, Ben Medansky, Crystal Morey, Kristen Morgin, Adam Shiverdecker, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Kim Tucker, & Wanxin Zhang.

The exhibition is sponsored by the ACGA and hosted by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, within walking distance of the NCECA conference. It will be promoted in conference materials as well as postcards, social media, and emails from ACGA and Sparrow Gallery.

Juror Beth Ann Gerstein joined the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) as Executive Director in 2014, following a twenty-year tenure as Executive Director of the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Entry Instructions –
Open to artists currently living and working in California. Artwork must be predominantly ceramic, and may be sculptural or functional.

Artists may enter up to three pieces of work, submitting up to 2 images per piece. One full view is required. Each ‘piece’ may be a single item or an assemblage meant to be shown as a unit. Do not enter a piece that is not already created.

JPG images only, at least 1200 pixels on the shortest side and at least 1920 pixels on the longest side.
File size no larger than 6 MB.
Description of work must include materials, dimensions, and mounting category (floor, wall, pedestal).
Description may include technique, firing method, concept, message, etc.
Title your main image using this format: LastName_Title.jpg.
Optional detail image: LastName_Title_Detail.jpg.

NOTE THAT YOUR ‘ENTRY’ EQUALS ALL OF THE PIECES YOU PLAN ON ENTERING COMBINED. Please do not click ‘Submit this Entry’ until you have uploaded all of the pieces that you plan to enter. Use the ‘Add Piece’ button to enter multiple pieces.

After uploading your images, please check how your entry will look by clicking ‘See Jury View’ on the right side of the page. When you are ready to pay, click the ‘Submit This Entry’ Button to finalize and pay for your entry.
Entry fees: ACGA Members $25      Non-Members $35

Link to entry form:
Deadline to enter is November 15, 2021


We are building a new soda kiln and are prioritizing resident applications for the spring who will focus on soda firing during their time with us! Applications are due October 4, 2021 for the Spring 2022 Soda Firing Residency; April 4, 2022 it will return to the open call to ceramic residents for Fall 2022.

Located at Sonoma Community Center, the Sonoma Ceramics Residency Program offers two 6-month residencies per year for a self- directed emerging or established ceramic artist. It is an intimate and supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work for a solo exhibition at the conclusion of the residency. Furnished studio apartment, semi-private studio, and free firings are included as well as a monthly stipend of $750 in exchange for 20 hours of week per work. Paid teaching opportunities are also available.

SETTING: Located in the heart of Sonoma County’s picturesque wine country, one hour north of San Francisco, and in the quaint downtown of Sonoma, this residency is designed to benefit those who are dedicated to the ceramics medium and those interested in working closely with our studio members.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all ceramic artists who are able to legally work in the US.

HOUSING: The Resident’s studio apartment, located onsite, is fully furnished and has a kitchenette, access to a full-sized commercial kitchen, internet, utilities, mailbox, parking, and a bicycle.

DUE DATES: Applications are due October 4 (soda firing) and April 4 (open to all ceramic methodologies).

CONTACT:  Director of Ceramics Kala Stein at 707-938-4626 x9

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is hosting several online workshops this fall that range from 2-3 days to several weeks long running through mid-October into January, 2022. Mediums included are digital fabrication, photography, painting and drawing. Click here for a full list of fall and winter workshops
January 3-21, 2022: Participants may register for one, two or all three weeks at $1,000 per week
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
Anderson Ranch’s Facilitated Studio Practices provide artists the opportunity to work on independent projects while receiving regular one-on-one mentoring and critique sessions with Anderson Ranch artistic staff and interns. Each participant receives an assigned studio space, orientation and access to equipment, as well as five hours of weekly technical guidance in the Ranch’s state-of-the-art facilities. Applicants must submit project proposals or portfolios for approval. A limited number of participants will be accepted and rigorous health and safety standards, as well as social distancing requirements, must be followed. Click here for more information 

Anderson Ranch’s Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. Residents have access to world-class facilities and studio time, free from everyday pressures. Residents can pursue interdisciplinary projects among a community of working artists, and gain feedback from prominent Visiting Artists and Critics. The Ranch setting is specifically crafted to aid artists in the production of their work. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. Resident artists will be provided housing, studio space and meals. Residencies are offered in ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Fall residents pay a fee of $1,500 for the 10 weeks at the Ranch. Spring residents pay a fee of $750 for the five weeks at the Ranch. Four of the 28 residencies are fully funded fellowships awarded by the jury panel. Residencies are offered during Spring and Fall terms each year.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be accepting applications for the Fall 2022 (10 weeks from October – December) and Spring 2023 (5 weeks from mid-March to mid-April) residency programs. The application process will begin in December 2021 and will be due in mid-February 2022. Click here for more information

Anderson Ranch Arts Center provides a variety of internship opportunities year-round, with the majority offered in conjunction with the summer workshops. Interns become a part of the Ranch family to uncover, develop and stretch their creative spirits in the visual arts. Interns have the opportunity not only to assist in workshops, events and special projects, but also to work with and meet artists and gifted instructors in a supportive community. Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be accepting applications in early January for Summer 2022 interns. Click here for more information
From traditional to contemporary practices, Anderson Ranch offers more than 150 workshops in eight artistic disciplines ranging from two- and three-dimensional workshops to digital and virtual reality workshops. The Ranch is a safe and welcoming place to experiment, fail, start again, be inspired, learn, improve and connect. Registration for Summer 2022 Workshops will begin January 3, 2022 on anderson
Featured Faculty Include:

John Gill teaches at Alfred University. He has received numerous awards, including honors from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.

Andrea Gill is a Professor Emerita at Alfred University. Her works are in the permanent collections of the LACMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.Andrea Gill is a professor Emerita at Alfred University. Her works are in the permanent collection of the LACMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Randy Johnston is recognized internationally as an artist and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, two Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Distinguished Teaching Award in American Arts from the James Renwick Society of the Smithsonian. He received his MFA from Southern Illinois University and a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Warren MacKenzie. He also studied in Japan at the pottery studio of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was a student of Shoji Hamada. Johnston has presented hundreds of lectures and guest artist presentations worldwide and is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. His work is in numerous international museums and private collections including the Boston Museum fine Arts, Victoria and Albert, Minneapolis Institute Arts and the Renwick/Smithsonian.

Jan Mckeachie Johnston studied at the University of Minnesota, Southern Illinois University, and The University of WI at River Falls. She received her BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Since 1979 Jan has been active in teaching workshops across the United States and Chile, serving as a visiting lecturer at UWRF, and working in her Wisconsin studio. For the past 40 years she has participated in important national and international exhibitions including American Shino, at Babcock Galleries in New York, NY in 2001 and the 1997 Moegi Gallery’s 18 American Potters Exhibit in Japan, Sculptural Utility, a solo exhibition, at Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA. 2004, and A Touch of Humanity, Schaller Gallery 2018. She has been a guest artist in St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Paul, and Santiago, Chile. Her work has also been featured in Clay Times and Ceramics Monthly, and she is represented in many private and public collections, including the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota; and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Virgil Ortiz is one of the most avant-garde artists of his time. Through his exploration of working with clay and various media–graphics, fashion, film, and video, Ortiz fuses historic events with sci-fi and fantasy, yielding imagery that is both provocative and futuristic. Ortiz’s exquisite works are exhibited in museum collections around the world.

“Clay core of all my creations. My work centers on preserving traditional Cochiti culture and art forms. It’s important to recognize that Pueblo communities are very much alive and have a level of vitality that speaks to generations of strength, persistence, brilliance, and thriving energy.” – Virgil Ortiz

Beam Center is a Brooklyn, New York-based, not-for-profit organization that focuses on self-directed growth through ambitious, collaborative project-making. Beam Center believes that all young people are capable of spectacular things. We’ve been proving it for 17 years in schools across NYC and at Beam Camp, where young people realize large-scale projects designed by world-class architects, artists and engineers.

Each year, Beam has conducted an international search for spectacular project ideas to be built at Beam Camp in New Hampshire. For the first time this year, we are putting out an Open Call for three big ideas for our three locations:

Winning proposals will be selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members. Selected artists work with Beam’s Project Team, including Beam Staff and youth, to bring these projects to life.

Check out the 2021 NYC Beam Project and our Beam Camp projects to get an idea of the scale at which we work.

The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) is pleased to receive submission proposals from artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions for 2022 and 2023. Please contact for gallery dimensions.

The ACC is interested in cultivating and showcasing work that strengthens the role of craft in contemporary culture. ACC Galleries exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists. We are seeking work that highlights mastery in craftsmanship, celebrates craft and/or pushes the boundaries of craft. Exhibitions can be individual or group shows.

The selection committee will be looking for bodies of work/installations that are cohesive, well considered, informative, and which promote craft and contemporary craft practices. Exhibitions are two months in duration and a $200 honorarium per exhibition is offered to help support shipping/delivery of artwork. Artwork is insured while on the premises.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Submissions must include the following:
Letter of Intent/Proposal:
A clear description of theme/concept and the type of work defined by medium, technique, or function (maximum of 500 words). Please describe your current artistic practice, the proposed body of work, installation and overall intent or concept of the exhibition. Proposed or working title of the exhibition, and a list of artist/s and justification for their inclusion if the proposal is curatorial or a group exhibition. Please also note the 3 different gallery space layouts shown here with dimensions, and note any preference as to the gallery space chosen for your proposal.

Support Material:
A list of works to be exhibited (include artist, title, medium, dimensions, date of work) or if not yet created, a list of what is planned for inclusion. Support material which can include any materials relevant to the application, images (maximum of 20), promotional materials, reviews and catalogs. Image requirements are as follows: JPEG format, maximum of 1024 x 768 resolution. A list of the support material provided including the title, medium, dimensions, and date. A curriculum vitae of the principal organizer/curator or artist in preparation for the application we suggest that you have a CV that reflects: previous exhibitions, educational background, honors & awards, permanent collections & commissions and residencies.

Applications will only be accepted by email or through
Proposals for this call will be accepted until midnight, Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
Questions? Please contact:
Phone: 931-372-3051

Submit your proposal to:

2021 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award
Focus on Representational Realism Sculpture Juror – Mark Dion

Young Sculptors, U.S. residents, ages 25 – 35 as of competition entry are invited to participate in a biennial juried competition for the 2021 $10, 000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. There are three awards associated with this competition, a $10,000.00 Yeck Purchase Award, a $ 2500.00 Second Place Award and a $ 2000.00 Third Place Award. Entrants should have achieved a significant degree of success as an emerging artist of noteworthy talent. The winner will become part of the Miami University Young Sculptors of the Twenty-First Century Collection.

For details and Entry form visit
Post-mark deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Mighty Mud is an active, urban ceramic-centric studio comprised of two buildings (16,000 square feet combined) and a large clay shed, stocked with 30+ varieties of clay. We have 42 artist studios, with over 100 local artists renting space in those studios, and an average of 1000 students per year. Mighty Mud hosts a gallery, an exhibition space, class space, and extensive glaze and clay retail. We have 15 electric wheels, a glaze lab, 5+ indoor electric kilns, a wood fired kiln, two slab rollers, an extruder, a documentation (photo booth) area, a spray booth, and a large outdoor area for projects. Mighty Mud’s artist-in-residence program provides a unique opportunity for artists to work in a collaborative community. Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to develop their existing bodies of work and explore new processes and concepts as well as take part in studio events. The residency allows artists to shape and structure their time to fit their own goals and contribute to the studio. Residents are expected to spend 10 hours per week in various roles: as a studio technician, at the retail counter, during open studio hours helping members and students, and with studio wash downs. Extra income can be earned through teaching workshop(s).
Deadline extended! Apply by July 15, 2020. Details to be found at this link

The purpose of the 3-Wing Visiting Artist Fellowship is to provide work compensation for an established artist in the ceramics field to visit the Lighthouse ArtCenter Ceramic Studio over a 2-week period. The funding is through an endowment made by friends of the school, whose workshop experience with visiting artists inspired them to create this opportunity for others.
Deadline for Application: August 31st, 2021

For Fellowship and application details visit:

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a non-profit organization in 1999 to promote the visual, performing, and literary arts and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Guided by the Hellenic history and culture, the Foundation will promote artistic dialogue between the Greek, American, and International communities of artists. SkopArt is an opportunity for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture.

The ceramics area is open with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There are two electric kilns, three wheels, and a traditional, Greek, wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, a world renowned potter, known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx surface.

Accepting Residency Applications for 2022

The Michael Miller Scholarship Fund advances and encourages residency opportunities for artists in printmaking, drawing, filmmaking/videography, painting, and ceramics.

Award: Two-week studio residency, lodging for 14 days, low-fire clay, glazes, and firings (electric). Awarded residencies may be schedule between May 15th and September 15th. The ceramics studio is an open air studio with unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea. Housing is a 3-minute walk from the studio. Eligible candidates are artists over 18 years old. Scholarships will be granted on quality and content of the artwork, intended project, and artist statements. Artists must have adequate experience to utilize printmaking and ceramics facilities. Travel costs and meals not included in the award. Resident artists are asked to donate one work to SkopArt and to submit a final report either through writing or video.

The Ceramics Program at The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design is accepting applications for our artist-in-residence (AIR) program. The one-year residency is from August 15 to August 1with the possibility of a one-year extension (for a total of 2 years) for an emerging or established professional clay artist. We welcome applications from the US and abroad.

Residence will have:
12×20 semi-private room
access to wood, salt, soda, raku, wood raku, electric and reduction kilns as well as access to glaze materials
24/7 studio access
Free wood for wood firings
Free reclaim clay
Access to nationally recognized clay workshop artists
Solo show at the University of North Dakota
opportunity to teach a class in fall and/or spring semester through the University of North Dakota with pay (pending adequate student enrollment and availability of funding)
Excellent research funding

The Department of Art and Design has a strong visiting artist workshop program. We have had artists such as Cheech Marin, Sunshine Cobb, Amy Smith, Josh DeWeese, Lana Wilson, Tara Wilson, Tom & Elaine Coleman, Tom Bartel, Kurt Weiser, Sam Chung, Rebekah Bogard and many more. There are many other visiting artist workshops occurring throughout the year within the Department of Art and Design.

Preference will be given to applicants with an MFA (BFA/BA’s are welcome to apply.)  Candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance and potential for instructional support will be considered in the selection process. The artist-in-residence is required to work 15-19 hours per week in the clay studio area. Occasional teaching duties may occur during faculty absence as part of those hours. Resident will periodically provide demonstrations and/or participate in class discussions and mid-term and final critiques in the intermediate and advanced classes. The resident may be asked to teach workshops and/or academic classes at the University of North Dakota and will be compensated for these courses.

Application deadline this year is open until filled. Primary evaluation of candidates begins each on March 31st

To apply, candidates must submit:
• Application contact Info (this page at bottom)
• 20 digital images of recent work submitted as jpgs.  ABSOLUTELY NO LINKS
• Image list must include title of piece, year made, materials, dimensions
• Cover letter describing qualifications and intent
• Artist’s statement
• C/V or Resume
• Contact information of three references who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications as a potential resident. Please do not send letters of reference.

***Send application information to: Wesley Smith, Associate Professor, Ceramics:

Questions concerning the residency and completed applications can be sent to or call 701-777-3362

Application contact info:
Best phone contact number:

For additional information about the ceramics program or the Department of Art and Design, go to:

The Artist-in-Residence Program Overview the Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists within varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA. Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our diverse student/community where they have the opportunity to refine their skills teaching workshops and eight-week classes. They also participate in special events. The Armory provides a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work. Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit work they have created during their residency. Residents also receive a generous monthly stipend and are also paid for teaching and extracurricular events in the community.
Artist-in-Residence 2021-2022
Residency Period: August 30, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Arrive Monday, August 23, 2021
Now accepting applications: APPLY HERE
For 60 years, artists have been advancing their careers at Clay Art Center. Our Residency program, which commences each year in September, is uniquely designed for emerging artists who need time and space to develop their voices.
Residents gain invaluable experience working in a community environment, teaching classes, sharing their technical knowledge and expertise, and managing many jobs around the studio.
Clay Art Center provides a supportive ceramic community, while appreciating the need for privacy and independent work.
• One year program commencing each September
• Private 10′ x 10′ studio space
• Free firing
• Monthly $300 stipend for materials
• Paid teaching opportunities
• Exhibition in Clay Art Center gallery at end of program
• Regular critiques with fellow Artist in Residence and Clay Art Center staff
• Access to professional development opportunities
• One year commitment
• Residents must assist with studio maintenance (approximately 10 to 15 hours per week mixing glaze, pugging clay, and firing student work).
• Before the end of the residency, we ask that the residents work together to create approximately 200 small artworks for our annual fundraiser in October
Now accepting applications: APPLY HERE
Join us to learn about how the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education can help you take your ceramic practice to the next level. We will discuss the program’s many components before opening the floor to questions.

Now entering its fifth year, MN NICE is a rigorous program developed in collaboration with Program Head Ursula Hargens. MN NICE provides personalized professional development for artists who are serious about taking the next step in their ceramic evolution. The program is designed to respond to the changing needs of emerging makers with high-level training and mentorship in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practice. Through innovative instruction and individual mentorship, artists build skills, knowledge, and insight.

Please email Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp at if you wish to attend this session remotely.
Each year, Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY welcomes several talented emerging artists to Clay Art Center as part of our Artist in Residence program. The program commences each September, and is designed to allow artists the time and space they need to develop their voices. Residents teach classes, share their expertise, assist with studio responsibilities, and contribute greatly to the artistic vibrancy of the Center.

  • One year program commencing each September
  • Private 10′ x 10′ studio space
  • Free firing
  • Monthly stipend for materials ($300/mo for artists in residence)
  • Paid on-site teaching opportunities
  • Exhibition in gallery at end of program


  • One year commitment
  • Residents must assist with studio maintenance (approximately 10 hours per week mixing glaze, pugging clay, and firing student work).
  • Before the end of the residency, we ask that the residents work together to create approximately 200 small artworks for our annual fundraiser in October
  • Living space is not provided


  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents
  • BFA or MFA highly recommended

How to Apply

For application details, visit,

Any questions, contact

PLAYA’s mission:

On the edge of the Great Basin in Oregon, PLAYA provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences, encouraging dialogue to bring positive change to the environment and the world.

PLAYA has two application deadlines each year: March 1 (for Fall  sessions running August – December) and September 1, (for Spring sessions running January – June). For questions regarding these upcoming residencies or general information please email

Please look under the Apply menu on our website for NEW guidelines and how to apply online using Submittable Residencies include housing in fully equipped cabins, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at no cost. There is a $35 application fee for individuals ($70 for collaborative teams) to cover administrative costs.

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes. Away from the urgencies of daily life, residents can focus on their projects, immerse in a desert landscape of basin and rangeland, and find inspiration through self-directed inquiry.

Deborah Ford
Executive Director

47531 Highway 31
Summer Lake, OR 97640

PLAYA’s Mission
On the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, the solitude and the community to reflect and to engage their work through its residency program. PLAYA supports innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry and encourages dialogue between disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world.

PLAYA is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax-deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.

Dear Colleagues, Students, and Ceramic Enthusiasts,

Come to China and Study Ceramics with West Virginia University at the World Famous Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop!!!

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University has teamed to offer a comprehensive study opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  For the last 21 years, we have teamed to offer a study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin’s Terra Cotta Army, Ancient Capital of Xi’an, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world.  High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yao ware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

Summer Semester 2017
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $7500*

2017 Summer artists/Faculty: Boomer Moore, Kelly O’Briant, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

This fee covers International airfare, in-country travel, all lodging, food (an exception being during the Beijing travel portion of the program), materials, and 6 graduate or undergraduate transferable credits from West Virginia University.

Fall Semester 2017
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $12,900* 6-Credits Studio Ceramics 3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History 3-Credits Basic Language and Culture

2017 Fall artists/Faculty: Birdie Boone, Rain Harris, Caroline Cheng, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

Participants will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program, brushes, personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program.  Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the Xian and Beijing travel components.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West Virginia University.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:
or go to our Facebook Page:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Associate Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506

Robert “Boomer” Moore
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University

Jennifer Allen
West Virginia University

The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences provides a residency program that empowers outstanding artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

Offering residencies lasting from two weeks to two months, the Hambidge Center has eight individuals in residence at any given time – each has access to a private studio and accommodations, as well as communal chef-prepared vegetarian dinners four nights a week.

In addition, ceramicists have 24-hour access to the Antinori Pottery Studio. The large well-lit space (approximately 2,000 square feet) houses a kiln room with both gas and electric kilns, and a separate area for glaze mixing and storage. Adjacent to the structure is an outdoor gas kiln and facilities for raku work.

The cost of the residency is $200 per week. A growing list of scholarships is available. Most scholarships provide a $700 stipend and waive the residency fees for two weeks of a residency ($400).

Hambidge’s Residency Program opens the second week of February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January.

Application deadlines are:
• Apply from December 1st through January 15th for the May – August residency period.
• Apply from March 1st through April 15th for the September – December residency period.
• Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February – April residency period.

Go to for details about applications requirements and a link to the on-line application. There is a $30 application fee. No references required.

Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Rabun Gap GA 30568
Physical Address: 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap GA 30568
Phone: 706-746-5718

Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.

For more information contact

The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a dynamically cooperative educational environment. The Ceramics Residency Program provides the serious ceramics artist an opportunity and ability to function independently and to refine and exhibit their work, expand on their educational experiences, and contribute to the growth and promotion of the cultural arts in our Community, our Artists, Students, Ceramics program and the Lorton Arts Foundation.

How to Apply
Review of applications for the Ceramics Residency program is ongoing.
Please contact (see below) the Ceramics Director-Dale Marhanka for application materials. You will be required to submit an application form, a letter of intent, resume, artist statement, Teaching Philosophy (if applicable), a CD or slides of 10 images (current within last 3 years) with image info sheet, and 2 letters of reference.

The Lorton Arts Foundation-Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program C/o Dale Marhanka- Ceramics Director, 9504 Workhouse Way –Bldg. 8, Lorton Virginia 22079

Our Short-Term Residency schedule has shifted from two deadline cycles to one. The short-term residency is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks’ time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Fully furnished apartments are available on a per month rate or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency. Short-term residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.

Application Requirements and online submittal go directly to Slideroom.

The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between December 1 and May 31) is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during residency. The application deadline is September 2.</