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.


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Figuring Out with Kensuke Yamada
June 13 to June 17, 2022
In this class, students will combine multiple figures or objects and learn to use form and surface to create a narrative. Kensuke will demonstrate coil building and other hand-building techniques to construct a sculpture in stoneware. Discussions will focus on anatomy, proportion, posture, gesture, and glazing techniques. Facial features, hands, feet, and clothing will be added to animate the figures. Surfaces can be enhanced by texturing and detailing to create additional personal imagery. Students will create samples and test tiles for experimentation using slips, underglazes, stains, and glazes and will be fired as reference materials for future use after the workshop. Some hand-building experience is necessary, and figure drawing experience is helpful.

Underglaze Photorealism with Juan Barroso
June 20 to 24, 2022
This workshop will explore the possibilities of clay when it is viewed and formed as a canvas for imagery and visual narratives. We’ll work with black underglaze and a variety of techniques including pointillism, sgraffito, and watercolor underglaze painting. We’ll cover the process for planning and drawing an image or pattern before transferring the outline to the clay surface for painting. There will be surface design and wheel-throwing demonstrations, as well as discussions about our narratives. We’ll make vessels with porcelain or stoneware, decorate, and then fire in oxidation in electric kilns. Some experience in wheel-throwing or hand-building would help participants focus on the surface more; however, workshop participants are welcome to paint on tile and slabs. Students are encouraged to bring bisqueware with them if possible. 

The Painted Pot: Line, Color, Imagery with Bede Clarke
June 27 to July 1, 2022
This hands-on workshop will explore both wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery, and drawing/painting on clay, with a focus on building a personal approach to form and imagery/design. Students are encouraged to bring sketches, visual resources, and ideas for imagery they would like to explore. Demonstrations, lectures, and group discussions will focus on basic forming and painting skills, but more, we will seek to clarify strategies for creating articulate individual pottery forms. Forms created will be decorated with homemade earthenware underglaze.

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Using Ceramic Decals with Justin Rothshank
May 13th, 2022: 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
In this class, students will learn about using and applying a variety of ceramic decals. We’ll go over decal types, how to apply glaze ware and greenware, firing temperatures, and how to layer different decals. *Previous clay experience will be helpful for this workshop.

Plaster Mold Making 101 with Jacqueline Tse
May 21st, 2022: 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Students will learn the basics of plaster mold making, using press molds, and slip casting. I will demonstrate how to make plaster molds for skull-shaped studs and pie tart shells. At the end of the class, the students will have gained knowledge in utilizing molds in a range of applications to expand their ceramic practice by integrating molded elements into their projects.

A Practical Guide to Building Big with Andrea Connell
May 22nd, 2022: 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
This class will serve as a practical guide for building at a larger scale, using hollow building techniques. Andrea will cover the importance of a good sculpture clay body, things to consider when beginning a form, and how to continue building up and out in a variety of ways. We will also discuss tips and tricks for firing complex forms.

Diving Deep into the Depths of Surface Design with Erin Furimsky
May 27th, 2022; 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Take a deeper dive into how to create patterns, images, line work, and textured surfaces on leather hard clay. Working on small slabs or little plates, techniques will include carving, stamping, craft foam textures, paper stencils, rice paper transfers, and underglaze inlay through wax resist.

Attached:  Layering Ceramics with Mixed Materials with April Felipe
May 28th, 2022: 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
During this 2-hour class, April will be explaining her process of bringing ceramic material in a cohesive manner with disparate materials such as fabrics, papers, and other objects. She will explain the non-ceramic materials that are used to bridge the connection between ceramic and non-ceramic objects.

Let’s Throw: Big Planters with Sage Morgan
May 29th, 2022: 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Throwing big pots in one piece can be incredibly intimidating, but with patience and a good pace, you can do it! In this class, you’ll learn techniques to keep large forms from flopping to getting that last bit of clay out of the bottom of your cylinder. We’ll be focusing on planters, similar to a bowl, it’s an easy form to work with at a larger scale you get to put a plant in it when you’re done!

Contact: Liz Blodgett, Director, Wesleyan Potters

Duration: 6 months, starts July 1, 2022
Application Deadline: May 30, 2022 – No application fee.

BFA in ceramics (MFA preferred but not required) or equivalency
Two letters of recommendation
Current Resume or CV
Cover letter expressing how a residency with Wesleyan Potters will benefit artistic growth
Portfolio of images of most recent work (within the last 2 years), minimum of 10 images, maximum 20.

Stipend includes: $1000 per month
Materials Stipend: $500 per month
Housing Stipend: $1500 per month

20 hours per week on premises
-studio monitoring
-studio maintenance
-kiln tech duties
-workshop assistance
-firing kilns
-Help with Annual Sale set up/down

-gallery exhibition
-24 hr access to studio
-Sale of work in our Gallery Shop and Annual Sale

Contact: Liz Blodgett, Director, Wesleyan Potters
Application Deadline: May 30, 2022 – No application fee.

Building Passionate Forms with Paperclay – VIRTUAL workshop with Rebecca Hutchinson
10am-4pm EST

In this workshop we will explore personal form development. Demonstrations will include mixed media material preparation and ceramic building techniques (assemblage, casting, weaving, slip trailing, paperclay mache) all to achieve qualities of sculptural presence, and personal and conceptual intent. All skill levels welcome.
For details, fees, and to Register:

Deadline extended to May 31, 2022!

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).

For details and to apply:

2022/23 Call for Applications
The Artist-in-Residence Program at SUNY Oswego brings an artist to campus for one academic year (Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 semesters) to produce a body of work, teach in the area of their specialty, and to conduct research. The resident artist is given the opportunity to pursue research and realize a specific project while drawing on the College’s resources, including its facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, libraries and collections.

A central focus of this residency program is on artistic work that engages with issues of diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, and belonging, including but not limited to the experiences and lived realities of marginalized or minoritized communities or individuals. Candidates who are members of underrepresented or minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates for the program include both emerging and established artists who demonstrate the ability to collaborate across disciplinary fields. For 2022-2023, the Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists whose work spans both areas of creative writing and theatre, with an emphasis on playwriting and self-production. Additional areas of focus may include (but is not limited to) spoken word, directing, designing, etc. The ideal candidate will create, direct, and present a new
work during the course of their residency in addition to teaching courses within the Creative Writing and Theatre Departments. Artists whose work incorporates multiple mediums in the aforementioned categories are also encouraged to apply. Visit this LINK for full details

Apply to our Call for Entry Exhibition: The Family Portrait Entries due by May 27th, 2022 
These are great opportunities for artists of all levels to further their professional development. Apply Today! To learn more about all these wonderful opportunities for ceramic artists visit our website at

Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community.  It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Join Clay Art Center for virtual & in-person classes, exhibitions and shop at

Workshop registration for our Summer 2022 courses is officially OPEN! Workshops fill up quickly, so sign up today! This year, our course catalog is exclusively online at We are excited to offer over 140 courses across seven disciplines with world-class instructors and state-of-the-art studio spaces. Our easily searchable platform lets you narrow your workshop selection by medium, skill level, date range, and more!

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% Summer Workshop tuition discount for NCECA members. Please register on-line and then email with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.

Click here to view our Ceramics Workshops


Artists-in-Residence have unlimited access to Anderson Ranch’s artistic studios and state-of-the-art equipment during their residency—55,000 square feet of space in which to focus on their art and explore new ideas. We are currently accepting applications. The application deadline is February 15, 2022.

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The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible.
Direct link to the call for entries

Important information:
Juror: James Watkins
Invited Artist: Andrea Gill
Questions/Contact:, 325-653-3333

Entry Deadline: 1/23/22
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $20.00
February 14, 2022 Notification of accepted work
March 11, 2022 Deadline for receipt of accepted work
April 8 – June 26, 2022 – Exhibition dates
April 8, 2022 Symposium at Angelo State University, Competition Exhibition Opening and Awards Reception
April 9, 2022 Workshop led by Invited Artist Andrea Gill
June 26, 2022 Exhibit closes
July 31, 2022 Return of all work

This program is designed for the artists to live and create in France, in a fully equipped, significantly subsidized, ceramic studio. All arts are welcome.

The IaRex L’ located in France’s Var region, is nestled in the port town of beautiful, and is near several other exciting places: the historic port town of Fréjus with its Roman ruins, the Côte d’Azur and a mountainous area called l’Esterel, where hikers, bikers and nature lovers thrive. Beach lovers will also be in sandy heaven, gazing at the red rocks and the intense azure skies of the Mediterranean.

Why exchange?? Exchange is the central theme to this program. Exchange in conversation, learning process, exchange with another culture, and cultures, other artists, and the internal exchange that happens as we develop our artwork. This is an opportunity to work with other artists, exchange ideas, develop new relationships, network, be open to new influences, experiment, and develop one’s art. As a group experience, there is greater opportunity for creating memories, exchanging techniques, sharing inspirations, and the development of relationships.

The program is flexible,1 week to 3 months, with preference, and price-break, for longer stays. Groups are encouraged. The studio is fully equipped with 1 large high-fire electric kiln, wheels, tables and tools. Materials are available to purchase and there are four clays to choose from. All visits to the ceramic supplier can be arranged. Artists have available assistance in any area they need. Artists are free to work at their leisure. Exhibition opportunities are available as the space allows. I am here to help each person have a wonderful experience.

Between September and May the area is plentiful with reasonable rentals. I have a list of AirBnB’s located close to the IaRex l’Atelier. There is a bus stop at the corner, with a 5-minute walk to the studio. One can walk to the center of the village, located on the Mediterranean, within 35 minutes. Using AirBnB, insures the artist of greater comfort for their individual needs in lodging and variable budget. The area offers other advantages of being close to a major airport, Nice, for Intereuropean travel and local travel to villages, archeological sites and museums. There is a bus directly from the Nice airport to Saint Raphael.

For all Residency applications: Submit a resume, brief statement of intention, 4-6 images or website, and requested dates. For all Teaching/workshop proposals: Submit a Title and Program description, including length of time, resume/CV, 4-6 images or website, and requested dates. Lauren Kearns:

Z.A Les Genêts – Lot 43/44  1319 bd Jean Moulin 83700, Saint Raphaël  33 07 69 70 27 94

The Westchester Community Fellowship at Clay Art Center is intended as an in-depth mentorship in which early career ceramic artists can develop their own artwork, establish themselves as educators in the field, and gain experience in outreach arts education programming. Recipients should have a tie to Westchester or an interest in serving the Westchester community, age 30 or younger, with financial need.

One year program commencing each September
• Private 10′ x 10′ studio space
• Free firing
• Monthly $500 stipend for materials
• Paid teaching opportunities

• One year commitment
• Residents must assist with community arts programming and administration (approximately 10 to 15 hours per week firing student work, managing supplies, preparing for community arts programs, assisting at outreach events).
• 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

To apply:

Farmhouse Pottery is a production pottery studio located in Woodstock, Vermont focused on old world traditions and handmade goods. Here at Farmhouse Pottery we pride ourselves on being America’s largest studio for wheel thrown pottery. Each day we support our American dream by keeping wheels turning, and artists busy in our workshop.
Type: Full or Part Time Positions Available

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Production Pottery
  • Customer Interactions
  • Reporting
  • Wheel Workshops

Production Pottery: 

  • Throwing the requested products in a timely manner at our standing wheels
  • Maintaining the finesse of each piece
  • Learning alongside the master potters to achieve consistency across products
  • Throwing each piece to the standard of the production sample
  • Challenging yourself to throw more efficiently to maximize quantity and quality of production

Customer Interactions: 

  • Embracing the open studio and responding to customer questions and comments appropriately
  • Educating the customer about the Farmhouse Pottery brand and production technique
  • Maintaining studio cleanliness and presentation to improve the customer experience


  • Recording daily output in the production log
  • Maintain a timely schedule to meet inventory requirements
  • Consistent communication with studio lead in regards to new pieces, challenges etc.

Wheel Workshops: 

  • Pending approval of the studio lead, conduct classes by appointment for customers
  • Write thank you notes to guests
  • Manage wheel workshop schedule and prepare accordingly


  • Prior throwing experience required, candidates will show their wheel skills in an interview
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds daily
  • Good hand-eye coordination and hand strength
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work 40+ hours a week, possibly including weekends

How to apply:

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

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:
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