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.


Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

From our campus in Eastern North Carolina to our worldwide virtual classrooms, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft offers opportunities for discovery, creativity, and learning in the arts. Check out our upcoming Online Workshops in Ceramics.

Sgraffito Stories with Sarah Anderson
January 23rd, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Tuition: $75
All Levels

Expand Your Color Palette with Underglazes with Julia Feld
January 28th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Tuition: $75
All Levels

Diving into the Depths of Surface Design with Erin Furimsky
February 11th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Tuition: $75
All Levels

Exploring Different Ways To Decorate With Plant Materials with Eylene Clifford
February 13th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Tuition: $80
All Levels

Fabricating Figures with Hannah Pierce
February 13th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Tuition: $75
All Levels

Pinching Makes Perfect with Austin Coudriet
February 26th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Tuition: $75
All Levels

To learn more or register visit

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

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 $500 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               APPLICATION DEADLINE April 8, 2022

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.

Wheel thrown pottery is a specialized art and truly great craft, and we are grateful to be able to practice this artform, providing handmade pieces to homes around the world. As a way to give back and invest in the future generation of great ceramicists, specifically artists of color, we are awarding one $5,000 scholarship to a BIPOC ceramic student along with a paid summer internship at our workshop in Woodstock, Vermont.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color including Latinx, Asian, and mixed race.
  • Enrolled in their junior or senior year of undergraduate work at a college or university.
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Coursework in ceramics and seeking a career in ceramics.
  • Must be enrolled at the time of submission.
  • Students in online-only courses are not eligible at this time.
  • Applicants must be US citizens attending a college or university in the United States.

To Apply – Submit cover letter and transcripts to along with a portfolio showcasing samples of pottery work. Deadline for submission is January 7, 2021. Finalists will be asked to participate in a video interview. The scholarship winner will be announced January 21, 2021 with scholarship proceeds going directly to covering the cost of tuition for Spring semester 2022.


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.