Artist in Residence & Internship Programs

Our Artist in Residence program is open to qualified clay artists looking to enhance their knowledge and experience in a working studio environment. Residents are expected to work to develop a strong and cohesive body of work, have a visible presence in the studio and interact with members of the clay community and the public.  This year - long adventure starts on September 1, 2018 and continues through August 31, 2019

What you should expect…

  • Use of fully equipped semi-private studio space where you will spend a minimum of 10 hours per week on your own work
  • Full run and use of the Clay Arts Center’s facilities
  • Materials and Firing allowance
  • Open invitation to attend all classes and workshops during residency
  • Opportunity to teach classes and receive compensation for teaching private lessons
  • A group show in the Schacht Gallery at the end of your residency

What we expect from you…

  • Working 15 regularly scheduled hours each week.  Duties will include loading, unloading & firing kilns, managing and maintaining studio facilities, equipment & inventory and performing other regular maintenance required in the daily operations of the facility.
  • Help with our two major fundraising events, including making at least 100 bowls for our Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser
  • Attend & represent the Center at community events, workshops & gallery openings.

What is required…

  • The candidate must have a BFA, BS or MFA with a concentration in Ceramics, be dependable, reliable and self-motivated and have experienced and understand a communal studio environment
  • The candidate must complete and submit the online application by June 30, 2018

    Click here to complete the online application for the 2018 -2019 Artist in Residence Program

Our Summer Internship program is open to high school or college students who have some experience in clay art and are looking to further explore by assisting at the Clay Arts Center during summer vacation.  Studio interns will work approximately 15 hours per week. Duties will include assisitng Kids&Clay Summer Program faculty, helping with classroom maintenance, firing kilns and doing inventories.  In addition, interns will assist with special events, gallery receptions and various other studio-related assignments.  In exchange for this service, interns will have access to the studio, it's shared workspace, storage shelves and firing facilities. Interns will also be able to purchase clay and firings at cost.  To apply for this position please complete the online application.

         Click here to complete the online application for the Summer Internship 2018