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Chapter 2 : Artist in Residence > USA

Being an Artist in Residence is a fantastic opportunity to develop your work, research new work, become involved with a different community, or a time away from home to focus on your work. There are many exceptional residencies and each one may have different expectations of you as a resident. It is a good idea to research the residency to make sure that it is a good fit for you, and you are for it. These are residencies that have an interest in ceramics. International List of Residencies

NCECA: Artist Residencies and Opportunities

Res Artis

Res Artis is a world wide network of Artist in Residence Programs: “We are an association of over 400 centers and organisations in over 70 countries. Our members are dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people a time and place away from their every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context”

United States-Sorted by State


Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Residencies are offered to visual, literary, new media, performing and interdisciplinary artists. The programs are geared towards the process of investigation and creation rather than presentation of work. Fully sponsored residencies, from 1-6 months in length, are scheduled from March-November. Participants receive a studio space, shared housing, meals, and a monthly stipend (pending funding each year). Apply online.

944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: (415) 331-2787

Mendocino Art Center

From one to 1-6 month residencies are available from September through May. Pursue your creativity in a supportive environment with other artists. All media. All ages. All backgrounds. All over the globe.

PO Box 765 45200 Little Lake St Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone: (707) 937 5818

Nottingham Center for the Arts

The Nottingham Center for the Arts located in San Marcos, California, offers artist residencies, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibits, art events, and special facilities for artists, as well as meeting and event space to other arts organizations.

PO Box 460 San Marcos, California 92079

Sonoma Community Center

Our artist-in-residence program benefits the artist, the Center, and the local community. We believe that our connection to the community is strengthened by supplying a venue for talented artists to integrate with, and become members of, our local community. For six months our Artist in Residence provides community members and visitors with a fresh perspective on the town of Sonoma.

276 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA 95476
phone: (707) 938-4626


Anderson Ranch Arts Center

The Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a learning community dedicated to creativity and eeowth through the making and understanding of the visual arts. Located in the resort community of Snowmass Village, Colorado, 10 miles west of Aspen and 160 miles west of Denver.

P.O. Box 5598 Snowmass Village, CO 8161
Phone: (970) 923-3181

Carbondale Clay Center

The Resident Artist Program draws professional level, emerging clay artists from across the nation to teach at the Clay Center and manage our studio. Resident Artists have a genuine commitment to working with clay, a willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in the development of their own work. They bring a high level of professionalism and competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and facility.

135 Main St Carbondale, Co. 81623
Phone: (970) 963 2529

Artist Retreats: Rocky Mountains

Artist in residencies in programs in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming for artist and writers.


Their initial collective vision included several components: to build a retreat model with uninterrupted time for the work of art; encourage a collegial atmosphere for the residents when they weren’t working; and provide opportunities for artists to develop the professional and service components of their career.

Since its founding, ART342 has hosted talented visual artists, writers and composers from many parts of the world. Even though the residency remains relatively secluded, ART342 artists exhibit, host readings or lectures, and give performances within the Fort Collins arts community. There are modest ceramic facilities.


Canton Clay Works, LLC

A premier pottery studio and ceramics school located in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut, which offers youth and adult pottery classes/workshops. We have gained recognition for our extensive variety of firing techniques (such as raku, saggar, crystalline, pit and cone 9/10 oxidation and wood firing!). Our clean, comfortable, well-equipped facilities are located in the beautiful historic Canton Creamery, a short ride from Hartford, Torrington, Litchfield and most of Connecticut’s highways.

150 Cherrybrook Road Canton, CT 06019
Phone: (860) 693-1000

D.C., Washington

The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft

The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft is available for research in American studio crafts or decorative arts from the nineteenth century to the present. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships support independent and dissertation research.

(This is a research fellowship, not a studio fellowship)


Armory Art Center

This is a 9-12 month residency. Stipend, studio, firings, teaching and exhibition. Responsibilities include clay and glaze mixing, kiln loading, firing, maintenance and general studio work. Residencies and assistantships. Deadline: 16 of April, annually.

1700 Parker Av West Palm Beach, FL 33401

St. Petersburg Clay Company

St. Petersburg Clay Company Artist-in-Residence Program is open to pre-professional, emerging clay artists. The program provides the time and the facilities to develop their work. Participants receive access to all facilities, teaching opportunities, admission to all workshops, and studio space.420 22nd St. South St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: (727) 896-CLAY



Each residency is unique and designed to compliment and enhance the skills of the Resident Artist. In exchange for their studio and other benefits, residents are required to work six to eight hours per week. The exact duties and compensation are worked out on an individual basis. In addition to their own personal art production, the primary job of the resident is to energize the students at Lillstreet.

4401 North Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 769-4226

Terra Incognito Residency

At Terra Incognito we are committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the ceramic arts. We have a particular affinity to artists exploring the ceramic vessel, either literally or metaphorically. Space, firings, and stipend in exchange for teaching and work. Length of residency: 9 – 12 months

246 Chicago Avenue Oak Park IL 60302
Phone: (708) 383-6228


Mary Anderson Center for the Arts

Since it’s founding in 1989, the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts has offered artists from around the world a place where the distractions of everyday life are erased for a while. Located on the ground of Mount St. Francis, a Franciscan Friar and Retreat Center, the Center began as a secular outgrowth of the vision of the Conventional Franciscan Friars to continue their 700 year heritage of fostering spiritual, cultural, and educational expressions.

Phone: (812) 923-8602


Kansas State University Residence Artist Program

The Residence Artist Program – Compensation: 200+ sq/ft Private studio w/sink in K-State ceramics area, Adjunct professor status: Adjunct appointments are made for the benefit of the university to allow people from outside the university to contribute to its academic program. In recognition of their contribution to the academic community, the university extends to adjunct appointees residing in Kansas the use of university libraries; employee rates for athletic, K-State Union, and cultural events; and parking privileges. Exhibition opportunities on and off campus. Responsibilities 5 hrs work exchange per week covers all clay and glaze materials/firings. Participation in graduate critiques and serving on graduate committees. Occasional demonstrations for under graduate ceramic courses. Artist in residence is responsible for all personal living expenses. Applicant must have a Masters of Fine Art degree.

Phone: (785) 532-6605

Redstar Studio

Red Star Studios continues to host national and international artists through its Artist in Residence program. A residency provides ceramic artists the opportunity to expand their body of work or create a special project that may be outside the scope of their routine studio practice. The residency program gives driven, self-directed artists opportunities for rigorous professional development and enhanced self-sufficiency practices.

Phone: (816) 474 7316


Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Watershed’s Residency Program operates year-round. Every two weeks during the summer, Watershed accommodates up to twenty artists per session who work, eat, and live in an intimate community setting; during the winter up to six artists live and work at Watershed. A residency-retreat that provides artists from across the country and abroad with time and space to create in clay. Summer and Winter residencies, Fellowships available.

19 Brick Hill Road New Castle, ME 04553
Phone: (207) 882 6075

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals. In addition Haystack host exceptional conferences and symposia. Positions: Technical Clay Assistant, and Summer Assistant

P.O. Box 518 Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone: (207) 348-2306


Baltimore Clayworks

The Baltimore Clayworks website offers a comprehensive view of who we are, why we are and what we do. You will find information on our community projects, resident artists, current exhibitions and class lists for learners of all ages and abilities. Residencies and Fellowships.

5706 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: (410) 578-1919


Contemporary Artists Center

Contemporary Artists Center offers artists’ residencies and exhibition opportunities near MASS MoCA in the Berkshires. Large studio spaces, discussions, lectures, performances are available.

189 Beaver St North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 663-9555

Worcester Center for Crafts

The Artists-in-Residence program is a 10-month residency that includes a private studio, 24-hour access, the opportunity to teach and exposure to other talented artists who can serve as peers and mentors in your growth process. Residencies are available in ceramics, glass, metals, weaving and wood. Fellowship also offered.

Phone: (508) 753-8183


Albion College

The Philip C. Curtis Artist in residence program at Albion College is open to “emerging artists”, practicing in the ceramic arts. The residency includes a stipend to the artist, housing for the period of the residency, a studio space in the ceramics building, etc.

Department of Art and Art History Albion College Albion, MI
Phone: (517) 629-1000

Wayne State University

Wayne State University has both long term and short term Artist in residence programs. The visiting artist will deliver one formal lecture, advertised to the university community and open to the public. They will also advise graduate students by providing studio visits and participate in graduate reviews. The visiting artist/scholar is expected to relocate to Metro-Detroit for the duration of the appointment and will be provided with on-campus studio space within the Department of Art and Art History.

WSU Short-Term Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence
5400 Gullen Mall, 150 Art Building, Detroit, MI 48202

Pewabic Pottery

Pewabic Pottery is located in Detroit, Michigan. It offers internships for university students. Internships can be served in a variety of departments, such as Education or Fabrication Studios, Gallery, Communications and Development. Pewabic staff members serve as mentors.

10125 E. Jefferson Ave. Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: (313) 626-2000


Northern Clay Center

McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists provide individual, non-Minnesota, mid-career ceramic artists an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center. Each resident artist receives a $5,000 award and is provided studio space, and glaze and firing allowances. Four residency grants are awarded annually. (Artists are responsible for making their own housing and travel arrangements during their residencies.) In addition, there are two fellowships, both provide free studios for a year, plus allowance for materials, firing and an exhibition at the end. Residencies and Fellowships.

2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis MN 55406
Phone: (612) 339 8007

The Wood Firing Exchange
find the Wood Firing Exchange on Facebook

(The Wood Fire Exchange Facebook Page)
The Wood Firing Exchange is an International program dedicated to offering committed individuals opportunities in an intimate setting that broaden and nurture their creative spirit through using native clay and wood firing. It is an idea based on sense of place, community engagement and a focus on material. For more information please contact:
The Wood Firing Exchange
9022 Nuthatch Road, St. Joseph, MN 56374



Red Star Studios Ceramic Center

Over the years, Red Star Studios Ceramic Center has offered opportunities to ceramic artists in a Resident Artist program that provides clay artists an opportunity to be a part of a growing, nurturing community, while increasing and sharing expertise in the field of ceramics.

2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-7316


Archie Bray Foundation

The Archie Bray Foundation was founded in 1951. It is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, offering residencies and specialized workshops to ceramic artists from around the world. The ‘Bray’, as it is known, is located in Helena, Montana. Residencies and Fellowships.

29l5 Country Club Ave. Helena, MT 59602
Phone: (406) 443-3502

The Clay Studio of Missoula

The Clay Studio of Missoula Artist Residencies offers a rent-free, semi-private studio in exchange for class instruction. Residency periods run from 2-6 months in length.

1106 Hawthorne, Missoula 59802
Phone: (406) 543-0509

Red Lodge Clay Center

It is our mission to provide a place for professionally minded ceramic artists to create new work. Red Lodge Clay Center will host Visiting Artist workshops, lectures, demonstrations, gallery exhibitions, and educational programming to share with our resident artists and the general public the importance of art in our everyday lives.

PO Box 1527 Red Lodge, MT 59068
Phone: (406) 446-3993

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

This Artist in Residence Program is ideal for the emerging, mid-career or professional artist. Self-directed artists in any discipline will enjoy an 1,100 square foot studio while gaining vital teaching experience in the K-12 system. The program is a collaboration between Paris Gibson Square and Great Falls Public Schools to enhance the creative, intellectual and personal growth of both the resident and students served. A stipend will be awarded for public school teaching through this residency, and an exhibition in the Museum is a tradition. For more information, please contact Jeff Kuratnick.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
2013 Artist in Residence Search
c/o Jeff Kuratnick, Curator of Education
1400 First Ave North
Great Falls, Montana, 59401


Bemis Foundation

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. We address the practical aspects of this mission by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and monthly stipends.

724 South 12th Street Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 341-7130

LUX Center for the Arts

The Art Center has a great artist in residence program giving emerging artists the facility and opportunity to develop their professional careers.

2601 North 48th St. Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: (402)466-8692

Art Farm

Art Farm’s program for professional artists offers them accommodation and studio space to pursue their artwork. We ask, in exchange, for 12 hours per week from artists, to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds.

Phone: (402) 854 3120

New Hampshire

Studio 550 Art Center

Studio 550 offers long term (one year) and short term (1-6 months) residencies in a private studio. This is a juried position for serious artists who are looking for the next step in their growth and development and need time, space, and the right environment to create their work. If you are just looking for rental studio space, please go to our studio
page for rental information.
550 Elm St. Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603.232.5597

New Mexico

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Known by artists as the “Gift of Time”, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This “gift of time” allow artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program’s interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art.

The Santa Fe Art Institute

One to three month residencies. Apply online.

Phone: (505) 424-5050

New York

Clay Art Center

The Clay Art Center is a potter’s studio of 35 members offering classes, workshops, a residency program and kiln firing services. A monthly gallery exhibit will also be featured in the virtual gallery. It’s located in Port Chester, New York.

40 Beech Street Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 937-2047

Genesee Pottery

We also offer the opportunity to gain teaching experience, to participate in the daily operations of a not-for-profit clay studio/gallery, and to exhibit and sell work from our gallery space. The Genesee Pottery is a 30 year old, 4000′ ft community studio, with opportunities for two residencies per year.

713 Monroe Avenue Box G Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 271-5183

Greenwich House Pottery

Greenwich House Pottery has several programs to help individual artists learn more about process, materials, and career options. Below are descriptions and application forms for the: Artist-in-Residence Program

Studio Assistant Program, Summer Intern Program: The Pottery’s Artist-in-Residence program seeks to facilitate an artist’s ability and capacity to experiment, explore and develop new works. It’s geared towards enabling artists to realize projects they would otherwise be unable to approach on their own. Two private studio spaces are available for Resident Artists from September 1 through July 1.

16 Jones Street, NY, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 242 4106

Two Stone Arts

Two Stone Arts is a ‘Center for Earth Arts’, located in the magnificent Adirondack Mountains of New York state. The center offers summer and winter residencies and community workshops for artists primarily working in clay.

PO Box 376, Keene, New York 12942
Phone: (518) 576-9121

The Artist Network
– under construction as of August 30, 2015

The Artist Network residency program welcomes artists working in all mediums, from painters and video artists to writers and furniture designers, providing limitless scope for amalgamation of ideas and projects.

34 Howard St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand paper-making, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Our mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts. Residency and Fellowship.

PO Box 489 Rosendale, NY 12472
Phone: (845) 658-9133

North Carolina

The Center for Crafts, Creativity & Design

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship, and professional development in the United States. The Center administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums. Additionally, the Center convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies.

McColl Center for Visual Art

3 Month Fall and Winter sessions. Private studios, $2,000 materials budget, $3,300 stipend, and 24-hour access to fully-equipped metal and wood shops, media lab, darkroom, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramic studios. Paid travel and condominiums for out-of-state artists.

721 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 332-5535

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts is an educational program of Highwater Clays, Inc. The mission of our studio school is to promote understanding, appreciation and professional development in the ceramic arts. The Resident Artist Program is designed to provide advanced students with an experience that will accelerate their artistic and professional development in the ceramic arts.

Phone: (828) 285-0210

Penland School of Crafts

Residents are offered the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Penland Gallery every two years; in addition, there are numerous opportunities for the group to exhibit nationally. Residents are asked to host an open house during each Penland session and to maintain an open-door policy in their studios; Residents are invited to leave a piece of their work for the school when they leave the program; objects are displayed in the common area of the Residents’ studio.

PO Box 37 Penland, NC 28765-0037
Phone: (828) 765-2359


Oregon College of Art and Craft
Oregon College of Art & Craft offers a semester-long program for emerging artists and a summer residency for mid-career artists. The residencies are offered in each of the College’s seven media areas of concentration: book arts, ceramics, drawing, fibers, metals, photography and wood. Both programs offer housing, individual studio space, a stipend and the opportunity to become involved in community life at Oregon College.

8245 SW Barnes Road Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (800) 390-0632

Caldera Arts Center

Every winter we invite artists from all over the world to our Caldera Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon, for month long residences. Artists are provided private A-frame cabins and share access to wet and dry studios, a darkroom, a kiln, editing facilities and rehearsal and performance space.

31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759
Phone: 541.595.0956

LH Project

Nestled at the foot of Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains, The LH Project offers an intimate, private setting for artists to nourish their creative process. Our remote location in the Pacific Northwest offers serene escape from the demanding rigors of life while our facilities boast an impressive toolbox for ceramic artists to explore and continue developing their work

Residents have a variety of backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common: a recommendation from a member of our board or one of our trusted advisors. Currently, residents are chosen from a pool of these recommended candidates. LHP is a small, intimate residency with “a family feel” and we trust our board to recommend artists who will thrive here – in their work, the residency environment, and the community at large. The Project prefers potential applicants have a Master’s Degree or the equivalent in the field of Ceramics. For more information, please contact

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art Residency Program offers an opportunity for artists to develop new projects. Open to artists from all disciplines. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

224 NW 13th Ave, Suite 305, Portland, OR 97209

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sitka Center, dedicated to the expression of the strong relationship between art and nature, is a rustic working artist’s and scholar’s studio and educational facility situated on the slopes of Cascade Head on the central Oregon coast.

56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, OR 97368.
Phone: (541) 994-5485


The Clay Studio-Philadelphia

The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment. Residencies and Fellowships.

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 925-3453


Goggleworks is a large community art center located in an old goggle factory. The GoggleWorks offers 145,000 square feet of dynamic space, including: galleries; classrooms; dance and music studios; a darkroom; a glass blowing facility, plus a warm and cold glass studio/classroom; a woodshop; ceramics and jewelry studios; a 131-seat film theatre; a café; community meeting places as well as 34 artist studios. The mission of the GoggleWorks is “to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community.”

201 Washington Street, Reading , PA 19601Phone: (610) 374 4600

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

A unique collaboration between ceramists and an active Arts & Crafts working history museum, the apprenticeship program of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is offered twice yearly, with each twelve week session limited to three participants.

130 Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 345-6722

Studio for Creative Inquiry

One-year residencies to artists working in a variety of disciplines. $30,000 plus benefits.

Carnagie Melon University
5000 Forbes Ave., College of Fine Arts Rm. 111 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) m268-3451

The Union Project

This residency provides the opportunity for an emerging artist to focus on their artwork and build their body of work, while taking part in a thriving ceramics community and serving the greater Pittsburgh community through teaching community arts programs and classes.

The Union Project
801 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: (412) 363 4550


Appalachian Center for Crafts

The Appalachian Center for Crafts, a division of Tennessee Technological University (TTU), is a unique educational facility emphasizing professional degree studies in traditional and contemporary fine craft in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood.

1560 Craft Center Dr. Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-6801


Also apply for solo exhibitions
at Arrowmont
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers art classes and craft classes for everyone from the novice to the professional. Arrowmont is committed to remaining one of the leading international craft schools.

556 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-5860


The Glassell School of Art

The Core Program awards one and two year residencies to highly motivated, exceptional visual artists and art scholars who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training but have not yet fully developed a professional career.

P.O. Box 6826 Houston, TX 77265-6826
Phone: (713) 639-7500

Houston Craft Residency Program

Three to twelve month residency for emerging, mid-career and established artists working in craft media. No fee. Equiped studio, $400/mo stipend.

Studio Residency Program
Phone: (713) 529-4848

Midwestern State University Ceramics Residency

This self-directed residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with university based studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings. Furthermore, the program is intended to allow a resident the time and space to pursue a body of work in a creative and energetic environment, while enhancing the art program at Midwestern State University. The accepted artist will participate within the ceramics area as an informal collaborator and mentor for students, while working in the common studio space.

Artist In Residence Program
Phone: 940 613 7041


Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residencies offers fellowships for 4-12 week time periods. Artists are given private studios, housing, and meals. Open to serious artists working in the visual arts (painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed-media, and photography) and literary arts (poetry, fiction and nonfiction), at any stage of professional development.

P.O. Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656
Phone: (802) 635-2727


Cub Creek Foundation

Located in central Virginia, the mission of Cub Creek is dedicated to the advancement of the ceramic arts. The foundation offers reasonably priced housing, studio space, and facilities to individuals interested in careers in the ceramic arts.

4411 Wheeler Spring Road, Appomattox, 24522
Phone: (434) 248-5074


Pottery Northwest

The mission of Pottery Northwest is to develop and promote excellence in the ceramic arts. Pottery Northwest’s goal is to provide a professional facility in an educational atmosphere for the enhancement of skills in the medium of clay. This is achieved by providing studio space, classes, professional workshops, lectures, community programs, and a gallery dedicated to the sale and exhibition of ceramic works. We have a very active artist in residence program.

Pottery Northwest
226 First Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-285-4421


John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Arts/Industry is undoubtedly the most unusual ongoing collaboration between art and industry in the United States. The program makes industrial technologies and facilities available to artists through long-term residencies, short-term workshops, tours, and other programming.

608 New York Avenue Sheboygan, WI 53081-4507
Phone: (920) 458-6144

Other Studios That Offer Workshops and/or Studio Rental

Arvada Center for the Arts

6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, Co 80003
Phone: (303) 431-3080

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 415-5562

Santa Fe Clay Ceramic Art Center

1615 Paseo de Peralto, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 984-1122

Informal Residencies/Create Your Own

In addition to the structured residencies listed above, you can also work to create your own at a university or community studio near you.

Many colleges and universities offer 5th year/special student arrangements for a nominal fee.

You can also approach a community clay studio about creating a residency program whereby they give you studio space and you make clay and glazes, or whatever works so that it is a mutually beneficial arrangement.