Guest Artist in Residence
The Guest Artist in Residence program is open to any artist whose primary medium is clay.
Since 1992 the Clay Studio's Guest Artist in Residence program has hosted artists from over thirty five countries including Anguilla, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, The Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Sweden, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Wales, and the United States.
The Guest Artist-in-Residence Program provides:
- A 12 x 12 ft. studio housed within our school on the third floor of our building.
- A fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment across the street from The Clay Studio
Residencies vary from 4 to 8 weeks, but both shorter and longer residencies have occurred to accommodate an artist's schedule or to allow for a larger project. Some technical assistance is provided, but this program is designed for artists to work independently.
Each artist is required to leave one work for the permanent collection, present an evening slide lecture for The Clay Studio community, and accompany the Claymobile outreach program and/or offer demonstrations in the Studio's classes. These obligations usually amount to no more than four hours each week. When appropriate, workshops are offered by the artists for an additional honorarium. Artists may be requested to present slide lectures to nearby university ceramics programs (honoraria are arranged by the universities). The artist is responsible for his/her own travel to and from The Clay Studio.
Interaction with The Clay Studio Community
The program has very little structure by design. Artists are provided with keys and may choose to work when they find it most advantageous. Artists are expected to be open to the questions of Clay Studio students and artists. While at The Clay Studio guest artists enjoy ample contact with people working at all levels in ceramics.
Works Created During the Residency
Aside from the piece selected for the permanent collection, works created during the residency are the property of the artist. All work created over the course of the residency may be shipped to the artist at their own expense. Work left for sale with the Gallery or Shop shall become the property of The Clay Studio or will be returned to the artist at their expense after one year. The Clay Studio retains 50% of any works it sells for guest artists. Shipping arrangements must be made prior to the end of the residency.
The Clay Studio will begin accepting applications for 2015-16 on Feb 1st, 2014.
Application Deadline is Monday April 15th. We also have several openings for calendar year 2014.
A complete application must include the following:
- Personal contact information
- Website (if available)
- Artist Statement
- A personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying for a residency)
- 10 digital images
- A corresponding image list that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date.
NOTIFICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL.
Please mail (or email) all application materials to
Garth Johnson, Guest Artist Application, 137 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Artists are chosen by the Curator of Artistic Programs. The Clay Studio reserves the right to invite artists that did not apply thorough this formal application process. The program is intended to include artists from a variety of stages of career development, as well as including artists from as many geographic locations as possible.