Work Exchange Program
The vibrant artistic environment of The Clay Studio provides Work Exchange Program members with a chance to experience first-hand the life of working artist, arts administrators and arts educators within a non-profit arts community.
The Work Exchange Program is a 1-2 year self-directed, independent study, educational program that provides its participants with unlimited access to a shared studio, as well as, affordable materials, firings, critiques and development opportunities to help them achieve their objectives as an artist. In exchange each individual provides 40 hours a month of support and is responsible for various tasks needed to maintain a functioning ceramics studio. Tasks are varied but some examples include studio maintenance, customer service, assisting special events, glaze preparation, kiln operation, teaching, community outreach, gallery experience and sales.Applicants to The Clay Studio's Work Exchange Program should be ceramic graduates or artists interested in furthering their ceramic education and portfolio development. This is an incredible opportunity for artists to join a supportive educational environment while building their resume and portfolio.
Application ProcessA complete application must include the following:
- completed application form [164K PDF]
- artist statement
- personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying to the program)
- 10 digital images (.jpeg files at 72 dpi), with the image's longest dimension not exceeding 700 pixels. Each image file should be labeled as follows: imagenumberyourfirstinitialandlastname.jpeg, Example: 1jdoe.jpeg, 2jdoe.jpeg, etc.
- corresponding image list that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date.
There is no application fee. All applicants will be notified by email. Participation in The Clay Studio’s Work Exchange Program begins as space
Please email applications to Jennifer@theclaystudio.org or if you have further questions please contact Vice President, Jennifer Martin at 215.925.3453 x 16.