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Arists In Residence
Core Clay Artist in Residency program:
Core Clay is a privately owned clay studio with 40+ artists sharing space. We house a sculpting studio for a mannequin prototype sculptor and a retail space for clay supply. We host workshops with nationally known andlocal artists. Each of these areas interacts with the artists in residence.
The Clay supply business offers a line of tools, clay and glaze materials available at most clay supplies, as well as our own in-house designed glazes and tools exclusive to Core Clay. This area involves formulating and mixing glazes for sale, creating plaster forms, and keeping inventory levels accurate.
The mannequin sculpting involves the creation of full-size human forms, then mold-making and casting of those forms. A major part of this business involves learning to photograph work, as well as safely packing and shipping finished prototypes.
The public studio houses 40 artists who share ideas and interact with each other artistically. One of the most valuable parts of sharing space with other artists is to see an idea work its way through the group, changing with each incarnation. This area involves general studio maintenance, kiln loading, clay pugging, teaching beginners, and glaze mixing
Workshops are an important opportunity to learn from outside artists and they require extensive preparation. Artists in Residence working in this area will learn the details of putting together a multi-day event, from searching for presenters and arranging to feed and house a large group of people, to following up afterwards. This job involves developing publicity and computer skills.
The Goal of the Artist in Residence Program:
We provide an opportunity in an artists community for clay artists at the beginning of their careers to get a start as full time professional artists.
Our dream is to create a community of artists that fosters creativity and practicality in the arts, and grows a long term group of contacts for artists long after their program has ended.
We offer a working relationship with professional artists--wheel throwers, and full-time figurative sculptors.
Artist in Residence Required Activities
- Maintain professional journal for future artists in residence
- Participate in monthly critique
- Create 2’x2’ tile for artist in residence wall or design a personal cone 6 or lowfire glaze
- minimum 5 hours per week on creation of work or clay study/research
- participate in one or more juried exhibitions or art fairs throughout residency
- Attend or teach studio classes
- 5 hours labor each week
Artist in Residence Opportunities
- Monthly Clay outings
- Clay supplies at cost during residency
- Firing at cost during residency
- Free attendance at visiting artist workshops in exchange for labor at workshop
- Free workspace during residency
- Opportunities to participate in sales at Core Clay
- Free housing in exchange for labor (quantity of labor depends on housing situation)
- Opportunities for additional income in exchange for labor beyond the original contract hours
So, how do you apply?
- January 1st
- April 1st
- July 1st
- October 1st
Artist in Residence Application:
- A portfolio of 20 shots of work (printed, on disc, or slide, we're not picky)
- Recommendations from 3 ceramic artists or instructors
- A brief statement of goals and objectives to work toward during residency. What do you expect from your experience?
- Fill out this application
- Put all these into an envelope and send it to:
Artist in Residence Formats:
- One year, 3 positions
- Six month, 1 position
- Three month, 1 position