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Artist-In-Residence Program

What we do here @ Core Clay

Core Clay is a privately owned clay studio with 100+ artists sharing space. Our retail supply consists of tools, clay, glaze materials, wheels, & kilns. This area involves formulating and mixing glazes for sale, creating plaster forms, answering phones, helping customers, and keeping inventory levels accurate.


The community studio houses artists and students who share ideas and interact with each other artistically. This area involves general studio maintenance, kiln loading, clay pugging, & teaching.


Workshops, Kiln Openings, and Gallery Openings are important opportunities to learn from outside artists and they all 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 social networking skills.

The Goal of the Artist in Residence Program

We want to provide an opportunity for clay artists at the beginning of their careers. 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 after their program has ended. We offer a working relationship with professional artists--wheel throwers, handbuilders, and slip casters.


One Year Residency Information:

Required Activities

  • Participate and moderate our monthly studio critique

  • Minimum 5 hours per week working in the studio on your personal body of work

  • Organize at least one gallery exhibition of your work

  • Teach at least one class or workshop of your choice

  • 11 hours per week working in the shop


Opportunities

  • Studio clay outings

  • Clay supplies at cost during residency

  • Free firing during residency (within reason)

  • 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 (limited availability)

  • Opportunities for employment at Core and local clay businesses

So, how do you apply?


Spring Deadline:

  • Application packet must be postmarked by January 1st 

  • Notification of acceptance will be given in February

  • Residency starts March 1st, and ends February 1st


Fall Deadline:

  • Application packet must be postmarked by June 1st 

  • Notification of acceptance will be given in July

  • Residency starts September 1st, and ends August 1st

Application:

  • A portfolio of 20 shots of work (printed, on disc/flashdrive, or slide; we're not picky)

  • An up to date copy of your artist resume

  • A physical letter of recommendation from 3 ceramic artists or instructors (These can either be mailed separately or included in the application packet)

  • 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 (minus the online application) into an envelope and send it to:


Core Clay

Attn: Emily Hobart

3846 Montgomery Road

Norwood, OH 45212

Short Term Residency (One-Three Months):

We're now offering a short term residencies throughout the year. Applications are currently open to submission at all times. 


Required Activities

  • Participate and moderate our weekly Clay Clay activities.

  • Minimum 20 hours per week working in the studio on your personal body of work

  • Teach at least one class or workshop of your choice

  • Have a set schedule for open studio hours 

Opportunities

  • Clay supplies at cost during residency

  • Free workspace and firing

  • Opportunities to sell work in the gallery

  • Opportunities for free housing if one is available (furnished apartment)

Deadline

  • Now accepting applications at any time.

Application:

  • A portfolio of 20 shots of work (printed, on disc/flashdrive, or slide; we're not picky)

  • An up to date copy of your artist resume

  • A physical letter of recommendation from 3 ceramic artists or instructors (These can either be mailed separately or included in the application packet)

  • A statement of goals and objectives to work toward during residency. How long would your residency be? What do you want to make while you're here and what is your projected schedule?

  • Fill out this application

  • Put all these (minus the online application) into an envelope and send it to:


Core Clay

Attn: Emily Hobart

3846 Montgomery Road

Norwood, OH 45212

Still have Questions?

Send them to studio@coreclay.com

or call us at 513-351-0036

AIR Program: Welcome

Previous Artists-In-Residence

No longer with us but we're still cheering for them

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Morgan Fraley

See her work
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Hannah Staber

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Elizabeth Given

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Amy Pellegrino

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Leila Srouji

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Kerie Johannes

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Rachel Donner

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Emily Hobart

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Evelyn Wilde

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Nikki Marie

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Jessie Rhienerth

AIR Program: Meet the Team
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