The purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice. One of the many ways that NCECA supports its members is by providing opportunities to engage in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences of other artists and their cultures. Since launching this initiative, NCECA has participated in programs in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. NCECA is committed to the idea that global interface will continue to play an important role in our organization’s efforts to sustain and advance a vibrant ceramic art and education community.

Consideration for NCECA International Residency opportunities is open all NCECA members.
In 2014, NCECA will support three International Residencies at the following centers:

The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
European Ceramic Work Centre, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands



International Ceramic & Glass Art Exchange Program 2014-2015
Residency Program at Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation in Japan.

Residency period (duration of stay) Ceramics: 40-60days Glass: 30-45days
Part 1 July 2014 to August 2014
Part 2 November 2014 to December 2014
Application deadline is April 20, 2014

Clemson University Summer Scholars Acamemic Camps
JULY 20-AUGUST 2, 2014

Have you ever wanted to design your own functional object in clay? The Clemson University Art Department is sponsoring a 2-week, academic summer program for high school students designed to help explore their artistic talent and provide the tools to improve students’ skills and develop their visual arts portfolios.

This studio-based ceramic course introduces a wide array of clay forming methods; including hand building, slip casting, and wheel throwing; to produce functional drinking vessels, bowls, vases, and more. Students will learn an overview of the ceramic process from mixing clay to designing and fabricating functional objects, and finally to glazing and firing. They will also have the opportunity to experience Clemson’s state-of-the-art ceramic decal printer, which is used to transform individual designs and drawings into permanent imagery on students’ work.

This ceramics program is lead by highly dedicated, professional artists who provide hands-on demonstrations to guide each student through the learning process. No experience is necessary and the Clemson Ceramics Studio will provide everything you need. This course is 2 weeks long and is $1950 before April 1, 2014. Please visit our website for more information on Summer Scholars and to register for Functional Ceramic Design With Digital Decals.

Windgate Museum Internship

Hosted by the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Sponsored by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University seeks an undergraduate or graduate-level student interested in gaining curatorial and museum education experience through a Windgate Museum Internship. This paid internship will take place over a 3-4 month period beginning on June 2, 2014 and provide a rare opportunity to work with Museum staff to research and curate two complimentary exhibitions in the areas of Craft and Design. Applicants must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate-level student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, a basic knowledge of ceramics, and an interest in the curatorial process within a museum setting. Please submit a letter of interest, CV (including current GPA and at least two professional references), and one optional letter of reference in PDF format to by 4/4/14 at 5PM MST. Visit for more information. Sponsored by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design with support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.


Byrdcliff provides ceramic artists working in traditional and experimental modes with private, fully equipped studio space and living accommodations for 4-8 week periods. Byrdcliffe is a rustic turn-of-century art colony located near village of Woodstock, NY. Artists may participate in work-shares, field trips, Open Studios or spend time working in the quiet retreat of their studio. Experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing is required. Application fee is $40, residency fee is $600 per session. Fellowships are available. Please visit for more information.

Penland School of Crafts

is currently seeking interns for the following programs/studios:

Benefit Auction
Community Collaboration/Development
Community Collaboration/Teaching Artist
Painting/Drawing & Textiles
Print, Letterpress, Books & Papermaking
Please visit to view complete information for each of the internships listed above, including timeframes, deadlines and compensation details.

Residency Opportunity-University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art and Design is accepting applications for our artist-in-residence (AIR) program. The one-year residency with the possibility of a one-year extension (for a total of 2 years) for an emerging professional clay artist. We welcome applications from the US and abroad.

Please contact Wesley Smith at the University of North Dakota Dept of Art and Design with inquiries or for application materials.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

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. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.

For more information contact

A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence, Vallauris France)

Located in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, the non-profit Association A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence) welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them. The Association has three primary objectives:

How to apply:
Applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year with deadlines being the first day of each month, however it is recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible anyway since submission dates may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection priority. The application materials can be submitted by email. Email your request for an application form to

Workhouse Arts Center - Ceramics Residency Program

The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a dynamically cooperative educational environment. The Ceramics Residency Program provides the serious ceramics artist an opportunity and ability to function independently and to refine and exhibit their work, expand on their educational experiences, and contribute to the growth and promotion of the cultural arts in our Community, our Artists, Students, Ceramics program and the Lorton Arts Foundation.

How to Apply
Review of applications for the Ceramics Residency program is ongoing.
Please contact (see below) the Ceramics Director-Dale Marhanka for application materials. You will be required to submit an application form, a letter of intent, resume, artist statement, Teaching Philosophy (if applicable), a CD or slides of 10 images (current within last 3 years) with image info sheet, and 2 letters of reference.
The Lorton Arts Foundation-Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program C/o Dale Marhanka- Ceramics Director, 9504 Workhouse Way –Bldg. 8, Lorton Virginia 22079 703-584-2982

West Virginia University China Ceramics Program

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University have teamed to offer a comprehensive study opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  For the last 18 years, we have teamed to offer a study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists. Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin's Terra Cotta Army, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world.  High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yaoware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West Virginia University.

Study with Walter Ostrom in China this Fall! West Virginia University (WVU) China Ceramics announces Walter Ostrom as one of our Fall Semester China Ceramics Program Visiting Artists!

More Info:

Walter Ostrom is an influential ceramic artist who has revived and modernized the making of low-fired tin-glazed pottery in Canada. He was born in Binghamton NY and is a graduate of Ohio University. Walter recently retired as the Professor of Ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). His work has been featured in collections and exhibitions worldwide, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Walter was one of the first western artist/educators to begin traveling to Jingdezhen, to study, teach, and research Chinese Ceramics.  Announcements for additional Visiting Artists will be made in the near future.

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University and Pottery Workshop have teamed to offer a comprehensive study and travel opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.  For those who interested in undergraduate or graduate credits, the WVU China Ceramics Program will enable you to earn accredited WVU credits for the programs. 

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin's Terra Cotta Army, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for a experience of a lifetime

*If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506

Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Residency

Our Short-Term Residency schedule has shifted from two deadline cycles to one. The short-term residency is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks’ time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Fully furnished apartments are available on a per month rate or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency. Short-term residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.

Application Requirements and online submittal go directly to Slideroom

The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short
-Term Residency (anytime between December 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014) is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during residency. The application deadline is September 2, 2013.

c.r.e.t.a. rome: short-term residency in Rome, Italy

c.r.e.t.a. rome offers artist residencies for ceramicists and visual artists for periods of 6 weeks or 3 months. Artists have the opportunity to focus on their art, whether it be creating a new body of work, expanding a well-established oeuvre or allowing themselves to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the centuries of culture that define the eternal city of Rome. The residency includes a semi-private equipped studio, private or shared apartments in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials for their work, firings, etc. In addition, they will have access to the wealth of galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond. Each resident will have an opportunity to exhibit the work produced during the residency period in a final show. A selection committee composed of artists, art critics and historians carefully evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. For more information and application details, see or contact Lori-Ann Touchette at

Emmanuel Artist Residency Program
The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.
The Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff and faculty.

Duration: 8 weeks; June through August
Application Deadline: 02/01/2014
Application Fee: $0.00
Stipend: $2000.00
Eligibility Requirements:
Application form
Letter of intent: please describe your plan for your time at the residency
10-20 digital images of work (3-4 MB jpeg, 300 dpi 10"x6" if mailed, 200kb 72dpi 5"X7" if emailed) Artist statement C.V.

Contact Information:Chantal Harris
Assistant Director of ECAR
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Playa, a facility and nonprofit organization near Summer Lake, in South Central Oregon, offers Residencies to artists, writers, natural scientists, naturalists, and others engaged in creative or interdisciplinary work.

Playa has two application deadlines on the following dates: March 1, 2014 (for Fall 2014 sessions running mid-August - December) and September 1, 2014 (for Spring 2015 sessions running January - June). For questions regarding these upcoming residencies or general information please email

Please look under the Apply menu on our website for NEW guidelines and how to apply online using Submittable
Residencies include housing, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at no cost, however donations are welcome. There is a $25 application fee for individuals ($50 for collaborative teams) to cover administrative costs.

Playa, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. Playa offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one's creative or scientific processes. Away from the urgencies of daily life, residents can focus on their projects, immerse in a desert landscape of basin and rangeland, and find inspiration through self-directed inquiry.