call for Studio Assistantships @ Penland


Studio assistants are students who assist instructors and are responsible for maintaining the school’s standards for studio operation. They receive housing and meals and pay only a $5 application fee in Slideroom and a $25 non-refundable processing fee if selected.

Studio assistants are selected based on their knowledge of a working studio. In addition to 25–40 hours of work each week, studio assistants are required to work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the day before their session and may have some work to do on Friday after the session is over. Clay studio assistants have a work assignment on Saturday morning after the session and stay on campus Friday night.

Summer 2022

See a full list of workshops offered HERE. Please apply using the scholarship application form on Slideroom by 11:59 PM ET on February 17, 2022.

Note: we cannot accept applications from studio assistants who are not US citizens unless they have current documents authorizing them to work in the US.

Studio Assistantships

call for artists: Salad Days Residency @ Watershed

Salad Days Artist Residency: 2022-23
Deadline: February 15, 2022 Fee (USD): $25.00
Every year, Watershed commissions an artist to create handmade earthenware plates or shallow bowls for our annual Salad Days fundraiser. The celebration draws nearly 500 people to Watershed’s campus, with the plates serving as the event’s primary feature. Salad Days also includes a pottery sale of work by artists from around the country, campus tours, artist demos, and much more.
The Salad Days Artist is selected by a panel of professional artists in consultation with Watershed’s staff. The Artist spends seven months from September to April at Watershed producing 450 plates or shallow bowls for the following summer’s Salad Days. They are also commissioned to create approximately 30 small functional or decorative pieces for Watershed’s sustained giving donors. Work is produced in terracotta and is fired in Watershed’s kilns.
During the residency, the Artist receives free housing, a meal allowance, a large studio, free materials and firings, and a stipend of $4000. Additionally, the Artist has the opportunity to showcase and sell work at Watershed events during their time in residence. Watershed also provides lodging for the Salad Days Artist when they return for the Salad Days event.
The 2022-23 Salad Days Artist residency runs from September 12, 2022 through April 15, 2023, with the Salad Days fundraiser scheduled for the second weekend in July, 2023. Due to the pandemic, Salad Days 2023 may include in-person and online components.
Full Details HERE.

residency opportunity: Cdn Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to announce our first Ceramic Arts Residency program! We are now seeking applications from qualified emerging ceramic artists who are from or are currently based in Waterloo Region for this exciting 8-week, full-time residency based at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario.

This program will offer an emerging ceramic artist the opportunity to work in the studio at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery 35 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks, gaining critical experience, mentorship, and opportunities as they begin their career. Working in the studio from October to December 2021 (dates are flexible), the resident will:
-have access to our fully equipped ceramic studio
-participate in mentorship opportunities with the Gallery Executive Director and Chief Curator, Curator, and Public Programs Manager
-receive mentorship from up to two artists or arts administrators in the Region
-present artist talks, demonstrations, and/or workshops to the public
-have the opportunity to sell work in the Gallery Shop (standard consignment agreement applies, contact Denis Longchamps for more information)

Following completion of the Residency, a selection of the resident’s work will be presented in an exhibition at the Gallery (dates TBD).

The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $500 per week and will have access to a budget of $500 for materials and specialized tools. The Gallery Studio includes access to 2 electric kilns, a pug mill, slab roller, pottery wheels, and basic tools, as well as support from the Studio Technician and other Gallery staff.

Applications must be received no later than September 19, 2021.

Visit our website for more information.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.