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*NEW* Resident Artist 2022

Contact: Liz Blodgett, Director, Wesleyan Potters


Duration: 6 months: July 1, 2022- Dec 30, 2022

Application Deadline: May 30

No application fee


Artist in Residence Opportunity at Wesleyan Potters

Wesleyan Potters is currently accepting applications for a six month artist in residence program, beginning July 1, 2022,  in our ceramics department. This residency is designed to give the Artist dedicated time to develop a body of work in exchange for working with our studio manager maintaining the studio and kilns.

WesPots is a thriving craft school and member guild dedicated to education in the crafts of ceramics, metal work, and the fiber arts. Founded in 1948, the pottery is fully equipped to support our members, our quarterly class schedule, and workshops by guest artists.       

Opportunities and Benefits

  • Work in a vibrant and collegial environment
  • 24 / 7 studio access
  • Designated working space within our studio
  • Access to all studio equipment and tools
  • Materials for glaze testing
  • Training in firing our kilns: down draft, alpine, electric and raku
  • Opportunity to attend workshops with well-known artists
  • Teaching opportunity for one day classes
  • Participation in the Wesleyan Potters annual holiday sale
  • Solo gallery show
  • Stipend- $1000/month
  • Materials stipend: $500/month
  • Housing stipend: $1500/month
  • Possible travel stipend



  • Work 20 hours per week under the direction of the Studio Manager including but not limited to:
    • Loading, firing, and unloading kilns
    • Studio maintenance and cleanup
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Clay recycling
  • Assist with student and member requests
  • Assist in the gallery or office when necessary

Application Requirements:

  • BFA or equivalent in ceramics 
  • Resume/CV
  • Artist’s Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Deadline May 30, 2022
  • Portfolio of images of most recent work (within the last 2 years), minimum of 10 images, maximum 20.


Funding for this pilot Arts in Residence Program is made possible by a generous grant from the CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants through CT Humanities. CT Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. State and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources support CTH projects, administration, and program development. We are headquartered in Middletown but our work is statewide.

Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.