During the summer months, college campuses and their ceramics studios are closed.
We realized that serious ceramic students were forced to cease making pots for this 90 days. Then, we realized that we could be a resource for these students by providing a way for them to be mentored by a master potter in an existing studio. To facilitate this growth opportunity, the Guild began a Studio Residency Program.
We currently mentor two or three students each summer. The selected individuals receive a 12-week studio membership/residency at ClayZen Studio in Ojai or the Clay Studio in Goleta depending on the applicant’s preference and availability in the studio of choice, typically June through August.
Applicants provide a vision for what they intend to explore and learn during their residency. This includes skills improvement, a project plan and any other area of being a competent ceramist they wish to explore. At the end of their journey the resident completes a portfolio of their completed work and a video presentation to share a VCPG Member Meeting with Q&A on their time or process. that may be required for successful admission into an arts program.
Proposals for Summer 2023 Residencies are due no later than April 30, 2023. Use the links to your right for more detailed information on the program and the form for submitting a proposal.