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Studio Residency

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 to four students each summer. The selected individuals receive a 12-week studio membership/residency at the Stacy Rowe Pottery Studio in Oxnard 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 at a VCPG Member Meeting with Q&A on their time or process.

Use the button in the right sidebar for more detailed information on the program. (Application period for summer 2024 is now closed.)
 


...providing these residencies is
one of my favorite things that we do.
It really makes me proud
to be a member of the Guild.
You guys are great. And… keep pottin’!
— Stacy Rowe, VCPG President
 



Studio Residency 2024


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Izzy Catalano 
Summer 2023

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

Max Gaines
Summer 2023

Clay Studio
Goleta, CA

Dannah Mari Hidalgo
Summer 2023

Clay Studio
Goleta, CA

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Izzy Catalano 
Summer 2022

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

Connor Kelley 
Summer 2022

Clay Studio
Santa Barbara, CA

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José Glavin 
Summer 2021

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

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Shawn O'Leary 
Channel Islands University
Summer 2021

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

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Anita Hendricks 
Ventura College  
Spring 2021

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

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Elena Berdnikova 
Ventura College
Fall 2020

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

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Kahrin Keaki 
Ventura College
Fall 2020

ClayZen Studio
Ojai, CA

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