Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship ProgramThe Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship is designed to provide emerging potters an opportunity to be in residence for one year at the Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.
This program is intended to support TWO emerging potters through the provision of a shared private studio space for a 12-month period between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 (each award is valued at $2,000). In addition to a free studio, the fellowship includes a modest materials and firing stipend, as well as ongoing opportunities to teach adult and children's classes through NCC's education program (to qualified individuals). The fellowship recipients can develop their own body of work, experiment with various techniques and processes, and participate (at no charge for most) in NCC workshops and lectures. The 2013 AP Studio Fellows' work will be included in a group exhibition in January 2015, which will also feature the work of NCC's other studio fellowship recipients.
NEW TO 2013: Two studio fellowships will be awarded in 2013.
This year's programing is made possible by generous contributions from the estate of Shirley Johnson and the Weiss and Raible Family.
- Eligibility is restricted to clay artists who have completed all formal academic training by the start of the grant period (September 1, 2013), who are not currently enrolled full or part-time in a degree-granting institution (including BA, MFA, or a teaching certification program), and who are not employed full-time as a ceramics teacher at the college level.
- You CAN APPLY for all, but CANNOT RECEIVE any combination, of the Fogelberg Fellowship, the Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship, the Materials Technician/Resident Artist position, and the Building Maintenance/Resident Artist position.
- The current Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2012 fellowship recipient cannot apply again until the 2015 grant cycle.)
Application ProcessThe following materials must be submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- A completed application form
- A disc with 10 digital images and a printed copy of a corresponding image list. (Discs will not be returned.) The image list must include artist name, date of work, dimensions of work, medium, and image orientation. Please see Submitting Digital Images for additional information. Digital images should be saved in JPEG format at 96 ppi with the image’s longest dimension not exceeding 1024 pixels. Image files should be labeled with last name, first initial, and numbers, indicating your preferred viewing order (example: doej1.jpg). Do not include any other information in the file name.
- A current resume (maximum of three 8-1/2" x 11" pages) with artist's name at the top of each page
- An artist statement (maximum of two 8-1/2" x 11" pages) with artist's name at the top of each page
ScheduleThe application deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013. Completed application forms and materials must be received at Northern Clay Center in hard copy by this date and time. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. No faxed, e-mailed, or late applications will be accepted.
Application materials will be reviewed by a panel of NCC staff and one outside artist, who will select the grant recipients on the basis of perceived merit. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by early May 2013.
Download the 2013 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship Application Form (pdf)
2012 Anonymous Potter Studio FellowshipNorthern Clay Center announces the recipient of the 2012 Anonymous Potter Studio Fellowship. Adam Gruetzmacher (Minneapolis, MN) will be in residence at Northern Clay Center between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. This program is made possible by funds generated from the sale of repurposed pots donated to NCC. The first such sale was of historic Warren MacKenzie pots, given to the Clay Center by an anonymous donor. Recent donors have included the family of the late potter shirley Johnson and countless others who donated pots to the Repurposed Pots Sale.
This program is designed to nurture the creative expression of aspiring ceramic artists by providing them with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work and, at the same time, exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.
The grant recipient will occupy a studio at the Center and have the opportunity to teach through NCC's education and outreach programs. Additionally, his work will be included in the 2014 Red Wing, Fogelberg, and Anonymous Potter Exhibition, scheduled to open mid-January, 2014.