For Artists / Opportunities

Pottery Northwest, Seattle / Artist Residency / Call for Artists

Submission fee


A residency at Pottery Northwest is an opportunity to grow as a ceramic artist, to engage in our thriving community and to provide a platform to develop your work and support your career. Applicants are chosen for the quality of their work, a perceived potential for growth, and the ability/willingness to actively contribute to the community within the studio. Residencies include awarded studio space for 6 months to 2 years, a yearly firing stipend, and exhibition opportunities.

Applications are due April 14, 2017.

Pottery Northwest values diversity not only in the artwork produced in our studios, but among the resident artists themselves. We recognize that through an inclusive environment we will create a vibrant cultural program. People from underrepresented communities in the field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send the following to Pottery Northwest.

-10 images of recent work (completed within the past two years). // File Requirements: 1800px on largest side.
- Image List: title, dimensions, materials, date completed
JPG, named 1st initial, last name, image number – (i.e. EFidler_01)
- Resume
- A statement of intent. What (specifically) do you want to do with your time at Pottery Northwest. What’s your next step and how will a residency at PNW help you get there? How do you contribute to a community? How does it benefit you to be a part of a community?
- 1 letter of recommendation from an established figure in the ceramic field (may arrive separately).
- 2 professional references who can speak to your qualifications as a potential resident.

Eligible media

All Disciplines, Arts-Related, Craft, Folk/Traditional Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.