The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a dynamically cooperative educational environment. The Ceramics Residency Program provides the serious ceramics artist an opportunity and ability to function independently and to refine and exhibit their work, expand on their educational experiences, and contribute to the growth and promotion of the cultural arts in our Community, our Artists, Students, Ceramics program and the Lorton Arts Foundation. The new state of the art facility comprising 8,000 sq. ft. with 5- 220sq. ft. individual resident artist studio spaces, a dedicated retail gallery space for resident artists, classroom space, two indoor kiln rooms(8 kilns), outdoor gas kiln space, raku kiln, raw materials lab, slab roller, extruder, clay mixing room and spray booth allows the artist to expand their use of a variety of tools and processes available for the ceramic artist.
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a dynamically creative and educationally cooperative environment. Facilities and equipment resources are offered at a reasonably low rate. * Minimum 25 hours of weekly presence in studio (working) and gallery watch in our dedicated Ceramics Gallery. * Active contribution and participation towards growth and daily operational activities of Ceramics program by instructing(paid), assisting, mentoring, supervising or maintaining various areas of program. * Follow all guidelines, procedures and policies as set forth in contract and residency program guidelines.
Ceramic Artists with a substantial background/working knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes including hand-building and/or wheel-throwing, firing and glaze making skills. All accepted applicants will go through a short orientation and training on studio procedures and guidelines with the Ceramics Director and must follow all safe handling practices with materials and equipment.
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program is a component of the Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program. Cost is $3,960.00 per year or 330.00/month. Yearly membership with Workhouse Arts Center, Electric and Gas Firing fees (bisque or glaze), clay and use of raw materials are an additional fee. Credits which can be applied toward firing and raw material costs are given for contributory hours in Ceramics Program. Newly Accepted residents may begin at any time during the calendar year and with approval of Ceramics Director. The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program is limited to 5 Ceramic Artists.
How to Apply
Review of applications for residency program is ongoing. Please complete the attached application form, and submit along with a letter of intent, resume, artist statement, a CD or slides of 10 images (current within last 3 years) with image info sheet, 2 reference contacts and submit to The Lorton Arts Foundation-Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program c/o Dale Marhanka- Ceramics Director, 9504 Workhouse Way-Bldg. 8, Lorton Virginia 22079 or call 703-584-2982.