Three emerging artist residencies will be offered per year, each for a period of three months, with the possibility of extending to six months after evaluation. Glass artists, or professional artists in other mediums who are interested in experimenting with, transitioning to, or incorporating glass into their work are eligible for this program.
Along with having a main focus of creating new work or expanding current work, artists will be responsible for the smooth operation of the hot shop; charging, cleaning/maintenance, some light-up, etc., and will be required to teach one full weekend workshop during their stay, as well as assisting the Visiting Artist. The artists are encouraged to have an exhibition at the end of their residency. Emerging artists will receive a stipend of up to $800 per month, which includes an allowance for housing.
The studio internship is an opportunity for students of glass who have completed initial courses of glass study (B.A./B.F.A or multiple workshops). Candidates should be looking to gain professional, practical studio experience in a setting not too impeded by distractions. Studio interns will help the STARworks Glass Coordinator with day-to-day operations, classes and workshops, and may be asked to assist Visiting Artists.
The studio internship will last at least three months, with the possibility of extending the residency after evaluation. Interns will have the opportunity to teach and build skills, and will receive a monthly stipend of up to $800 per month, which includes an allowance for housing. Interns are entitled to at least 10 hours of studio time per week.
Three professional glass artists will be invited to STARworks for short-term residencies, lasting up to one month. The residency programs are designed so there will be one visiting glass artist during each intern and emerging artist session to provide professional glass influence and inspiration. Visiting artists will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 per week, which includes an allowance for housing.
STARworks has a small, furnished apartment (two rooms, kitchen and shared bath) within walking distance of STARworks. The apartment can accommodate two artists. STARworks can provide lists of other short-term rental housing options in the community if necessary.
STARworks Glass Studio has state-of-the-art glass equipment built by Wet Dog Glass, one of the top glass equipment fabricators in the country. The shop is equipped with a 250 lb. furnace, 740 lb. furnace, 12" glory hole, 18" glory hole, a three-ported glory hole with 9", 15" and 21" ports, two casting kilns, a stack of two front-loading annealers, a third large front loading annealer, pipe warmers, marver tables, a garage and a cold working shop.
Hank Adams will be the visiting artist for the spring 2013 session. Adams served as head designer for the Blenko Glass Company for six years. He has worked consistently as an educator at schools and universities, was awarded three Fellowships from the National Endowment of Arts and currently sits on the Creative Glass Center of America Advisory Board.
Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 22, 2013.
STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise is located in Star, North Carolina. It is less than an hour from Greensboro and just 90 minutes from Raleigh and Charlotte. STARworks Center is home to Central Park NC, a regional Sustainable economic development not-for-profit, a ceramics studio, a ceramics materials shop and clay factory, Wet Dog Glass equipment manufacturer, echo3 Graphics, STARworks Garden and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources offices.
STARworks Ceramics Materials and Clay Factory carries over 100 types of materials and tools for potters, and manufactures local clay bodies using raw clays dug within a 40-mile radius. STARworks Ceramics offers studio rental space, a three-chambered wood-fired kiln and a variety of workshops year-round.
STARworks Metal Studio will launch in May 2013, and will feature an iron melting cupola, a 30" x 30" coke forge, a 6" open pass-through forge, anvil, mold making, and MIG and TIG welding.
STARworks Garden is a micro-eco farm that provides fresh sustainably-grown seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers through a subscription system. STARworks Garden offers workshops and school programs about sustainable agriculture.
Lots to do in the area - Seagrove Pottery Area is home to more than 100 potters, producing everything from utilitarian, functional pieces to high-end decorative art. The North Carolina Pottery Center, located in the village of Seagrove, has exhibits that illustrate the history and progression of pottery in the state. The North Carolina Zoological Park, just 18 miles from STARworks, is one of the finest open-habitat zoological parks in the world.
The Uwharrie Mountains & Lakes provide ample opportunities for recreational fun, including hiking the 25-mile Uwharrie Trail, horseback riding along more than 100 miles of scenic trails, off-roading, river and flat-water paddling, camping, backpacking, hunting, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, gold panning, birding and fishing.