STARworks Clay Studio Resident Artist Program

Resident Artists

Resident artists are selected based on a competitive pool of applicants from across the country and abroad, working in sculpture, functional pottery and design. Residents are chosen based on the quality and strength of their work, clearly expressed goals for residency and the dynamics that fit the studio at a given time to foster the excellence and diverse creative atmosphere of STARworks Clay Studio. Residents are provided with time to push personal, professional, technical and conceptual limits. Ceramic artists who are at a crucial stage in their career and require an opportunity to experiment, refine and formalize studio practices are encouraged to apply. 

Visiting Artists

STARworks Clay Studio in Star, NC is an exciting new international residency and visiting artist program that is an offshoot of STARworks Ceramics Materials and Research. Professional visiting artists will be invited to STARworks to provide expertise and artistic inspiration during the residency periods. 

Application Deadlines are September 30 and February 28

Residencies span one to six months in duration. The duration depends on the proposal submitted by the artist and the available studio space. Apply by September 30 for the Spring Session (January 10 - June 30) and by February 28 for the Fall Session (July 1 - December 15).


  • Shimpo & Brent wheels

  • Shimpo mixer pugmill

  • Brent and Bailey slab rollers

  • North Star extruder

  • Spray booth

  • Electric kilns

    • 1.7 cubic ft. test kiln

    • 10 cubic ft. L&L kiln

    • 16 cubic ft. Skutt oval kiln

    • 16 cubic ft. front-loading electric reduction kiln

  • 3-chambered wood kiln with Noborigama, glaze and salt chambers

  • 10 cubic ft. front-loading gas kiln

Residents will have to opportunity to purchase supplies and tools at STARworks Ceramics, which is located on site.