Glass Artist In Residence Program

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Resident Artists

Four artist residencies will be offered per year, two for a period of three months and two for a period of one month. The dates for the residency periods can be found on the application form linked below. 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. An MFA is recommended but not required. The Resident Artist program provides resources to develop new work or expand current work while experimenting with both traditional and innovative processes using glass as a medium.


The glass studio internship is an opportunity for students who have completed initial courses of glass study (B.A./B.F.A or multiple workshops). Candidates should be seeking professional, practical studio experience. Studio interns will assist with studio operations, presenting public demonstrations, teaching classes and workshops, creating STARworks line of products, and assist our dynamic program of visiting and resident artists. Studio Internships are available each year for a period of three months each, which coincides with the Resident Artists program. Interns have the possibility of an extension upon review.

Visiting Artists

Professional glass artists will be invited to STARworks to provide expertise and artistic inspiration for a short time during the residency/internship periods.  

Use the buttons below to learn about our past visiting and resident artists.


Application Deadline is September 30

Applications for the upcoming year are accepted until September 30. Applicants will be notified in November. Use the buttons below to learn more about our programs and how to apply.



Seagrove Pottery Area is minutes away and is home to more than 100 potters, producing everything from utilitarian, functional pieces to high-end decorative art.  Along with the usual gas and electric firings, there are over thirty wood kilns in use in the immediate area.  The North Carolina Pottery Center located in the village of Seagrove, has exhibits that illustrate the history and progression of pottery in the state

North Carolina Zoological Park, located just 18 miles from STARworks, is one of the finest open-habitat zoological parks in the world.

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, moutain biking, swimming, gold panning, birding and fishing.