The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in one of the world’s top tourist destinations Las Vegas Nevada. Once chosen as a resident artist, an artist may choose either a 3, 6 month or one year residency

A residency at CAV includes:
Semi private storage space
Use of 6 electric, two updraft gas, one down draft gas, and three raku kilns (specs available upon request)
Work fired with student pieces at no cost (based on space) and personal firings at cost
Three glaze spraying hoods
20% off all clay
Teaching opportunities
Exhibition opportunities
Representation in store and gallery 60/40 split artist/gallery
Representation at events
$100 stipend per month
Off Site Housing

Resident Artists also pay for the materials they use and firings (based on individual usage). Residents share common housekeeping work and contribute time to Clay Arts Vegas as well.

Artist Requirements
Teach 3 3 hour class and cover some open studio time between Thursday and Saturday
Represent the studio at all first Friday gallery openings
Assist guest artists for all weekend workshops (5 per Year)
Share in the loading and unloading of kilns
Assist in studio up keep
Assist during second Saturday Raku firings
Assist during Special events
Offer a workshop in a specialty area for CAV members during the month of personal exhibition
A $250.00 refundable security deposit and a yearly CAV membership fee of $65.00 are also required upon entry into the program.

Each artist is required to leave one work for the permanent collection of the studio. Artist is responsible for his/her own travel to and from Clay Arts Vegas.

Interaction with The CAV Community

There is no formal structure by design of contact outside of formal taught classes. Artists are provided with keys and may choose to work when they find it most advantageous. Artists are expected to be open to the questions of Clay Arts Vegas students and artists. While at the studio guest artists enjoy ample contact with people working at all levels in ceramics. We strongly believe that Clay Arts Vegas is a community built on diversity and every person working in the studio is a peer to learn, share, and enjoy.

Works Created During the Residency

Aside from the piece selected for the permanent collection, works created during the residency are the property of the artist. All work created over the course of the residency may be shipped to the artist at their own expense. Work left for sale with the Gallery or Shop shall become the property of Clay Arts Vegas or will be returned to the artist at their expense after one year. The Clay Arts Vegas retains 40% of any works it sells for guest artists. Shipping arrangements must be made prior to the end of the residency.

Application Process
Apply through E mail Application Deadline is On Going

A complete application must include the following:
Personal contact information
Artist Statement
A personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying for a residency)
10 digital images
A corresponding image list that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date.
$15 Application fee

Selection Process
The three owners of Clay Arts Vegas and one invited guest review and rank applicants. The Management team will then select the new residents based on ranking and the current body of Residents. Applicants may be asked to complete an interview before a position will be offered. Clay Arts Vegas reserves the right to invite new residents that did not apply through this formal application process. There will be up to three spots available. All interested individuals are strongly encouraged to visit Clay Arts Vegas prior to applying. All applicants will be notified by with-in 30 days of application submission

Please call Thomas Bumblauskas or Peter Jakubowski at 702-375-4147 or e mail at if you have any further questions about a residency at Clay Arts Vegas