Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Full details here.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is currently accepting applications for residency positions of varying lengths, typically of three to six months duration. The duration may depend on what the artist wishes to accomplish, amount of available studio space at the center at any given time, and other factors. Candidates with BFA’s, MFA’s, or equivalent life experience, are invited to apply.

A recent grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation has enabled the Pottery Center to reinstitute its Artist-in-Residence program.

Resident Artists

Resident artists will be selected from a pool of applicants from across the country and abroad. Residents will be chosen based on their goals (as expressed in their proposals), their previous and current work, and ensuring a diverse synergy that benefits both the resident artists (personally as well as professionally) and enhances the center’s educational programs and programming.

Residents will be provided with a stipend (generally $500 per month), free housing (if they choose to use it) and electricity, studio space, and up to 250 pounds of clay each month in exchange for assistance with studio upkeep, event support, workshops, and occasional teaching responsibilities.

Who can apply?

Candidates with BFA’s, MFA’s, or equivalent life experience, are invited to apply.

Visiting Artists

Professional visiting artists may also be invited to spend time at the center during residency periods to showcase their special skills and provide thoughtful insight and encourage residents to find ways to expand their own skillsets.

Where and what is the North Carolina Pottery Center?

Located in the central Piedmont town of Seagrove, NC, the North Carolina Pottery Center is the focal point of a bustling pottery community of about 80 nearby potteries.

The NC Pottery Center serves the wider community of North Carolina potters and pottery enthusiasts and promotes public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ever-changing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation. Please visit