Michael Simon Studio Pottery Fellowship

Haystack is pleased to steward a new fellowship fund celebrating the life of renowned potter, Michael Simon (1947-2021), who passed away last August after a long illness. Michael taught and met many other artists at Haystack. He recognized that the special environment at the School could be sustaining and even life-changing, and designated Haystack as the recipient of memorial gifts.
In honor of his wish, the Michael Simon Studio Pottery Fellowship is being established by friends and family. The fellowship honors and celebrates his life—his powerful teaching and work—by giving others the opportunity that was transformative to so many artists over the years. Once fully funded, the fellowship will annually provide tuition, room, and board, plus $500 in travel assistance for a mid-career functional potter to attend a ceramics workshop at Haystack. Individuals will be selected through the annual Haystack scholarship review process and the fellowship will be awarded each summer.
To support the Michael Simon Studio Pottery Fellowship, donations can be made using Haystack’s secure online form: https://secure.lglforms.com/form…/s/I0Jbfx_NLoQUohwdZQunoQ
For more information about Michael Simon, archives, and this initiative to establish the fellowship visit the Ferrin Contemporary website: https://ferrincontemporary.com/portfolio/michael-simon/
1) Michael Simon, by D. Hayne Bayless
2) Michael Simon’s work by John Polak, courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary.