Artist Studios at Mudflat

In our new facility, Mudflat has expanded our studio artist program to
include more clay artists in a broader range of studio spaces and at a
variety of prices. We now have 2 types of artist categories: Resident
Artists and Associate Artists.

  • Resident Artists are professional clay artists who have the
    technical skill and experience to fire their own work in the studio
    kilns. Studios for Resident Artists are private individual spaces or
    shared studios with 1 other artist, or with 3 other artists. Monthly
    rents range from $200-$305 per artist..
  • Associate Artists are serious clay students looking for more
    access, privacy and shelf space. There are 2 large group studios of
    approximately 285 square feet each to be shared by 6 artists each. These
    studios are equipped with a work table and shelving unit for each
    artist plus a central work table and 1 pottery wheel in each studio
    room. Associate Artists’ work will be fired by Mudflat technicians.
    Monthly rents are $225 per artist..

Both Resident Artists and Associate Artists have 24 hour studio
availability, and use of other studio and classroom equipment. The
monthly rent does not include clay materials, glazes or firings, but
clay, glazes and firings may be purchased through Mudflat for additional
fees. A committee reviews all applications based on the following
criteria: Applicant’s level of professionalism, artistic quality of
work, and commitment to the Mudflat community.

For information on availability, fees and application procedures, call or write to the Director.
Mudflat Pottery Studio, Inc.
81 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145

Massachusetts Call for Entry and Residency Opportunities for Emerging Artists

The mission of Mud Flat Studio is to promote and expand the appreciation of and participation in the ceramic arts. In 1998, Mudflat began offering a one-year residency position to clay artists.

Residency dates:

September 1 – August 31

Residency includes:

  • Private 90 sq. foot studio space
  • 24 hour access
  • A monthly stipend of $50, to be applied to clay materials and firing costs.
  • Opportunities to teach in our educational programs and for retail sales at our Open Studio events and at Mudflat Gallery
  • Solo exhibition and reception at Mudflat in August to showcase work created during the residency year

Residency requirements:

  • Artists are expected to spend a minimum of 20 hours per week in their studio
  • Artists are required to work 5 hours per week for Mudflat, assisting with technical jobs
  • 2 public presentations during the residency. The first, in September, is a slide show of the artist’s work.
  • Applicants should have knowledge of a variety of clay techniques and some kiln firing experience, the ability to work independently, and enthusiasm and willingness to be part of an urban clay community.


Applications for the 2012-13 residency must be postmarked by April 16, 2012. Selection notification will be made by May 31. Application form (PDF format) Mudflat Pottery Studio, Inc.
81 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145 Phone: (617)628-0589
FAX: (617)628-2082