Residency Programs at Taos Clay Studio

2 Year Residency: May 15, 2016 (Residency starts between August and September of 2016)

1 Year Residency: June 15, 2016 (Residency starts October of 2016)

Clay offers three full-time resident artist positions to emerging clay
artists. For seven years Taos Clay’s residency has attracted artists
from around the country to gain experience in managing the day-to-day
operations of a community clay studio.

All residents are offered a
semi-private studio space, free firings, wholesale materials, paid
teaching opportunities and the opportunity to sell their work in the
gallery in exchange for 20-25 hours of work per week.

residency at Taos Clay Studio offers artists a supportive environment to
explore and develop in their personal work while gaining insight into
the business of making art.

Residents must demonstrate a
willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in
their own work. They must bring a high level of professionalism and
competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and
facility. Residents must also demonstrate a willingness to adapt to a
growing studio with ever changing needs and expectations.

Applications are accepted in the Spring of each year. Click below for information on our one and two year residency programs.

Year Long Residency Info                                     

Two Year Residency Info

help support Centered: Mud and Movement Arts at Taos Clay

Taos Clay Studio is a ceramic art center dedicated to the spread of
contemporary clay culture within Taos County, and across the country. We
are a community-based organization hosting lectures, workshops, and
events to promote art education and hands on learning. We foster an
environment of creativity catering to all ages and skill levels.

twelve years ago by Page Patterson Taos Clay has been making an impact
on the local art scene since its doors opened. In April of last year the
studio underwent a major change when Brandi Jessup our current owner
and director purchased the studio from local artist and entrepreneur
Logan Wannamaker. Building on twelve years of history and awesome, we
are growing at a rate we never could have anticipated!

We firmly
believe in the power and importance of arts education and its ability to
impact lives. Through memberships and classes, internships and
residencies, we build opportunities for lifelong learning and
experimentation in the visual arts.

In January of this year we
partnered with Travis Webb of Accelerated Kinetic Arts to open a second
space dedicated to bringing artists of all media together.

AKA Studio is a think tank for artists, business people, martial
artists, actors, dancers, and creative people of all backgrounds and
skills to come together. We create conversation and connect the dots
between media to generate both artistic and economic impact!

Find out more, check out some great perks and help support Taos here:

residency opportunity: TAOS Clay Studio – DEADLINE APRIL 15th!!!

Residency at Taos Clay

Taos Clay offers two
full-time residencies to emerging clay artists, BFA or MFA preferred.
Residents are offered a $250 monthly stipend for materials, a
semi-private studio space (to be shared with one other resident), free
firings, and the opportunity to sell their work in the gallery, in
exchange for 16-20 hours of work per week. Each resident will have the
opportunity to present a slide talk about their work to the local
community, and an individual show featuring work produced during the
residency will take place at the end of the year. Currently, resident
artists are required to provide their own housing.

Taos Clay offers a studio resident position and a gallery resident position. The studio resident’s
duties include firing, mixing glaze, mixing clay, maintenance, kiln
repairs, making sure the studio runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and
enrolling new studio members. The gallery resident’s duties
include contacting artists, helping plan shows, photographing work,
helping with online sales, marketing, social media, etc. Installing and
taking down shows, talking to customers, and planning fundraisers. Both
residents teach one class as part of their work exchange. Paid
opportunities for teaching may also be available.

Both residency
positions give insight into managing a clay studio and gallery, while
enabling residents to develop a body of work through access to a diverse
range of firing techniques and equipment. Residents must demonstrate a
willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in
your own work. They must bring a high level of professionalism and
competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and

Taos Clay is currently accepting applications for a Gallery Resident to begin June 1, 2014, and for a Studio Resident to begin August 1, 2014. Applications are due by April 15 for the Gallery residency and June 15 for the studio residency.

Apply Here!