Artist Residency 

YEAR-LONG RESIDENCY DATES: Moving Stipends Available

May 2024 to May 2025: Application deadline, March 31st, 2024

August 2024 to Aug. 2025: Application deadline, June 2nd, 2024

January 2025 to Dec. 2025: Application deadline, Oct. 1st, 2024


Rolling applications: Depending on availability, applications will be considered throughout the year.  Submit an inquire email to [email protected] with potential residency dates.

Resident Artist Duties

  • 10 hours minimum work each week during regularly scheduled times 
  • Teaching classes and workshops
  • Loading, firing, and unloading kilns
  • Mixing clays and glazes
  • General studio upkeep
  • Opening and closing the center


The Resident Artist Program at ICCGS is best suited for emerging artists seeking to gain professional growth through the new experiences of working in a community studio and focused personal studio time outside of an academic environment.
Artists who have completed a BA or BFA  are a best fit for our program.  Artists are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working independently yet cooperatively in a community studio setting while maintaining a strong work/ life balance. 

The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio can accommodate up to five Resident Artists in Ceramics or Glass. Residencies for a 12 month period of time.  Resident artists should have a BA, BFA or MFA degree in ceramics and a motivation to work within a community.

Resident Artist Will Receive

The Resident Artist Program at ICCGS is a work exchange program. Artist received the following as part of the exchange:

  • The Resident Artist Program at ICCGS is a work exchange program. Artist received the following as part of the exchange:

  • A personal work space (15 ft x 7 ft)

  • 24/7 access to the facilities

  • Monthly Firing and Clay Stipend

  • Exhibition Stipend

  • MCH Fund Moving Stipend

  • Each Residency culminates in an exhibit in the Chadima Gallery

  • Free enrollment in all Center workshops and seminars

  • Access to ceramics professionals in the area for consultation and feedback

  • Experience teaching a variety of classes at the Center.


Some of our guest artists include:


  • Mel Andringa 

  • Susannah Biondo-Gemmell
  • Margaret Bohls
  • Linda Christianson
  • Bede Clarke
  • David Crane
  • Israel Davis
  • Chotsani Dean
  • Thaddeus Erdahl
  • Stuart Gair
  • Andy Gemmell
  • Gerit Grimm
  • Al Holen
  • Clary Illian 
  • Matt Kelleher
  • Gail Kendall
  • Simon Levin
  • Jeff Oestreich
  • Tim Pfiffner
  • Donovan Palmquist
  • Pete Pinnell
  • Joseph Pintz
  • Coleen Riley
  • Jennifer Rogers
  • Brad Schwieger
  • Amy Smith
  • Steve Maxson 
  • Nicholas Meyer 
  • Tashiaki Mori
  • Janis Mars Wunderlich
  • Shumpei Yamaki

Sell Work in the Chadima Gallery

We have an adjoining 800 sq. ft. gallery which houses exhibitions throughout the year, primarily featuring ceramic and glass artists. Each Resident Artist will have a gallery exhibition toward the end of their residency, and may also have the opportunity to curate other shows. We also market and sell work through various events held at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio.

The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio participates in and hosts 3-4 festivals and sales per year, providing students and residents the opportunity to sell their work.


“I really loved it there. It was such a friendly, warm group—kinda felt like a family”

- Anne Wendland