Iowa Ceramics Center & Glass Studio

Artist Residency

Providing emerging ceramic artists with space, facilities, time, and professional interactions that will develop their ideas, skills, abilities, and help them focus as ceramic artists.

Year Long Residencies

YEAR-LONG RESIDENCY DATES: Moving Stipends Available

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

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

May 2025 to May 2026: Application deadline, March 31st, 2025

The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio is a work exchange program.  ICCGS can accommodate up to five Resident Artists in Ceramics or Glass. Residencies are typically for a 12 month period of time. Longer or shorter terms can be negotiated as necessary and appropriate.

Artists will receive:

“My residency will always be a deciding factor of how I identify myself as I strive to keep growing as an artist.” – Logan Jensen

2019 Resident Card


Resident Artists should have a BA, BFA or MFA degree in Ceramics, and are expected to be self-motivated with the capability to work independently yet cooperatively in a professional studio setting.

Resident Artist Duties


Some of Our Guest Artists Include:

  • Mel Andringa
  • Susannah Biondo-Gemmell
  • Margaret Bohls
  • Linda Christianson
  • Bede Clarke
  • Maggie Connolly
  • David Crane
  • Israel Davis
  • Chotsani Dean
  • Thaddeus Erdahl
  • Jill Foote-Hutton
  • 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


Iowa Clay Conference 2024

ICCGS hosts a Iowa Clay Conference

This bi-annual event, features demonstrations and lectures from artists such as Matt Kelleher, Jeff Oestreich, Peter Pinnell, Margaret Bohls, Bede Clarke, Israel Davis, and TJ Erdahl. Past speakers include Brad Schweiger, Jen Rogers, and Susannah Biondo. Gallery openings, slide lectures, mug exchange and more.

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Iowa Clay Conference

The Clay Conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn new techniques

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Sell Your Work

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 ICCGS, and host 3-4 events per year, providing students and residents the opportunity to sell their work.