International Ceramics Festival/Gwyl Rhyngwladol Ceramig

Clay Studio

Residency at the Clay Studio, Philadelphia

In partnership with The Clay Studio, Wales Arts International is delighted to offer a residency opportunity for a Wales based ceramic artist at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, for a period of eight weeks.

The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational arts organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists. It supports the ceramic arts through its artists’ residencies, gallery, studio space and its educational and outreach programmes. The programmes of the Clay Studio reflect the dual character of the organisation: as a community centred institution involved with the life of the city and region and as a national and international focal point for ceramic arts.

Residency programme

As part of its work, the Clay Studio pursues an active programme of international residencies and has designated facilities for visiting artists. Wales Arts International and the Clay Studio anticipate that established and emerging artists will be able to take advantage of the facilities the Clay Studio has to offer, in order to help develop their artistic practice as well as benefit from the opportunity to explore the thriving ceramic support network offered by the Clay Studio.

Each artist that undertakes a residency at the Clay Studio is required to leave one piece of work for the Clay Studio’s permanent collection; artists are also requested to present an evening slide lecture for the Clay Studio community and to accompany the Claymobile outreach programme and/or offer demonstrations in the Studio’s classes.

Work created during each residency may be made available for potential inclusion in the Clay Studio’s annual exhibition of work by resident artists. For further information on the Clay Studio, please visit:

Catrin Howell was the first to take up this residency in 2007 and David Cushway in 2008. Anne Gibbs was chosen in 2009 and Anna Noel is the latest to take up the residency in 2010.

For further information on past residencies, please follow the links below:

Anne Gibbs at the Clay Studio

David Cushway at the Clay Studio, 2008

Catrin Howell at the Clay Studio, 2007

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