Artist in Residence Program

Artist in Residence (AIR) Program

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Morean Center for Clay aims to enhance and further the educational experience of clay artists seeking recognition in the professional realm. The AIR's at Morean Center for Clay are comprised of individuals with either their bachelor's or master's degree in art who are interested in working in a studio setting to continue and foster their growth as a ceramic artist. During their time as AIR's, they are encouraged to build their body of work, apply to shows and participate in group and individual critiques. A solo exhibition serves as the capstone experience for the program, highlighting the concentration of the artist's work during his or her time at Morean Center for Clay. The AIR program is highly competitive, attracting dozens of applicants from across the nation for only six positions each year. After completing the program, the AIR's have gone on to graduate school, to own and operate their own studios or have become professors at colleges and universities.

We have a total of 6 artists in residence at the Morean Center for Clay. The artist in residence program is a work exchange program. Each resident agrees to work a total of 15 hours a week in exchange for their studio, 24 studio access, firings, and discounts on clays.  Studio maintenance can include, but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, loading kilns, firing kilns, mixing glazes, splitting wood, stacking wood, setting up gallery shows, maintaining inventory, etc.  The Morean Center for Clay also offer a stipend to each resident of $200 a month or $10 an hour (which ever comes first) in exchange for teaching and/or building maintenance.

Application Process:

  • Post mark April 15th 
  • $30 application fee (checks can be made out to Morean Arts Center)
  • 20 slides on cd or flash drive
  • Image list
  • 3 references with email and phone number contacts
  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent

Applications due April 15th. Residency will start August 1st and ends July 31st

Send your application to:

Morean Center for Clay
Attn: Matt Schiemann

420 22nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712


application submissions can be emailed to

Current Artists in Residence:

Colby Charpentier

Jacob Meer

Amanda Bury

Bridget Fairbank

Emmett Freeman

Tucker Claxton