Ceramic Artist In Residence Program
Artist in Residence
The Artist in Residence position is an integral part of the ceramics program at K-State. Annually or semiannually it hosts an emerging artist working in new, exciting or thoughtful facets of the ceramic field.
Through artistic research, undergraduate instruction and mentorship, they contribute to a contemporary discourse on the intersections of ceramic art, craft, and design further enriching the learning environment. Successful candidates are committed to an active studio practice and collaborative communal engagement. Candidates with broad and thorough knowledge of ceramics processes, with experience in studio management and innovative pedagogy, will be given additional consideration. In exchange for teaching two classes a semester and ten hours of departmental contribution a week, Artists in Residence are compensated with a private studio space, all firings and in stock studio materials, a solo exhibition of their research and a salary commensurate with experience and education.
Residency Term: August 15 – July 1
Resident Artists are granted approximately a yearlong residency, and are encouraged to apply for a second year.
- Private studio in K-State ceramics area
- Solo exhibition
- All firings and in stock studio materials
- Salary commensurate with experience and education
- 10 hrs per week of departmental service
- Participation in graduate and post baccalaureate critiques
- Occasional demonstrations for undergraduate ceramic courses
- Teaching two ceramics classes per semester
- Must have a Master of Fine Arts degree
Application Deadline: April 15th
All applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following materials:
- Current resume
- Artist Statement
- List of 2 references with phone numbers and email addresses
- PDF portfolio of 15-20 images of recent work to include title, date, medium, and dimensions for each image (PDF file under 20MB). For video, audio or web based content embed links in the PDF file.
The K-State Art Department provides access to 2D and 3D print labs with large format photo printers and scanners, full-color and sepia tone ceramic decal printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter and rapid form fabrication that includes multiple FDM (Fused deposition Modeling) and SLA (Stereo Lithography) printers. The print lab also houses a large 4'x 8' foot CNC router and 3D digital scanner. In addition, the art department provides access to a large dedicated photo room for documentation and studio photography with professional equipment. Students interested in construction methods with wood have access to the well-equipped departmental wood shop.
The ceramics department has extensive electric, gas and atmospheric kilns on-site in addition to a satellite 2000 sq. ft. covered, open-air kiln facility. The clay and glaze lab boast over 17 tons of material storage. The brand-new Digital Clay Lab houses cutting edge technology in 3D clay printing from DIY paste printers to the industry-leading purpose-built Sacra 3D clay printing robot. For large sculpture or vessel work, specialty pallets and lift systems are available to move work fluidly from creative space to kiln and back again. The Plaster Lab is over 400 square feet with custom-designed glass-topped tables for mold making and prototyping. Slip casting takes place in a separate Casting Lab with three casting tables and an extensive mold library. The Ikeda Gallery, a 300 sq. ft. white space gallery is available for reservation and can be used for installations, reviews, critiques, or to document work.
Electric kilns1 – 18.5 cu.ft. Skutt 16271 – 10 cu. ft. Skutt 12277 – 7 cu. ft. Skutt 10273 – 2.5 cu. ft. Skutt 8182– .8 cu. ft. Skutt 6142 – .6 cu. ft. Skutt 609 1 cu ft. test
Gas and Atmospheric Kilns40 cu. ft. Down Draft Car16 cu. ft. Down Draft16 cu. ft. Up Draft14 cu. ft. Cross Draft Soda4 cu. ft. Experimental kiln40 cu. ft. Wood Fired Train
Clay and Glaze Lab250 lb. batch capacity Peter Puger mixerPeter Puger mixer extrusion kit with hollow dies300 lb. batch capacity Soldner mixer150 lb. batch capacity Soldner mixerSand blasting cabinetIndustrial Glaze BlungerLaguna Spray boothFixed and Mobile Compressor
Material ProcessingJaw CrusherPlate MillBall MillWiley Mill
Plaster and Casting Labs2 Imported Vertical Plaster LathesA de-airing plaster vacuum chamberShimpo jigger arm72 cu. ft. Bailey Heated Drying Cabinet2-33 gal. Slip Tanks with Blungers20 gal. Slip Tank with Blunger20 gal. Slip pump100's of commercial and industrial molds
General Studio Equipment18 Shimpo VL Electric Wheels2 Extruders with hollow extrusion kitsBrent SR-20 Slab RollerFoam Cutter10" Wet Tile Saw with 36" cut capacity
Digital Clay Lab3D Potter XLS Sacra Robot3D Potter 7 ProHand Extruder Tube Loader for 2000ml & 3600mlTube Loader for PugmillDelta 3D Clay Paste PrinterFull Color Decal PrinterCerPrint 3500 True Black Decal PrinterMIRC Sepia tone decal printerRoland GS-24 CAMM 1 Vinyl CutterDLSR Camera and Tri-pod2 Projectors