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Artist Residency Program

In 1998 Mudflat began offering a one-year residency position to clay artists. This highly competitive program provides a private studio space at no cost with access to Mudflat’s facility, and opportunities for the resident to teach and sell their work. Mudflat’s Artist-in-Residence for 2013-14 is Kyla Toomey.

An exhibition of Kyla’s work will be featured at Mudflat from July 25 through August 8. Join us for a reception on Friday July 25, 6-8 pm.

The 2013-14 Artist Residency is funded by a private donation.

See below for 2014-15 residency information; applications will be due April 16, 2014.

Kyla Toomey, 2013-14 Artist-in-Residence:
Kyla received her BFA in ceramics from Alfred University and her MFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University. She has been awarded artist residencies at a number of clay programs and has teaching experience at every level from college to children’s clay camps. Most recently, Kyla was an Adjunct Professor and Artist in Residence at Kansas State University. She has exhibited her work extensively since 2004.

“Making pots is about production and interaction. The repetitive actions of making, the stacks that form and grow in the studio, seeing the way bowls nest within each other, chattering up the grouping, picking up one plate to reveal the one beneath, and the feeling of accomplishment that accompanies the piles. I love the size of pots, the accessibility of the objects and the interaction it invites. I invest so much of myself interacting with the surface pushing, pulling, and carefully forcing movement of the material, that this effort seems futile to me if the objects cannot be physically engaged.” To see examples of Kyla’s work: www.kylatoomey.com

The 2013-14 Mudflat Artist Residency is funded by a private donation.

Residency dates:

September 1 - August 31

Residency includes:

  • Private 90 sq. foot studio space
  • 24 hour access
  • A monthly stipend of $50, to be applied to clay materials and firing costs.
  • Opportunities to teach in our educational programs and for retail sales at our Open Studio events and at Mudflat Gallery
  • Solo exhibition and reception at Mudflat in August to showcase work created during the residency year

Residency requirements:

  • Artists are expected to spend a minimum of 20 hours per week in their studio
  • Artists are required to work 5 hours per week for Mudflat, assisting with technical jobs
  • 2 public presentations during the residency. The first, in September, is a slide show of the artist's work.
  • Applicants should have knowledge of a variety of clay techniques and some kiln firing experience, the ability to work independently, and enthusiasm and willingness to be part of an urban clay community.


Applications for the 2014 -15 residency must be postmarked by April 16, 2014. Selection notification will be made in May, 2014

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Mudflat Resident Artists

2013-2014 Kyla Toomey
2012-2013 Dan Molyneux
2011-2012 Holly Curcio
2010-2011 Lisa Graf
2009-2010 Debra Fleury
2008-2009 Deborah Schwartzkopf
2007-2008 Cathy Lu
2006-2007 Nicole Peters
2005-2006 Ryan Takaba
2004-2005 Angela Cunningham
2003-2004 Monica Ripley
2002-2003 Gabriel Penfield
2001-2002 Meghan Sullivan
2000-2001 Ruchika Madan
1999-2000 Karsten Kunert
1998-1999 Randy Fein

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