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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.

Exhibition: Celebrating Mudflatís Artist Residency Program
March 18-31, 2015
An exhibition of Mudflatís Artist in Residence program, featuring the work of the 18 artists who have been selected to participate in this competitive program since 1996.

This exhibition will showcase the development of each artistís work since the completion of their residency at Mudflat, and explore the path each of them has chosen in their clay (or art) career. This is a Concurrent Exhibition of the 2015 National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), meeting this year in Providence Rhode Island.

Mudflat will host a reception on Saturday March 28, 5-8 pm, during Boston Night of the NCECA conference. Many of the artists will be present at the reception.

The 2014-15 Artist Residency is funded by a private donation.

See below for 2015-16 residency information; applications will be due April 16, 2015.

Mudflat’s Artist-in-Residence for 2014-15 is Rachel Eng.
Rachel received her BFA in ceramics from Pennsylvania State University and her MFA in ceramics from The University of Colorado at Boulder. She has received scholarships and fellowships to study at Haystack and Anderson Ranch, and was awarded 2 fellowships to pursue large scale ceramic projects during her graduate studies. This summer she participated in a show at the Carbondale (CO) Clay Center called Aisthesis. She has had work included in numerous group exhibitions since 2009.

"Why is it that when you look up "small" in the thesaurus, words like meager, inadequate, inconsequential, and trivial come up? Much like how these words are comprised of letters, and my hands typing them are made up of muscles, tissues, and cells, they all rely on each other, as does the microscopic life that we cannot see that keeps a balance in the world. I am eager to draw attention to the beauty and complexity present in the overlooked and unseen. Whether from what lives under the sidewalks we walk or the flora on our skin, does the overlooked hold answers to the questions we ask?"
You can see examples of Rachelís work at www.racheljeng.com.

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.


Information and applications for the 2015-16 residency will be available Spring 2015; please contact the Director.

Mudflat Resident Artists

2014-2015 Rachel Eng
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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