Artist Residency Program

In 1996 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, a monthly materials stipend, and opportunities for the resident to teach and sell their work.

Applications for the 2022-23 residency will be accepted in Spring 2022. See below.



Mudflat’s Artist-in-Residence for 2020-2021 is G.V. KELLEY

G.V. Kelley received their MFA in Ceramics from University of Florida, Gainesville in 2019, after doing post-baccalaureate work there in 2015-2016, and they have a dual B.A. in Studio Art Ceramics and Earth Science from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Before arriving at Mudflat, G.V. held a one-year residency at LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in 2018 they had a month long internship with Beth Cavener in Helena, Montana.

G.V.’s ceramic work has been featured in numerous exhibitions since 2017, including the Northern Clay Centers 2020 invitational “It’s Still Political: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics”, and “RBL GRL the Revolution Doesn’t Ask Permission”, an invitational at The Historic Thomas Center, Gainesville, FL.


From G.V.’s artist statement:

“I make figurative ceramic sculptures portraying creatures that are a blend of human and animal. These alien forms are gendered outside of the socialized binary of male and female and are surfaced with bright otherworldly tones and textures, giving a sense of fantasy and pushing the work into the realm of ‘other’. This work explores how science fiction and fantasy can be used as a platform to open a discussion about the taboo nuances of gender identity outside of the prescribed binary.

Through these strange, hybridized fantastical sculptures I cause the viewer to take a moment to consider what is actually going on in the piece, particularly in regard to gender identity and the ways in which one takes normative social tropes for granted. This moment of consideration opens an opportunity for the viewer to consider intersections of identity outside of societal norms, expanding upon proscribed notions of gender identity and creating visibility for those who do not fit into the binary.”

Images of G.V.'s work can be found on their website:



Residency dates:

September 1 - August 31, annually

Residency includes:

  • Private 90 square foot studio space
  • 24/7 access
  • A monthly stipend of $75, to be applied to clay materials and firing costs
  • A monthly stipend of up to $200 for housing assistance
  • Paid teaching opportunities in our educational programs
  • Opportunities for retail sales at our Open Studio events and at Mudflat Gallery
  • Solo exhibition and reception at Mudflat in July to showcase work created during the residency year

Residency requirements:

  • This is a one year committment: September 1 through August 31
  • 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 community clay center.
  • The artist serves as the juror for our Mudflat Challenge exhibition each semester.


More information is available here.
2022-2023 application will be linked here in Spring 2022.
Applications will be due by April 16, 2022.


Mudflat Artists in Residence

2020-2021 G.V. Kelley
2019-2020 Clive Sithole
2018-2019 James Lee Webb
2017-2018 Katie Fee
2016-2017 Martin McDermott
2015-2016 Mike Roche
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
1996-1997 David Orser