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, a monthly housing stipend, and opportunities to teach and sell work.

Applications for the 2023-24 residency are due April 16, 2023. See below for additional information and application form.



Mudflat’s Artist-in-Residence for 2022-2023 is Nicole McLaughlin

Nicole McLaughlin is originally from Massachusetts but spent much of her early childhood in Mexico. Her clay and fiber work is heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing and her childhood memories of visiting her mother’s home town of Cuernavaca, Mexico.  Nicole received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. She has exhibited nationally, internationally, and has work in several private collections. Starting in 2020 she served for two years as Tabor Academy’s Ceramic Teaching Fellow. Nicole now looks forward to being Mudflat’s next Artist in Residence.

More images of Nicole's work can be found on her 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 commitment: 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.


More information is available here.
Now accepting applications! Apply using our online form here
Applications are due by April 16, 2022.


Mudflat Artists in Residence

2022-2023 Nicole McLaughlin

2021-2022 Katie Bosley Sabin
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

Photo of Nicole McLaughlin's work