Studio Rental


STUDIO RENTAL AT MUDFLAT (studio #8D)              

Looking for one Associate Artist, beginning September 1, 2020.

  • The associate artist space is in Studio # 8. This is a shared studio in a 300 square foot room, with a total of 6 artists. Rental includes 24 hour access, access to electric and gas kilns, and use of other studio and classroom equipment such as a slab roller, extruders and spray booth. Mudflat provides one shelving unit for each Associate Artist and there is 1 pottery wheel and 1 common table to be shared. No kilns may be installed in studio. Monthly rent is $244.00.
  • Rent does not include clay, glazes or firings, but clay, glazes and firings may be purchased through Mudflat and are additional fees. Associates artists are not required to fire their own work, but are eligible to enroll in a training and authorization process for firing Mudflat kilns.
  • Mudflat is a community studio and all studio artists are required to participate in Mudflat sponsored events and fundraising activities, including Mudflat’s Open Studio and Pottery Sale, held in May and December each year. All studio artists are eligible to exhibit and sell their work at Mudflat Gallery, as space becomes available. Teaching opportunities are available.
  • Priority consideration will be given to previous Mudflat students.

Associate Artist Studio Information here

Associate Artist Studio Application here



Thirty-eight ceramic artists worked in private or semi-private studios at Mudflat, producing a wide variety of functional and sculptural work. Some studio artists are former students, others are graduates of university degree programs specializing in ceramic arts. One third of them are full-time ceramic artists who exhibit and sell their work locally and nationally. Many have been awarded fellowships and residencies at renowned craft centers – including fellowship awards from the Somerville Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The interactions between our artists and our students are an important asset and offer sources of artistic and technical information, inspiration and community.

In our new facility, Mudflat has expanded our studio artist program to include more clay artists in a broader range of studio spaces and at a variety of prices. We now have two types of artist categories: Resident Artists and Associate Artists.

Resident Artists are professional clay artists who have the technical skill and experience to fire their own work in the studio kilns. Studios for Resident Artists are private individual spaces or shared studios with one or two additional artists. Monthly rent is $250-$380 per artist.

Associate Artists are serious clay students looking for more access, privacy, and shelf space. There are two large group studios of approximately 300 square feet each to be shared by six artists each. These studios are equipped with a shelving unit for each artist plus a central shared work table and shared pottery wheel in each studio room. Associate Artists’ work is fired by Mudflat technicians. Monthly rent is $244 per artist.

Both Resident Artists and Associate Artists have 24-hour studio availability, and use of other studio and classroom equipment. The monthly rent does not include clay materials, glazes or firings, which are purchased through Mudflat for additional fees. A committee reviews all applications based on the following criteria: Applicant’s level of professionalism, artistic quality of work, and commitment to the Mudflat community.


Please contact the Mudflat office for additional information about studios or studio availability.