*The Workhouse Ceramics Program currently has one shared studio space available for up to two ceramic artists. See the Associates program webpage (click on tab to your left)for information on applying for the shared space.*
Workhouse Arts Center
Ceramics Residency Program
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a dynamically cooperative educational environment. The Ceramics Residency Program provides the serious ceramics artist an opportunity and ability to function independently and to refine and exhibit their work, expand on their educational experiences, and contribute to the growth and promotion of the cultural arts in our Community, our Artists, Students, Ceramics program and the Lorton Arts Foundation. The new state of the art facility comprising 8,000 sq. ft. with 5- 220sq. ft. individual resident artist studio spaces, a dedicated retail gallery space, classroom space, two indoor kiln rooms, outdoor gas kiln space w/ a 32 Cu. Ft. shuttle kiln, Raku kiln, raw materials lab, ball mill, clay mixing equipment, slab roller, extruder, and spray booth allows the artist to expand their use of a variety of tools and processes available for the ceramic artist.
Ceramic Artists; emerging, pre-professional or professional with demonstrated commitment, background and working knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes including hand-building and/or wheel throwing, firing and glaze making skills. All accepted applicants must go through a short orientation and training on studio procedures and guidelines with the Ceramics Director and must follow all safe handling practices with materials and equipment.
How to Apply
Review of applications for the Ceramics Residency program is ongoing.
Please contact (see below) the Ceramics Director-Dale Marhanka for application materials. You will be required to submit an application form, a letter of intent, resume, artist statement, Teaching Philosophy (if applicable), a CD or slides of 10 images (current within last 3 years) with image info sheet, and 2 letters of reference or contact info.
Click here for Residency Program Guidelines
Click here for Residency Application
Click here for Full Residency Program Description
The Lorton Arts Foundation-Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program C/o Dale Marhanka- Ceramics Director, 9504 Workhouse Way -Bldg. 8, Lorton Virginia 22079 703-584-2982 firstname.lastname@example.org