Chili Bowl Workspace Residency

Alayna Rasile

Chili Bowl workspace resident Alayna Rasile found inspiration for her surface decorations all around Rosendale.

Women’s Studio Workshop offers a limited number of special Chili bowl Workspace residencies to potters who make bowls for the annual WSW Chili Bowl Fiesta. At the Chili Bowl Fiesta, community members choose from over 800 handmade bowls filled with piping hot chili or drink.

Funds raised at the fiesta support WSW programming. The cost of the residency is $100/week and 50 glazed bowls or 100 bisque bowls, to be produced throughout the course of the residency.

Workspace Residencies are awarded through a jury process. For four to six weeks, selected artists have unlimited access to the studios and housing is provided.  Residency sessions are available all year.  Artists are given a thorough studio orientation at no charge, but should be able to work independently and artists must provide their own materials.


March 15 for Fall Chili Bowl Workspace Residencies
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by June 1

Length of Residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency Occurs: September through January of the year applied

October 15 for Spring Chili Bowl Workspace Residencies.
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by December 1

Length of Residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency Occurs: March through July the year following application


  • A one paragraph description of what you think you want to work on while at WSW and your level of experience
  • Resume
  • Up to 10 images of recent work with an image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications


WSW is in the process of moving to a digital application format, and we now receive all applications online. Applicants who do not have access to the Internet may contact us by phone.