Chili Bowl Workspace Residency

The Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is a four- to six-week opportunity for ceramicists who want to make bowls for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta.

Each February, WSW sells over 900 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at our Chili Bowl Fiesta. Attendees can then choose to fill their new wares with chili or lemonade donated by area restaurants. The vessels are made and decorated throughout the year by visiting artists, staff, interns, and our weekly clay study group. Funds raised at the Fiesta support WSW’s ceramics department.

For this residency, artists pay $100/week for each week of the residency and make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls, in exchange for onsite housing and 24/7 studio access. Artists receive a thorough studio orientation, but should be able to work independently and must provide their own materials.

The residency in a nutshell:

Fall/winter applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by June 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year of application, September through January

Spring/summer applications due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, March through July

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one-paragraph project description, including your level of experience (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
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