2017 Ceramic Artist in Residency Program
We are now accepting applications for the Winter 2017 Residency! Click here for more information.
Dune Shack Residencies
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Jobs & Internships
Jobs & Internships
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Studio interns are responsible for the smooth, safe and efficient running of workshops and for daily set-up of studios. Studios require quick breakdowns and set ups between classes with attention to the detailed requirements of each class including the number of students. Interns work with visiting faculty to assist and monitor classes. Classes change every week and studio interns must anticipate new requirements and understand how all equipment works. Studios open at 8:45 a.m. and close at 5:00, staff ideally work on staggering 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (times will vary depending on evening workshops)
Application information for Summer 2017 Internships will be available soon.
Our Work Study program is for adults who have a strong desire to take a workshop but who may not have the opportunity to take our classes without financial assistance. Work study students receive credit to be applied towards the tuition of their workshop. For every 1.5 hours worked, one hour credit will be applied towards workshop tuition. Work study awards are based on need as well as prior work experience.
Cherie Mittenthal, Executive Director
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
PO Box 756
Truro, MA 02666
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill has served a single purpose for more than 40 years: to create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of artistic experiences to students at all levels of ability. Energized by a faculty of distinguished artists and writers and enlivened by a welcoming and engaging community, Castle Hill offers workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and short-term artist residencies. Located in an exquisitely beautiful rural setting, Castle Hill provides unique and inspiring learning experiences to all who come here.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Castle Hill does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or marital status in the admission of students, hiring of personnel, or in the administration of its work study, internship or scholarship program.
The goal of Castle Hill’s Ceramics Studio Cooperative (the Co-op) is to give local residents of Cape Cod the opportunity to work in a communal studio environment that is both well equipped and stimulating. Castle Hill offers its clean and functional ceramic studio to those who do not normally have access to ceramic facilities or home studios. Beyond offering the space and equipment, the Co-op supports an important need for the Cape community. It is designed to bring ceramic makers together so that they can share ideas, techniques and experiences within a supportive and creative environment.
Castle Hill’s Ceramics Studio Cooperative is available to all levels of commitment and accomplishment and benefits from the broad range of skill sets its members bring to the studio. With your support and participation we expect the ceramics studio to continue developing as a dynamic place for students and Co-op Members to pursue their personal growth, while continuing to inspire and promote excellence in Castle Hill’s Ceramics Program. We encourage artists to work and learn together and what better way than through a cooperative environment!
Ceramic Cooperative members also receive a 10% discount on ceramic workshops at Castle Hill (please remind the registrar when you sign up for a class).
To join the Co-op, one must first become a Ceramics Studio Co-op Member for that year. After membership is established, a Member would register for a length of time to use the studio. Scheduled in advance with the Ceramics Studio Manager, the studio can be used for a day here or a week there or by one month, three month or five month blocks. Once studio use has been scheduled, Members will be given a brief orientation as well as an allotted space for the exclusive storage of their personal supplies and work.
Co-op Members must register and pay in advance of all studio use.
The Ceramic Cooperative is available for beginners to experienced potters. Your membership gives you access to the studio, tools, equipment, glazes and limited firings.
The annual membership provides many special benefits including:
Access to the Castle Hill Ceramics Studio, including use of all tools, glazes and equipment
The opportunity to participate in special sales and exhibitions hosted by Castle Hill
Discounted prices on firing
- 10% discount on Castle Hill merchandise
- 15% discount on summer workshops at Castle Hill (please remind the Registrar when you sign up for a class)
Co-op Membership: $50/year
Ceramic Studio Use Fees: $35/Day, $75/Week, $200/Month, $500/3 months, $800/5 months, $1000/8 months (September 15 - May 15)
OPEN YEAR ROUND!
The ceramics co-op is closed on weekends.
The co-op is also closed during scheduled workshop classes and holidays including but not limited to: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, the day before/after and including Thanksgiving Day, the week of Dec 26th – 30th, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.
Please refer to bulletin board postings for additional closing times. Make-up dates are available for members to reschedule time lost due to workshop conflict hours and holiday closings (full session members excluded). Contact the ceramic co-op coordinator.
The Castle Hill Ceramics Studio is open for Co-op use from mid-September through mid-May, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Castle Hill Ceramics Studio houses 12 wheels (including 1 kick wheel), several worktables, a wedging table, storage shelves, a slab roller, banding wheels, plenty of ware-boards and bats, plaster forms, an extruder and a plethora of tools for all stages of working. We have 3 electric kilns, an electric test kiln, a large Bailey gas kiln, a raku kiln, a salt/soda kiln and the only wood kiln on Cape Cod. The Ceramics Studio offers a dynamic assortment of over 25 high-fire glazes and a fully stocked glaze materials room so there’s always something new in rotation.
Our building at Pamet Crossing gives us the opportunity to offer Cape artists a space to create and produce prints in a fully equipped print shop. It is our hope that opening this cooperative space will build community and open an artistic dialogue.
Our print shop houses 3 intaglio/relief presses and a Vandercook Letterpress SP20. We offer a wide array of standard print shop equipment for your use.
An additional benefit of membership is a 10% discount on printmaking workshops.
Individual instruction may also be arranged for an additional fee. The studio of the Printmaking Cooperative is available when workshops are not in session.
Just give us a call: (508) 349-7511
Apply now for the Winter 2017 Residency! Applications are due on November 1, 2016.
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is currently offering a 3 month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2017 that is designed to provide time and facilities to artists looking for a concentrated creative experience. Our goal is to give driven and self-directed artists the opportunity to enhance their personal, intellectual and creative growth by expanding their body of work or creating a specific project. Free from the distractions of every day pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be awarded a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery upon completion of their stay.
The residency runs from January 3 to March 31, 2017 and includes housing and studio space for $500/month. A total of two residents will be selected based on a review of application materials. Each resident will have personal workspace in a shared studio and open access to the communal ceramics studio and kilns. Materials and firing fees are payable through Castle Hill at a discounted rate. Residents will share a furnished 2 bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry and internet access.
The ceramics facility at Castle Hill offers all standard studio equipment including wheels and a slab roller, as well as many kilns in excellent condition including: several programmable electric kilns, a Bailey gas kiln, raku, salt, and a train style wood kiln. The studio barn is nestled in the gentle hills of Truro Massachusetts, just steps from the ocean. The Cape is rich with both nature and arts activity and abounds with beaches, nature trails and small-town charm.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at 508-349-7511 or email@example.com
Shelsea Dodd is a ceramic artist born and raised in Binghamton, New York. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD in 2013. Her work has been shown nationally and she has worked with a number of artists and lived in various cities across the US. Through symbolism, narrative, and nostalgia, Shelsea's sculptures investigate the relationships between humans and animals on a biological, philosophical, and psychological level. Shelsea currently lives in Baltimore, MD, where she maintains a studio practice, teaches, and works as a studio technician at a local college. Follow her on Instagram @shelseadodd.
Giselle Peters was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed a BFA in Ceramics from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary and a BA in Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She now resides in Lethbridge, Alberta where she makes and teaches ceramic arts. Although originally coming from a painting background, she now works primarily in clay, making both functional pottery and figurative sculpture. Initially drawn to clay because of its long history and inherent relationship to archaeology, her work reflects themes of history, culture and artifact.
Liz Hafey was born and raised in Fairfield, CT, and has lived in the New England/Massachusetts area her whole life. She received her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013 where she studied ceramics, under Ben Ryterban, Janna Longacre, Kathy King, Sarah Williams and many others within the MassArt community.
Liz focuses on creating pieces of work that mimic industry as well as political, social issues that we deal with on a daily basis. For more information please check out her website: www.lizhafey.com
Drew Johnson is a Florida based artist that received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2012. Since graduation, Drew has been selected for several artist assistantships as well as the studio assistant scholarship program at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His sculptural work is exhibited nationally and is part of the permanent Rosenfield Collection.