Ceramic Artist in Residence

Apply now for the Winter 2017 Residency! Applications are due on November 1, 2016.

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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 brian@castlehill.org


Shelsea Dodd

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

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 

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

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.