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Brooklyn Clay Industries offers a range of studio services and learning opportunities:


  • Artists in residence
  • Associate Program
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Internships
  • Membership
  • Space rental and Corporate events
  • Kiln rental and Firing services


Resident Artist Program:
(only 4 available)

The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals. A residency at Brooklyn Clay Studio includes:

  • Personal storage space.
  • Use of four electric kilns (specs available upon request or in FAQ)
  • Pottery Wheels
  • A glaze mixing area
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Exhibition opportunities

Studio rental for each Resident Artist are $225.00 per month. Resident Artists also buys the materials they use and pays for firings (based on individual usage). Residents share common housekeeping work.

Application Process
Apply by email to A complete application must include the following:

  • Personal contact information
  • Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • A personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying for a residency)
  • 5-10 digital images

Selection Process
The Curator of Artistic Programs and one invited guest review rank applicants. The Curator of Artistic Programs will then select the new residents based on ranking and the current body of Residents. Applicants may be asked to complete an interview before a position will be offered. Brooklyn Clay Industries reserves the right to invite new residents that did not apply through this formal application process. All interested individuals are strongly encouraged to visit our Brooklyn Clay Studios prior to applying.
Please, call for more information at 301-395-0143 or email if you have any further questions about a residency at Brooklyn Clay Industries studio.



Teaching Artist Application:

Teaching Ceramic Artists interested in joining our team at Brooklyn Clay Industries, please send us some information about you, your experience and education.

  • Resume
  • Artist philosophy and personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying to the program)
  • A Portfolio of your Work

Please email or call to inquire and about available teaching positions and to set up interview 301-395-0143 |

Associate Program:

Brooklyn Clay Industries Associate Program is a communal studio used in part by a few individuals on a non-juried basis. By making low cost studio space available to individuals in the community. The program serves an important need within the community; promotes the artistic, technical and skill development of these individuals, providing a unique learning community.

The communal nature of the program provides an environment that accommodates artists at many levels of commitment and accomplishment, in which all benefit from a diversity of experience and expertise. Many Associates are serious Clay Studio students who have committed themselves to expanding their skills and developing their own artistic voices, while others maybe professional artists who hold Bachelor or/and Master Degrees in Fine Arts and are in need of affordable studio space. The program reflects an aesthetic range of artists – Potters working side by side with Sculptors.

Application Process
A complete application must include the following:

  • Contact information
  • Resume
  • Artist Statement: A personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying for a residency)
  • A portfolio of your work


The monthly rent is currently $160.00 per month with unlimited access during open studio hours or $15.00 an hour during open studio.

If you are interested in becoming an associate and for more information, please, email


Become an active member in Brooklyn Clay Industries’ community by participating in an internship. The Intern Program is geared towards ceramic enthusiasts who want to further their experience and be part of a supportive educational community. Interns perform a wide variety of functions throughout the organization and can be required to do physical labor and heavy lifting.
Interns work 5 hours per week, one day a week during the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer term. In exchange for this work, participants will receive a free class, access to open studio hours, and other class benefits such as shelf space, glazes and firings.

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Studio (School)
  • Outreach/Education (Claymobile)
  • Gallery/Shop
  • Administration/Development

To Apply
Please e-mail short bio and resume to
For more information please contact us at 301-395-0143

Artist Skills Exchange: Brooklyn Clay Industries believes in supporting artists in their skill development. We believe in elevating the art of clay to the level it deserves. To that end, we encourage artists professional development by having artists share their skills with each other. For a small annual membership fee of $50.00 students can register to participate. Free for artists in residence.

How it works: Everyone registered will at some point do a workshop in their medium to share their skills with registered members. Venues will vary most likely in their own studios or at Brooklyn Clay Industries. BCI will help find appropriate venues to make it possible. A small material fee will be assessed depending on the workshop offered. The goal, to do one or two workshops per month.
To register please email or call | 301-395-0143.