The Harvest Plate Residency is a 6-month Winter opportunity for ceramicists who want to contribute to Craigardan’s annual fundraiser, while receiving ample time and space to create their own work.  The residency includes housing, studio space, building utilities, and all materials and firings.  The Harvest Plate Resident is required to produce 150 plates and 150 bowls, small plates or cups for the annual Fall benefit event, Dinner in the Field, a delicious community celebration of the farm, the food, and the plate.   The event punctuates a season’s worth of farming and thoughtful preparation while highlighting the region’s Makers - potters, growers, chefs, cheesemakers, craftsmen, and many others.  Funds raised at the event benefit Craigardan’s support of artists and makers through its programming.

Winter at Craigardan provides an unparalleled stretch of quiet; a focused period of time to create dynamic, self-directed work without few distractions.  Winter Residents have an exclusive workspace within a shared and well-equipped studio.  The thoughtfully designed campus is set on 78 pristine mountain -and often snow covered- acres.  The Harvest Plate Resident is encouraged to collaborate with the staff and other residents during this quiet time, exchanging ideas and finding inspiration in each other’s work.  All Residents take part in the cleaning and maintenance of the studios, common areas, and living quarters.

The Harvest Plate Residency includes:

  • a private bedroom with shared kitchen and living spaces
  • personal studio space with basic studio furniture available 24/7
  • shared studio areas that include a stocked glaze-mixing room, electric, wood, and salt/soda kilns, and multiple work areas
  • all utilities and wireless internet
  • winter farm share
  • studio materials and firings for benefit ware
  • opportunity to show and sell personal work in the Farmhouse Gallery and participate in group shows
  • public exposure during Craigardan’s fundraising events as well as through online and print publications
  • ongoing organizational support and professional development opportunities


  • ability to prioritize tasks and work independently and efficiently, though access to studio staff and assistance is also available
  • must be able to safely lift 50 lbs and perform moderate physical labor
  • competence in ceramic studio processes and use of equipment including glaze-making and the firing of kilns
  • ability to produce 300 finished pieces, including firings, within 6 months
  • a BFA or BA with a concentration in ceramics, an extensive pottery apprenticeship, or equivalent experience
  • interest in the intersection of food, farming and art and a strong desire to live and work in a remote, mountain environment

PLEASE NOTE:  Harvest Plate Residents are responsible for their own personal living costs including food and basic household needs, all transportation, and any personal studio tools or expenses.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a visit to Craigardan prior to applying.

Harvest Plate Artists-in-Residence:

Catherine Seidenberg
Emma Silverstein

2018/19 HARVEST PLATE RESIDENCY Application:

Residency length:  9-months [36 weeks] between September and May

Application deadline:  September 1st.  *We are currently accepting applications for Winter 2018/19

Application must include:

  • Completed Application form
  • Resume
  • Brief statement of intent describing how you plan to use your personal studio time, how your work can contribute to the benefit event, and how this residency at Craigardan will benefit you.
  • 3 references, 2 professional and 1 personal
  • 5-10 images of recent work
  • An image script, which includes the title, medium, size, and date of each image

There is no application fee at this time.  Complete applications should be emailed to  Images should be shared via Dropbox to  Notification will be made via email.