Scholarship & Studio Assistants


Thanks to the incredible generosity of our friends at Blue Ridge Potters Guild, four partial scholarships in the amount of $395 each are available for participants who would not be able to attend such an experience without financial assistance. While we do not ask for specific financial information, we ask applicants to self-certify that without financial assistance it will be difficult, if not impossible, for them to attend. This certification will be taken and accepted at face value.

The awards will be made at the discretion of the scholarship board and are based on both the merit of the work and financial need. Recipients must cover their own travel, lodging, and food. Recipients must agree to have their name and likeness used on the Symposium website, press releases, and other publicity materials. Any adult (over age 18) may apply.

Applicants must include three (3) images of their work.

Scholarship Essay
A personal statement of no more than one page describing your interest in the Women Working with Clay Symposium, including any workshops or conferences you’ve attended in the past, how you heard about the Symposium, and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022. Winners will be notified by April 29, 2022.

Download the Scholarship Application PDF

Studio Assistants

Studio assistants attend the symposium without paying a registration or lodging fee, in exchange for assisting in various areas of the symposium. General duties may include:

  • Studio set up Monday morning before the start of the symposium
  • Help with Symposium registration on Monday afternoon
  • Transportation of presenters to/from the airport and campus housing
  • Supporting presenters in the studio during demonstrations
  • Assist with AV needs during presentations and slide shows
  • Photography and social media coverage of the symposium
  • Clean up of studios on Thursday morning

Applicants must include three (3) images of their work, a letter of recommendation, and a statement of intent (why you want to attend the symposium and any past experience working with clay).

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022. Assistants will be notified by April 29, 2022.

Download the Studio Assistant Application PDF