East Creek Residency
Beginning in June 2019, East Creek will offer a rolling residency program for up to 3 residents at a time.
The 4,000 sq. ft. East Creek studio, nestled on 20 acres in the coastal mountains of Oregon, is a fully equipped ceramics studio with wood shop. A 40x40 foot shared studio space is home to 6 wheels, an electric slab roller, tables, a variety of handbuilding and wheel throwing tools, and a full compliment of wood shop tools, including table saw. Private resident studios, 10x0' each, are adjacent to the glaze materials and mixing area, which is fully stocked. 4 electric kilns, a metalworking/welding area, and miscellaneous tools round out the space adjacent to a large, sliding barn door. There are several raku/saggar setups, as well as a pit firing kiln. There is no wood firing in the summer, June thru early October.
Residents have two options of accommodation: the shared bunkhouse (there are 5 beds) or the tiny cabin, which doubles as an AirBnb when not in use by artists. There is a single, shared heated bathroom with shower. A well equipped, covered outdoor kitchen with a grill, stove, microwave, and toaster oven is available for preparing meals. There are two small refrigerators available.
The East Creek Residency program is not yet funded, so all funding is currently the responsibility of the resident. The cost of residency includes use of shared and private studio space, accommodation, and electric firing. It also includes access to low cost, but not free, tools and materials. Stocked clay and glaze materials can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis, to eliminate the long trip to town to buy materials. We get major pricing breaks on materials that are passed directly on to residents. It does NOT include food, fuel for non-electric firing, or personal expenses. Some shared cleanup and work duties are to be expected.
Bunkhouse shared accommodation:
Daily, incl. 1 night: $60
One Week (Sun-Sat): $300
Two Weeks(Sun-Sat): $550
Monthly, up to 6 months: $900
Tiny Cabin private accommodation:
Daily, incl. 1 night: $110
One Week (Sun-Sat): $500
Two Weeks(Sun-Sat): $750
Monthly, up to 3 months: $1400
East Creek doesn't have a staff, just a guy named Joe who lives on the property and is pretty darn handy. Residents will be greeted and oriented, and set to work in the studio. So self direction is a must. Long term residents may be alone at times, including overnight. East Creek is dog friendly, and is home to one resident doggo, Trip. Residents may bring well behaved dogs, but they may not stay in the bunkhouse when it is being shared. In that case, dog owners are welcome to rent the tiny cabin or use a tent. There is ample, beautiful camping available.
The East Creek Residency is taking applications on a rolling basis. This is a new thing, so applicants will each be personally contacted with any followup questions and to take next steps. The residency is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 can be considered for short term residency if they are with a guardian.
Apply using the form below. Informal jurying will be conducted to ensure a good fit. Your online portfolio, instagram, or other online presence is OK. Or you can snail mail us a CD or etched gold record- note that in the URL section of the form and we'll give you an address to send it to.