At the core of Township10’s residency is the opportunity to utilize the entire property and its resources in service of the artist’s needs/desires.
Artists are invited and empowered to plan a residency. This can include filling the other four bedrooms with guests, or hunkering down for a quiet experience free from distraction. There is a studio tech on-site to welcome and support. The possibilities for how the property can be utilized are numerous and exciting to consider.
Residencies vary in length from 3 weeks to 2 months.
Accommodations and studio access are free of charge for invited artists and their guests.
Expenses do include travel, meals, and materials/firings.
We are thrilled to dedicate Township10 as a space for those who teach, lead, mentor and disrupt to further their personal, intellectual, and/or community goals.
In addition to invited artists, we will open a call for 2021. A panel of peers will review applications and award a residency to two applicants. The application will be available on this website in November 2020.
Township10 will launch in 2020-21 with a series of invited artists.
Experiences during this inaugural year will inform and shape the future direction of the project. We have asked artists to activate and enjoy the property, connect with the community, and offer us feedback.
a place for
a work intensive
reunion with mentors
base for international artist
a gathering in memorial
a writing retreat
series of focused conversations
by meals and music
Township10 is envisioned as an intimate space reserved for deep art practice, material exploration, and community building.
We have the highest expectations for the respect, thoughtfulness, and care that guests will bring to this experience. A few things we lay out are: We ask artists to incorporate shared meals and poetry into their stay. We encourage artists to connect with the local community and find ways to share their perspective. Residents donate a finished work to our collection. This work resides on the property as a marker of those who have been a part of the project. And we facilitate a written summary of the experience at Township10 to be archived for past and future residents.
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We couldn’t be more excited to announce Jeffry Mitchell as our first Resident Artist at Township10. Jeffry is prolific, talented artist whose spirit of generosity, compassion, and joy has made him truly beloved in the ceramics community. He will be here for several months, working intensively and hosting guests.
In his words: “As you know, folk and decorative arts traditions have been a consistent source of inspiration for me; Japanese , Korean , English and German influences are easy to spot in my work. I know that North Carolina's pottery tradition is exceptionally rich and reaches back centuries. I'm hoping to tune into that tradition, an American vernacular. I also can't wait to work alongside Kyle, an exceptionally talented young potter and a kind and lovely human being. I'm working toward a show in LA in October at South Willard Gallery.”
Long Term Resident
A skilled potter and woodworker, Kyle Lawson graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a BFA in Craft. He spent the past few years working with the crew at Sarah Wolf Ceramics and assisting artists Dirk Staschke and Jeffry Mitchell among others. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Kyle relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina to take on the challenge of building out the studios, caring for the property, and delving into his art practice as Township10’s first Long-term Resident. Kyle looks forward to welcoming residents & visitors to the property.