Resident Artist

Jay Calder, Torso, 2000. Salt-glazed stoneware. Photo by Emy Johnson.

Jay Calder

Medium: Ceramic Artist
Residency: January 1, 2008–
January 1, 2009

Jay Calder is a native Southern Californian and second-generation potter. For many years, his family operated Calder Pottery, a “one-of-a-kind” stoneware shop within Universal Studio Tours in Universal City, California. Jay was heavily influenced by his father, a commercial photographer by day and potter by night. His formal art training began at Brigham Young University and continued with a MFA at the University of Puget Sound in Washington. His work has been exhibited in juried shows in California, Utah, Washington, Louisiana, New York and Texas. Of his life’s work, Jay says, “My ceramic experiences are a pivotal focal point in my life and reflective metaphor of my life’s journey towards refinement.”

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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