Farmhouse Pottery Scholarships

In Full Color Scholarship

Farmhouse Pottery is a production pottery studio located in Woodstock, Vermont focused on old world traditions and handmade goods. Here at Farmhouse Pottery we pride ourselves on being America's largest studio for wheel thrown pottery. Each day we support our American dream by keeping wheels turning, and artists busy in our workshop.

Wheel thrown pottery is a specialized art and truly great craft, and we are grateful to be able to practice this artform, providing handmade pieces to homes around the world. As a way to give back and invest in the future generation of great ceramicists, specifically artists of color, we are awarding one $5,000 scholarship to a BIPOC ceramicist along with a paid summer internship at our workshop in Woodstock, Vermont.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color including Latinx, Asian, and mixed race.
  • Enrolled in their junior or senior year of undergraduate work at a college or university.
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Coursework in ceramics and seeking a career in ceramics.
  • Must be enrolled at the time of submission.
  • Students in online-only courses are not eligible at this time.
  • Applicants must be US citizens attending a college or university in the United States.

To Apply

Submit cover letter and transcripts to info@farmhousepottery.com along with a portfolio showcasing samples of pottery work. Deadline for submission is January 7, 2022. Finalists will be asked to participate in a video interview. The scholarship winner will be announced January 21, 2022 with scholarship proceeds going directly to covering the cost of tuition for Spring semester 2022.

In Full Color Scholarship

Meet the In Full Color Scholarship Winners

2022 Recipient: Zahra Hooshyar

Zahra's Favorite Quote:
"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
- Cree Proverb ⁠

Meet Zahra

Zahra is a first generation Iranian American artist. She is studying Studio Arts at UC Davis with a minor in Persian studies.⁠ Inspiration for Zahra's work draws largely on her Iranian culture, sustainability and humor. “To take a material out of the crust of the ground we walk on and shape it into a vessel that will feed and nourish someone, is something I will never tire of”, says Zahra.

Zahra Hooshyar Headshot

ZAHRA ON REPRESENTATION

Ceramics has been deeply ingrained into the history of MANY black, brown, and indigenous cultures for centuries, however representation in the ceramics world has become white-dominated.
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“If someone (like me) was to look into ceramics totally untethered, I would be so disheartened. But because of people like Filsoofi, or Emami, I feel so seen and have a sense of pride in my work!” 

Zahra Hooshyar's Pottery Samples

In Full Scholarship Winner 2021

2021 Recipient: Victoria Walton

Victoria is an emerging visual artist based in Baltimore City. When awarded the scholarship, Victoria was a senior completing her BFA in Ceramics at Towson University. Victoria also began pursuing an MFA in ceramics in the fall of 2021.

Victoria's Favorite Quote:
"Visibility is powerful, especially as a black woman in ceramics."
- Victoria Walton⁠

Victoria Walton Headshot

Our next annual In Full Color Scholarship deadline is January 7, 2023.

To apply, submit cover letter and transcripts to info@farmhousepottery.com along with a portfolio showcasing samples of pottery work.