Glass Artist Residency | School of Art and Design | SIU

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Glass Artist Residency

The Glass program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is accepting applications for an Artist-in-Residence. Deadline: February 3, 2017.

The Residency will encompass the entire 2017 Fall semester (Aug. 21–Dec. 15).

This one semester long residency invites a professional artist who primarily works with glass. The artist-in-residence program is one of the activities that promotes a vibrant creative environment in the SIU Glass program. During the Residency, the artist is invited to participate in all aspects of academic activities in the program including: reviews, critiques, demonstrations, collaborations, in addition to working side by side with students in the glass studio. An exhibition on the SIU campus will be awarded to the resident artist towards the end of the term.

The Glass program provides a personal studio space and access to all glass facilities for the artist's creative research. Available studio facilities at SIU include a hot glass studio, a variety of kilns, and a cold working studio. The SIU Fine Arts Activity Fee, Visiting Artist Program of School of Art and Design, and Southern Glass Works has sponsored six artists for the artist-in-residence program since 2009 including Amy Rueffert, Jennifer Halvorson, Takeshi Fukunishi, Scott Chaseling, Anne Petters, and Aya Oki. Funding for 2017 residency includes a partial housing allotment and a stipend for the artist. (The artist will need to rent a local apartment during the residency. Residency housing will be supported up to $3,000 for the semester and the artist will be responsible for any costs exceeding this amount.) Additionally the artist will receive a stipend of approximately $1,500.

International artists are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

Applications must include the following: 

  • C.V. 
  • Residency project proposal 
  • Portfolio: your website link with minimum of 15 images of current work available or 15 digital images of your work with image descriptions. All images should be saved as jpeg or PDF files for review; each image should be no larger than 2MB. 
  • Image description sheet 
  • Two letters of recommendation

The application documentation should be .doc, .docx, or PDF file.

The application deadline is February 3, 2017.

Please send your application to or share the files through Dropbox

or mail to:

Jiyong Lee, Associate Professor
Head of Glass program, School of Art and Design
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 S. Normal Ave. mailcode: 4301
Carbondale, IL 62902 

Please contact Jiyong Lee for questions and further details of the residency. Email:  Phone: 618-453-7772

Glass Artists-in-Residence from Previous Years 

Aya Oki

Fall 2016

Aya Oki is a Japanese artist based in San Bernardino, California.

Her focus is on the interaction between glass as a medium and the life brought to glass through blowing. She controls the materiality of glass and uses her personal process to illuminate it. She considers glass to be a very sensual material and actively seeks to model her vision of its sensibility.

She completed her undergraduate and master’s degree in glass at the Aichi University of Education, Japan. Aya was awarded the Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists from the Pola Art Foundation and the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan for studying abroad as a researching artist. She then went to California State University, San Bernardino before completing her MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Recently, Aya was a fellow at Wheaton Arts in New Jersey in 2014. Her work was published in the American Craft Magazine February/March issue in 2015.

Anne Petters

Anne PettersFall 2015

Anne Petters is a multi media artist with a strong background in glass. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Institute for Ceramics and Glass Art, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany and a MFA in Sculpture/ Glass from Alfred University, New York.

Born in Dresden in 1978 she grew up in the German Democratic Republic. She understands the political change in her country, which she experienced as a displacement of reality, as a basic influence on her lifestyle and artistic work. Her interest in controlling and displaying moments of our fleeting, vulnerable existence leads her to a poetic, metaphoric use of glass and other materials, including natural phenomena.

Anne Petters has been awarded numerous Artist Residencies, including a fellowship at Wheaton Arts New Jersey in 2012, a one-year residential stay at the Edinburgh College of Art 2013-2014 and the Emerging Artists in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington. In 2014 Anne Petters received the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholarship for excellence in British Craft, London, GB.

Scott Chaseling

Scott Chaseling exhibitionFall 2014

Australian Artist Scott Chaseling is an established glass artist known for his unique approach to glassblowing including the ‘roll-up technique', experimentations with the murini-making process, and non-traditional fabricated glass installation. Chaseling brings years of teaching expertise to the students of SIUC along with his experience as a professional artist who travels worldwide with his exhibitions and workshop teaching. He has won numerous awards including Ranamok Award, Gold medal in Bavarian State Prize in Germany, and Australian Council Grant. He currently lives in Canberra Australia as an artist in Residence at the Australian National University.