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Sarah Jo Hermanson Scholarship

Posted by ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center and Gallery ; Posted on 
Call for Artists: Ceramics, Students - DEADLINE :  
Sarah Jo Hermanson Scholarship


ClaySpace Ceramics Arts Center in Lisle is offering scholarships for deserving local high school and college students who have an aptitude and interest in the arts with a desire to learn and expand their knowledge in the ceramic arts.

If you are or know of a deserving student, please make them aware of this opportunity and encourage them to apply. The application deadline is April 15th, 2022.  Winners will be announced on April 30th, 2022.

The application is available on our website: or a hard copy may be picked up at the studio gallery.  Completed applications can be returned to this email address or hard copies can be mailed to or dropped off at the studio.

A SJH Scholarship recipient will receive:

—  An 8-week ClaySpace ceramics class taught by a professional ceramic artist.

—  A basic ceramics tool kit and bag of clay

—  An Award Certificate

—  Admittance to the fall gallery student show

The SJH Scholarship recipient must be committed to attending their class, expanding their skills and producing pieces. Please note that the recipient will be responsible for getting to and from class.

Additionally, access to ClaySpace provides the recipient the ability to see a working ceramics arts center and gallery and learn from our 55 Resident Artists and over 300 students.  ClaySpace Ceramic Artists include professional artists and hobbyists that specialize in wheel thrown, molds, and handmade art including functional wares and sculpture.  Many decorative techniques are used including carving, glazing, mishima, sgraffito, slip, sprig molds, stamping, underglaze painting and wax resist.  There are 15 student glazes provided and a glaze kitchen where many artists create their own glazes.  ClaySpace has 5 electric kilns, one Raku kiln, and 2 gas kilns – one used specifically for soda firing. The ClaySpace Gallery has exceptional exhibits featuring different artists every month along with a high quality selection of art from the Resident Artists.

More information about ClaySpace, the ClaySpace Covid policy, and the class schedule can be accessed on our 

ClaySpace NFP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  The mission of ClaySpace is to develop, sustain and promote a not-for-profit art-centered community that provides outstanding educational, artistic, and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts to its resident artists and the general public.

Consistent with our mission for community outreach, ClaySpace is offering the Sarah Jo Hermanson Scholarship. Celebrated local artist and strong supporter of the founding of ClaySpace, Sarah Jo Hermanson believed in mentoring artists and encouraging her many students to explore their visions.  In her memory, ClaySpace has established the Sarah Jo Hermanson Scholarship Fund to award ceramic classes to deserving local high school and college students.

Throughout the year, ClaySpace raises funds and accepts donations to enable the scholarships. In past years, we were able to offer 8-week classes to six local students. Our goal is to repeat that in 2022. Donations are accepted on our web site

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