Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship (ID 1170)
- Start Date:
- $2000 may be awarded at each presentation. The Clayfolk Scholarship Committee will select the recipient, administer the award and dispense the funds. The funds will be awarded directly to the recipient.
- Clayfolk is an association of clay artists from Southern Oregon and Northern
California. Ellice Johnston was a guiding light from the early days of the
organization and this scholarship is offered in her memory. We'd like you to know
a little about her.
Ellice already had a BA in painting when she began studying ceramics
with Susan Peterson at Chouinard Institute (later part of the California Institute of
the Arts) during the early 1950's. She went on to become a part of two co-operative
studios in the Los Angeles area before moving to Oregon in 1974. Clayfolk had
just formed and the younger potters immediately gravitated to Ellice, who was
always there with technical or artistic advice and a friendly ear. She made her
studio and equipment available to those who had an interest in clay but not the
means. She helped to start Clayfolk's workshop program which has brought over
50 renowned potters and clay artists to Southern Oregon. When Ellice died
suddenly in 1984, the thought arose to create a scholarship in her name. Ellice was
so much a part of the spirit of Clayfolk that a scholarship which would continue
her kind ways and good works seemed a fitting tribute.
To further the education of the student of ceramic art through:
Upper division college or art school courses
Workshops through accredited institutions
Study abroad through accredited institutions
- Cla y fol k Schola r ship Commi t tee
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- J a c k s o n v i l l e
- Eligibility requirements:
Two years of college or equivalent level of art educationthis may include sculpture, drawing, design, etc. and the study of aesthetics or technical ceramics.
The applicant must be a resident or student in Oregon or Northern California.
Financial need is a consideration but will not restrict the selection of the applicant.
Clayfolk members as sponsors of this scholarship are not eligible to apply.
- Special Criteria:
- The application for the scholarship will be considered only after these supporting documents are received:
A portfolio of work 8 to 12 printed images 5"x7"(high resolution-300 dpi) and a CD of the images. Image information: title, media, size, date, etc., should be included.
A brief statement about your work and how you plan to use the award.
Two letters of recommendation from persons in the academic or work field.
A recent academic transcript.
A Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) or a 1040 Tax form from the previous year.
A self-addressed envelope of appropriate size to return portfolio and with sufficient postage.