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Artist in Residence Program

In the fall of 2023 Student Craft launched its Visiting Artist Residency program thanks to generous funding from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation. This program provides a paid residency experience for artists at the Student Craft studios here in Berea, KY.  In addition to a small honorarium, shared housing is provided in the 4-bedroom, 3bath “Craft House” adjacent to Berea’s campus. 

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Weaving: 4300 sq. ft. studio

  • TC2 loom, 2 modules wide and 3 deep
  • 10 ft Handiquilter Amara longarm with Prostitcher and digitizing software
  • 16 head Melco Bravo embroidery machine with digitizing software
  • Juki 2010Q sewing machines

  • Sailrite sewing machine
  • Serger
  • 24 harness 60” AVL compudobby with double box fly shuttle
  • Several other jack and countermarche floor looms, 4-8 shafts

Ceramics: 5000 sq. ft. studio

  • 16 electric wheels
  • 4 treadle wheels
  • 4 electric kilns of varying sizes
  • 3 downdraft gas kilns, 1 of which is a 40-cu foot car kiln

  • 1 soda kiln, 1 raku kiln
  • 1 Soldner clay mixer
  • 1 Peter Pugger pug mill
  • Fully stocked glaze lab with spray booth

Woodcraft: 12,500 sq. ft. studio

  • 36” Tannewitz Bandsaw
  • 20” Powermatic Bandsaw
  • 2 Sawstop table saws
  • Altendorf sliding tablesaw
  • 20” Planer
  • 18” Jointer
  • 48” Wide belt sander
  • Disc/Belt Sander
  • Edge Sander
  • 4’x8’ CNC
  • Laser Engraver
  • Carving tools
  • Assorted hand planes
  • Festool Domino
  • Vacuum Press & 4×8 vacuum bag
  • Steam box
  • Assorted routers
  • 6 Jet 14×42 lathes
  • Powermatic 4224B lathe
  • Assorted chucks & turning tools
  • Broomcraft: 4000 sq. ft. studio

    • Broom winding tables (tables with attached foot treadle)
    • 3 Electric standing broom winders, one manual standing broom winder.
    • Large dyeing facility with drying room

    • Broom stitching vices.
    • Powered broom stitcher

    Craft Education and Outreach: 1200 sq. ft. studio

    • Potter’s wheels
    • Electric kilns
    • Basic Pottery Tools
    • Slab Roller
    • Pottery Ware Racks

    • Baby Wolf Weaving Looms
    • Inkle Looms
    • Rigid Heddle Looms
    • Basic Broom Making Equipment

    Berea College Craft House 

    302 Center St.
    Berea, KY 40403

    The Craft House is owned by Berea College and operated by our Student Craft program. This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home will be shared by our staff Apprentices, Resident Artists, and visiting instructors for the Pine Croft Woodworking School. Application details are currently being developed, but please reach out to Aaron Beale, AVP of Student Craft at for specific details or to express interest.
    • The Craft house is a smoke free and pet free space. ADA compliant service animals are welcome.  
    • Two level, 4 bedroom, 3 bath duplex. One bedroom on the main floor has a private bath, the remaining three bedrooms are on the second floor and share bathrooms. Bedrooms are not assigned.  
    • Each bedroom has one full size bed and two pillows. We also provide sheets, blankets, and towels. Please feel free to bring any additional bedding or towels to make your stay more comfortable.  
    • The large kitchen is fully outfitted with cooking, serving, and eating tools and utensils. There is a large, shared refrigerator, pantry, and dishwasher. There are a few staple spices and there may be a few basic ingredients, but plan to bring or purchase your own food if you will cook. Please be respectful that the kitchen is a shared space.  
    • The large, shared bathroom on the main floor that has a soaking tub and a washer and dryer for all to use. Please be respectful that laundry appliances and this bathroom are a shared space. 
    • Parking is shared with the duplex neighbor and is very tight in the driveway. Street parking is available, but we also recommend getting a parking pass so you can park on campus. The visitor lot East and Student Craft lot are both close walking distance to the house.  
    • Any concerns, needs, or repairs should be reported to Aaron Beale  
    • Trash and recycling are picked up very early Tuesday morning every week. Please take the trash and recycling bins to the curb on Monday evening and pull them back in Tuesday evening.  
    • The house is being slowly outfitted by Student Craft staff, apprentices, visiting artists and visiting instructors. You can leave your mark on the Craft House by contributing work made during your time here to live on for future visitors to enjoy.