Maureen Wright Application

Amy Duval, Mechanics of Growth (Part V), 2017, ceramic, coloured slips, 17’ x 9’. Maureen Wright Bursary awardee 2017.

Juliana Greaves Rempel, Big Pot Small Town, 2020, Wheel Thrown Cone 6 Plainsman M390, Slip and underglaze with sgraffito detail. Maureen Wright Bursary awardee 2008.

Application for Maureen Wright Bursary
Established by the North-West Ceramics Foundation and the Wright family, this bursary honours the self-taught potter Maureen Wright, who died in 1997. It is open to B.C. residents working in ceramics at all levels.  Funds are generated on an on-going basis by potters in British Columbia, who donate mugs for the mug wall sales set up at major ceramics events. The bursary contributes up to $400.00 toward costs of attending educational ceramics events such as workshops or conferences, or toward the purchase of studio equipment, tools or supplies. Funds are not to be used for expenses associated with a full-time ceramics program, but student applicants may apply for educational opportunities outside the regular curriculum.

⦁ The candidate must be a resident of British Columbia.
⦁ Board members of the North-West Ceramics Foundation are not eligible.
⦁ Students currently enrolled in a full-time ceramics program may apply only​ for events outside the regular curriculum.
⦁ Previous recipients may reapply after four years.

Clarity of intent
A realistic budget

How to Apply
In a one-page letter of application (PDF format), please address the following:

1. Describe the workshop/conference you wish to attend, providing supporting documentation if available, or provide information about the equipment, tool, or supply you wish to purchase.
2. Provide a realistic budget of estimated cost.
3. Describe how this educational support or equipment/supply will advance your work.

Please include a one-page CV briefly listing previous education, exhibitions and experience with ceramics. All applications are considered confidential. Applications may be made at any time and will be dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis.

​Please email your submission to with “Maureen Wright Bursary” and your name in the subject line.