This year we welcome:

Jessi Moore

Moore’s work as a glass maker has led her to exhibit and teach across the United States. She is currently an instructor for NYU at UrbanGlass and was recently a resident artist at Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Moore has lectured on mold blown glass for the Getty and pate de verre processes at The Glass Art Society Conference. She has taught at internationally recognized institutions such as The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Penland School of Craft.

Josué Morales Urbina

Hailing from Guatemala City and shaped by a transient upbringing across the United States, Josué Morales Urbina delves into the intricacies of transcultural displacement. His installations weave together an eclectic array of materials, from commonplace items like drinking straws and coffee beans to unexpected elements such as toasted white bread and honey. Urbina has participated in solo and group exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas, alongside artist-in-residency programs at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center, Centrum, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Morales Urbina’s artistic trajectory continues to captivate viewers with its exploration of cultural hybridity and the universal quest for a sense of home.

Hannah Duggan

Hannah’s practice utilizes ceramics and painting to examine digital culture, media, and her personal reflections as a viewer. Within her work, she considers the mental impact of growing up with the internet. Duggan received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She currently teaches painting and drawing at Central Michigan University. She has been featured in multiple art publications including Create! Magazine and Friend of the Artist, and has shown in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States. She has attended multiple artist residencies including Chautauqua School of Art and most recently The Banff Centre.


The Summer Residency Program at GoggleWorks is a 10-week appointment designed to introduce new energy and interests into the GoggleWorks community with an emphasis on facilitating experimentation and cross-disciplinary projects. Artists working in all mediums are invited to apply. GoggleWorks will select three residents for the summer 2024 residency. Residents should be self-motivated and enthusiastic, dedicated to their artwork, and enjoy working with other people in a community studio setting.

Summer residents at GoggleWorks have the unique opportunity to work in our fully-equipped maker studios. Our campus houses a Ceramics Studio, Wood Shop, Hot Glass Shop, Warm Glass Studio, Metals/Fine Metals Studios, 2D Studio, Print Studio, Textiles Studio, Darkroom, and Digital Lab. Artists may focus their work in one or more of these areas and consult with one of our experienced studio managers or teachers to help conceive and execute their projects.

Selection of residents is highly competitive and based on the strength of the project proposal and the quality of work and experience. To increase the impact of the residency on the local Reading community, artists are expected to offer one free workshop and artist talk during the residency period. The residency culminates in an exhibition of works created at GoggleWorks that will be on display August through October.

Residency Provides:

  1. Working space with 24/7 access (fully-funded)

  2. Access to GoggleWorks’ maker studios

  3. Shared, furnished housing conveniently located across the street and within walking distance of our campus (fully funded)

  4. $2,500 stipend

  5. Culminating exhibition in our Cohen Gallery

2024 Summer Residency Timeline
2/9 – Application Deadline
2/23 – Acceptance Notifications
6/7 – Residency Start Week
8/14 – Exhibition Install
8/16 – Residency Ends/Exhibition Opening (8 weeks)
8/17 – Housing Check out (morning)
10/14-15 – Deinstall and artwork pick-up (artists are asked to be present to help de-install and pack up work)

Learn more about past Summer Residents and view their work here.

View more information about our maker studios here.