The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen
The Pottery Workshop is a multi-faceted cultural institution, designed to promote and support the education of Ceramic Arts through their communities. The Pottery Workshop’s many facets live in four major cities in China; Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jingdezhen, and Dali. Each Pottery Workshop offers a resource of making and learning to its community, under one umbrella, they present a united educational platform for the growth of international ceramic artists, researchers, and students.
The Pottery Workshop welcomes international artists to experience life in Jingdezhen at the International Artist Residency. They provide the chance to explore traditional Chinese methods of ceramic production with comforts from the Western world. The porcelain city becomes your studio. All of the pieces the resident artists create are processed with the artisans in our community. They are located within The Sculpture Factory, a community of clay manufactures, throwers, flower sculptors, slip-casters, potters, glazers, and where public kilns coexist. Each artist is able to work closely with the studio coordinators to realize ideas through local craftspeople.
International resident artists should come prepared to create new work and realize new techniques within Ceramics and the porcelain that the city offers. This is a self-directed residency with shared translation and studio coordination included.
AC/heated semi-private studio spaces, the whole studio space is parceled into 12 spaces. Each studio space has two large metal carts with shelving, one sturdy work table, a chair and a stool, and the option for a potter's wheel. The community studio space houses a kiln room (2 Skutt electric kilns), a stocked glaze kitchen, two sink areas, small hand tools (grinder, dremel, drill), a water/air ventilated spray booth, and ware boards. There are 8 electric potter's wheels available for use if needed.
There are ten artist bedrooms; 6 bedrooms are shared with two full-size beds and 4 bedrooms are single with one full-size bed. Each room has a bookshelf, desk, chair, lamp, wardrobe, and AC/heating unit, wifi, and linens (a towel, bedding). The artists share a bathroom with showers, toilets, and vanity. The residency accommodation also has an on-site laundry facilities and a shared kitchen/living room area.
Free wifi in all the departments. Printing is limited to black and white, they can offer help with Photoshop or Illustrator. Typically an artist may need to create transfers or decals, the organizers can email the decal shop to get these printed.