Every day is a different experience. In order to create work, one must form relationships with those who make molds, sell glaze, process clay, fires the public kiln, china painters, crack menders, box makers and the list goes on. Our program includes all these individuals who are steps away from The Pottery Workshop. Without them, we would not be here today. There is no residency in the world like The Pottery Workshop.
We require our first time applicants to understand our Residency Program is about using Jingdezhen materials and processes; which requires open mindedness towards ceramic processes and cultural differences. All levels welcome.
Interested parties are required to download and submit an Application Form after they have reviewed the information on our website. We review each application and accept artists based on their projects and the dates they wish to visit Jingdezhen. Length of stay is flexible and The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen is closed for a month surrounding the Chinese New Year.
We are located in east Jingdezhen inside the Sculpture Factory, which is a gated area with a high concentration of artisans, shops and The Pottery Workshop. The Pottery Workshop occupies several areas, which include: Residency Program, Education Center, Design Studio, 9 Windows Cafe/Shop, Mufei Library, Creative Market and Kitchen. All our spaces are air-conditioned, clean, free wireless internet connections with western style bathrooms.
Residency Fee 2600.00RMB/week ( more details at http://www.potteryworkshop.com.cn/Jingdezhen.asp?258.html )
From 2005 – 2011, The Pottery Workshop has gone from one department to six departments.
Our plans are to refine and grow the departments we have: Residency, Education Center, Gallery/Café, Mufei Library, Design Studio and Creative Market. We will foster this growth by reaching out to our community while promoting, protecting and utilizing Jingdezhen’s unique heritage.
What we are doing seems to be working. More and more artists, national and international are visiting The Pottery Workshop annually. On paper, what we offer is very similar to other Residency Programs. Once you have experienced Jingdezhen at The Pottery Workshop, you can feel the difference. Our emphasis on Education in China has really set us apart from the others.