AiR - KADK - Bornholm
Venue: The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Bornholm (KADK Bornholm), Stenbrudsvej 43, 3700 Nexø
Dates: 1. Sep. – 15. Oct. 2014
Application: Deadline 1. May 2014
Two residencies available
Nature of the residency
European Ceramic Context 2014 and The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm are offering a residency for two artists working in ceramics.
Selected artists will be given the time and space to develop a new project or body of work in ceramics. The residency provides six weeks access to studio facilities at the ceramic department at KADK Bornholm and basic materials.
The residencies are offered to professional ceramic artists, who are expected to be proficient in the processes and techniques discussed in their residency application.
The period of the residency is granted to the named resident only, partners and other makers are not allowed to work in the studios during this time.
KADK Bornholm is part of The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design and offers a three-year advanced education under the Ministry of Education that qualifies artist craftsmen in the field of glass or ceramics. The school has an ideal layout with large bright workshop facilities filled with state-of-the-art equipment in all of the working areas, including a small workshop for woodwork and metalwork. The school also contains a large room for drawing, various classrooms and a library with professional related literature, books and magazines.
Residents will be operating within an educational facility working alongside a priority programmed timetable and will not be required to enter into any teaching situation. However it is expected that the AIR will engage in dialogue with the students, about their work, methods and professional experiences and to give feed back to student questions.
The resident will hold a lecture about their work, open for the students and to the interested public.
During the period of the residency it is incumbent on the resident to communicate, aid and assist his or her fellow resident in an open and friendly manner. This interaction and exchange is seen as being one of the benefits and challenges of the residence period.
- Glaze laboratory with spray booths.
- Comprehensive plaster department.
- Slip casting area with 2 blungers.
- Plastic clay department including electric wheels and kick wheels, 2 slab rollers (2x1 meter) 2 extruders, vertical jigger jolly, work benches and mobile stillage, personal workstations.
- Clay mixing and clay reclamation department with various pug mills, filter press etc.
- Inside: 14 gas and electric kilns ranging from 25 liter test kilns to 1500 liter trolley kilns.
- Outside: groundhog wood fired salt glaze kiln, various low temperature and raku kilns.
- Kitchen/canteen facilities for preparation of own food.
- The facilities are designed for professional ceramic artists who work independently.
- The workshops are open 24 hours a day.
- Materials can be purchased from the schools stockpiles any specialized materials may be ordered through the schools suppliers.
- Basic electricity, gas, wood, for firing the kilns will be provided by the residency, additional cost is to be charged on the basis of a meter reading.
- AiR will be operating within an educational facility working alongside a priority programmed time table and will not be required to enter into any teaching situation, however it is expected that the AIR will enter into a dialogue with the students, about their work, methods and experiences and to give feed back to the students questions. The AiR will hold a lecture about their work, open for the students and to the interested public.
Residents at KADK Bornholm will be offered a private room in the accommodation area at Bright Park also situated in Nexø. The accommodation area shares a kitchen and lounge, and is also used as a hostel during summer season.
As a user of the workshop and accommodation, the artist is responsible for keeping the premises clean and in good condition and for cleaning them on departure.
KADK Bornholm has no insurance coverage; the AiR shall have their own insurance.