Think Tank


Artist Residency in China

The Pottery Workshop

Mission The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen welcomes international artists to experience life in Jingdezhen. We provide modern comforts for Resident Artists to explore traditional Chinese methods of ceramics production. Our Residency Programs are unique to any other in the world because artists are immersed in a porcelain producing city. We are located within The Sculpture Factory, a place where a high concentration of mold makers, throwers, slip casters, potters, glazers and public kilns coexist. All the pieces our artists create are finished and fired by the artisans in our community.

Overview 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.

Application Requirements 
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.

Facilities and Grants
The residential studio program includes:
1) Our climate controlled studio hosts a maximum of 12 residen artists at one time.
2) 24-hour access to our secure Residency Studio.
3) Facilities include access to raw materials, electric wheels, work tables, electric kilns and general tools.
4) Shared studio coordinator(s) assist by reducing language/cultural barriers, introducing Resident Artists to Jingdezhen, and aid in resolving technical problems.  Available Monday to Saturday 9:00-17:00.
5) Climate controlled accommodations and fresh meals at The Pottery Workshop. (Lunch and dinner are cooked and served every day except Sundays in our dining room)
6) Accommodation includes flush toilets, hot showers, air-conditioned/heated rooms, regular cleaning service, and wireless internet.  Single or double occupancy.
7) Transportation to/from the Jingdezhen airport, bus station or train station.
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Application Deadlines
Applications are ongoing the whole year, except Chinese Lunar New Year (typically February).*