In exchange for offering this residency the artist/craft-person is required to:
Contribute some of their time by being available to help around the centre for a maximum of 10 hours/week. Their responsibilities will include various tasks such as studio monitoring between 1pm – 5pm, loading & unloading kilns, recycling clay through the pug mill, etc.
Conducting a weekend teaching workshop (applies to Residency programmes B & C only)
Keeping an “open door“ policy to their studio for the benefit of other students and ASP members
Donate one piece to the ASP for their collection or fundraising.
Opportunities for the artist/craft-person include:
Inspiring students and engaging with other potters
Paid workshop & teaching opportunities
Solo exhibition in our onsite gallery space (depending on availability),
Use of retail space in our Box gallery shop as per shop criteria
Expenses to be paid by artist/craft-person:
The Auckland Studio Potters (ASP) Artist Residency is open to professional artists and craft-persons working in ceramics.
There are 2 spaces available and the length of each residency is for a minimum of 1 month or a maximum of 3 months. Longer residencies can be applied for but are at the discretion of the ASP Directors and Committee.
The object of the artist in residency programme is to provide time and space for the artist/craft-person to develop a new project or body of work in ceramics. The residency is also intended to connect the artist/craft-person with the ceramic community at ASP and to share their expertise by example through their practice.
The residencies are offered to professional ceramic and craft-persons and participants must be 21 years of age or older. They are expected to have an accomplished level of expertise with good technical abilities, preferably with a Diploma or Degree in Ceramic Art or equivalent. The artist shall work from a studio pod and have access to the centre’s facilities during opening hours (please refer to website) and in accordance with the centre’s guidelines. Each pod is equipped with an electric wheel, storage space, workbench and chair and heating.
Auckland Studio Potters - 96 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga
The centre’s facilities include; 20 electric wheels, 4 kick wheels, workbenches, 1 plaster-work table, extruders, slab roller, glaze area including 2 spray booths and waxing booth, 6? electric kilns and 1 large gas kiln, 1 wood/soda kiln, 1 diesel/salt kiln, 1 Raku kiln, 1 bisque-ware storage shed, an office building including a small exhibition space, small library, kitchen, artists display area for retail, and a teaching space. The centre also houses a fine collection of past visiting potters work.
Artists/craft-persons will be selected by the ASP Directors and the ASP Committee. They will evaluate the applicant’s artistic qualities, proven studio and material competency, resume, portfolio, letter of intent and professional references.
Currently there are no facilities to house any residents at the centre. Accommodation in Auckland will be the responsibility of the applicant.