The Center for Ceramics of Berlin Residency Program is designed for ceramic enthusiasts including: artists, potters, sculptors, designers and art historians who are working in clay or who have a background in ceramics. The mission of this program is to provide residents the time and space needed to work on a specific project, to develop research, to experiment in the studio, and/or to simply rejuvenate their practice by taking a break from object making to explore the exciting city of Berlin.

Property

Located in the neighborhood of Pankow, 3 miles north of Mitte, the center of East Berlin, the Center for Ceramics is on a spacious lot, surrounded by a beautiful and enchanted garden. Residents will enjoy spacious studios and private living quarters, with a shared kitchen and dining area. The center’s idyllic environment is conducive for creative growth and experimentation. With no expectations or pressure to produce, as we promise no exhibition for residents, artists are free to experience the vibrant city of Berlin and its thriving art scene, to fully delve into their studio practice, or a little bit of both.

  • The duration of the residency is between one to six months
  • Residents will be chosen by a jury of 5 people
  • The residency can accommodate 1-3 artists at a time
  • Independent working is expected
  • Partners and families are welcome
  • Artists are responsible for all material and firing costs
  • The Center for Ceramics is a private institution not supported by external funding; all costs must be covered by the artist.

Accomodation

The residency provides studio and private living space for up to three artists at a time. The private living quarters with wifi and a shared bathroom are located in the villa on the property. A narrow staircase leads to rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Two of the rooms are spacious with double-beds and the third room is small and charming with a single bed. All the rooms offer a view of the 130 year old beech tree, which gives the property a special atmosphere. The kitchen, dining area and the common area are found in the studio-house.

Studios

The ground floor of the studio-house has three studios, two bathrooms, and a washer and a dryer. One studio is private, while the other is a shared space that can accommodate two artists. The studios are simply furnished to allow for all types of work styles and residency goals. The studios are each 14-16 qm (150 - 170 qft) and wheels are available upon request. Clay and other studio materials can be ordered and delivered by www.keratech.de. The upstairs of the studio-house features the kitchen, dining area and a common area with a TV and large ceramic library.

Costs of the residency include:

900 euros a month for a studio space, bedroom including all bedding, towels etc. use of kitchen, dining room, library, washer and dryer.

Artists are responsible for all material and firing costs.

60 liter kiln up to 2336 F / 1280° C 20€
100 liter kiln up to 2336 F / 1280° C 35€
200 liter kiln up to 2336 F / 1280° C 55€
300 liter kiln up to 2336 F / 1280° C 65€