The Rijksakademie offers a two-year international residency programme to around fifty artists that provides space for research, experiment and production of new work. Residents are supported with a studio, a work budget and a stipend and can seek advice from leading art professionals from a wide variety of cultural and creative backgrounds. In addition there is a rich research and production infrastructure, consisting of various technical workshops operated by specialists, a library and a historical and contemporary art collection. Within the interdisciplinary environment of the Rijkskademie there is complete freedom in research and working methods.


The technical workshops at the Rijksakademie have been a site of innovation and experimentation for decades. Led by specialists who work closely together with the residents, the workshops facilitate the exchange of expertise and create the possibility of interdisciplinary projects involving both new and traditional materials and techniques.


In addition to the technical workshops, the Rijksakademie provides the residents with a number of other practical facilities such as several project spaces, a performance studio, a kitchen and a vegetable garden.


In the ceramic workshop, residents can work autonomously to execute a design in ceramics or find out what the material could mean in their practice. The available expertise supports both pragmatic solutions and in-depth investigation, in various materials and sizes up to two metres high. Pieces can be finished with a wide range of glazes. The workshop also offers facilities and outside collaborations to experiment with glass. 

Technical specialist

Marianne Peijnenburg

List of equipment
Clay mixer70 – 150 kg
Vacuum extruderMax. diameter solid 11 cm
Max. diameter hollow9 cm
Hand extruder
Slab rollerMax. 70 x 130 cm
Throwing wheel
Jigger and jolly machine
Spray boothMax. 85 x 110 x 110 cm
HoistMax. 500 kg
Electric StackerMax 900 kg
ForkliftMax 1000 kg
KilnsMaximum size of workW x D x HMaximum temperature
Test kiln - electric15 liter20 x 30 x 9 cm1280 °C
Electric kiln140 liter31 x 42 x 64 cm1200 °C
Electric kiln300 liter40 x 60 x 75 cm1280 °C
Electric kiln580 liter60 x 60 x 110 cm1280 °C
Gas kiln – 2500 liter90 x 90 x 220 cm1260 °C

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