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Ceramics

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

  • DescriptionSpecifications
    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 kiln2500 liter90 x 90 x 220 cm1260 °C

Residency

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.

Workshops

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.

Facilities

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.