The metal workshop includes a complete mechanical and engineering shop, where the emphasis lies on material experimentation and related research. The metal workshop centers mostly on the development and construction of sculptures, installations and associated components, often in close collaboration with the other workshops.

Technical specialists

Stephan Kuderna

  • DescriptionSpecifications
    Radial drilling machine MK3, 100 – 1280 Rpm32mm
    Drill press MK2, 225 – 4300 Rpm18mm
    Circular cold saw Eisele315mm
    Lathe TOS1000 x 440/800mm
    Milling machine Deckel FP1, digital readout300mm, 250mm, 300mm
    Pullmax universal sheet metal machineforming 3mm, cutting 2mm
    Electric sheet metal guillotine1250 x 2mm
    Box and pan sheet metal brake, manual1250 x 2mm, 90mm height
    Manual sheet metal roller1250 x 2mm
    Ring and profile bendermax. 70mm round
    Hydraulic press40t, 500mm stroke
    Bench grinder, 240V200mm
    Bench grinder, 240Vdiamond wheel
    Vertical belt sanding machine, adjustable table200mm band
    Polishing and buffing machine400mm
    Spot welding machine, water cooled2 x 4mm
    MIG/MAG welding machine, water cooled360A
    TIG welding machine, AC/DC, water cooled260A
    Inverter arc/TIG welder, AC160A
    Autogenous welding set
    Plasma cutter mobile30mm max.
    Blacksmith forge, mobile
    Electric chain800kg

    Hand notcher sheet metal

    90 degree

    Propane gas crucible melting furnace

    until crucible diameter 220 mm / 25 kg


The Rijksakademie is a two-year residency programme that annually offers 50 artists space for research, experimentation and for the 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 Rijksakademie there is complete freedom in research and working methods.