Artist – in – Residence

Exploring new ideas in the cradle of the Renaissance

La Meridiana’s residency is open to ceramicists interested in working independently in a creative environment. Artists, professional potters and ceramic enthusiasts are welcome. Tuscany with its unique history and culture offers powerful stimulus to explore and experiment new directions. La Meridiana’s studios are busy all year round with workshops and seminars, taught by internationally renowned artists and attended by students from all over the world. IRIS, the private studio and apartment is reserved for independent ceramic residents and can be used by one artist at the time. During the summer month, additional space for residents is available at the NATURE STUDIO in the gardens of La Meridiana. This opportunity has been created specifically for individuals keen in either concentrating on a specific project and/or interested in finding new stimuli in a different environment and culture.

Living and Studio space

IRIS  is situated 20 meters from the main studio and the kilns, the NATURE STUDIO is located in the gardens, with access through a flight of stairs. Both offer ideal conditions for concentrated work and privacy without feeling isolated.

Materials and Equipment
Artists are advised to bring their own personal working tools. If you need a wheel we offer a Shimpo Whisper. Clays can vary from terracotta to stoneware and porcelain. Firings can range from low to high temperature, oxidation or reduction, gas, soda and sometimes wood firing. There will be full access to La Meridiana large selection of standard slips and glazes.

Packing and firing assistance is included in the cost of the the firing.

Application
Applications are on-going. Please do send a short letter of application, a short description of the work you intend to undertake, a short CV and up to 10 images of your work.

Length of stay
The length of a residency can vary from a minimum of 3 weeks onwards.