Cotto Ceramic Studio : Artist Residency
Ten-week long immersive residency program at the Cotto Ceramic Studio in Lima, Perú.
Description of residency program
Cotto’s Studio Residency Program provides a unique opportunity for artists to research and produce new ceramic projects under the guidance of the Cotto Studio advisors/directors, expand their practice by exploring local materials, and develop new professional networks. The paid program covers a fully-equipped shared pottery studio, production materials including clays, glazes and oxides, kiln firings, feedback, research trips and assistance from our team of specialized ceramicists.
Duration of residency
Cotto was founded in 2006, focusing on the production of designed homeware pieces, working with many of Lima’s leading restaurants. By 2013 the studio had begun to introduce aspects of training, advice and research around ceramic techniques and materials. Since then, Cotto has collaborated in the production, research and realization of art works for local and international exhibitions.
Located in the Barranco district, artists are given the opportunity to experience one of Lima’s most vibrant neighborhoods with easy access to accommodation, art galleries, theaters, transportation, supermarkets and inexpensive restaurants.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Communal studio spaces
Electric pottery wheel x 2
Fully equiped plaster workshop
Photo silkscreen equipment for direct or indirect transfer printing
Air-compressor and gun for painting
Welder & metal working tools
WiFi internet throughout studio & outside garden
Physical & digital library of ceramic resources including glaze making software
Further details about the studios production materials, kilns and other resources can be found here.
Fees and support
The 10-week Cotto Studio Residency Program fee is USD $1300.
This fee includes access to the shared studio facility, production materials including clays, glazes and oxides, kiln firings, guidance from Cotto studio advisors and facilitation of open studio event.
Please note that since Cotto does not have governmental or private support, it is not within its possibilities to offer grants at this moment. Artists are encouraged to apply for independent sponsors and we will provide invitation letters and guidance to cooperate with artists’ necessary fund raising and any other documentation needed.
The cost of the Cotto Ceramic Studio Residency does not include accommodation. We are happy however to assist you in locating suitable accommodation for your particular needs and budget close to the studio.
To apply, please send us the following:
⛶ PDF document with a short biography (maximum 50 words), a statement of interest detailing your artistic interests (maximum 200 words) & preferred starting date.
⛶ A current CV (maximum 1 page).
⛶ Support material in the format of a PDF document with 5-10 images and captions. Please supply any video content as a URL web link (10 minutes max).
⛶ 1 example image for media (jpg or png).
Please make sure email does not exceed 10mb. Applications can be made in English or Spanish.
Expectations towards the artist
Artists are expected to engage with the studio on a regular basis and participate in any open studio events.
Deadline: June 30, 2018