The Artist in Residence programme was established at Auckland Studio Potters in 2019. Applications are called from national and international potters and ceramicists to spend up to three months in one of ASP’s two pod studios on the Centre’s grounds in Onehunga, Tāmaki Makaurau. The ASP committee has identified the residency programme as having the potential to stoke the local fires of a resurgence in ceramic arts worldwide and to provide a creative hub for experimental and traditional ceramics in New Zealand. Resident artists help around the centre and teach where possible and in doing so become valuable contributors to the centre’s whanaungatanga and shared sense of community.
Included artists are young graduates, PhD candidates, traditional artisan master-craftsmen to contemporary exhibiting artists and modern table and homeware specialists. The AiR programme is keen to foster this eclectic cross-section of clay workers and recognises the value in both traditional and contemporary ceramic practices.
AiR2 marks Auckland Studio Potters’ second Artist in Residence exhibition showcasing the work of the seven residents at ASP during 2023. It is a testament to our commitment to developing ASP as a creative institution, its members, and New Zealand ceramics. We do this by looking both inward at the unique inventive spirit of New Zealand-based ceramicists and outward by embracing the ingenuity and distinctive aesthetics of international clay workers into the programme.
Auckland Studio Potters is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that offers pottery classes from beginners to master classes. It is located in Onehunga, Auckland and was established in 1961.
Read more about this year's artists here: https://www.artshousetrust.co.nz/current-exhibitions/auckland-studio-potters-air2