Artist in Residence

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Art Residency Program in Arita –Japan

We are pleased to be able to offer you an opportunity to enhance your pottery skills to a level that would be hard or impossible to find elsewhere.  We have a program that takes maximum advantage of the distinctive ceramic history in the famous town of Arita, which is considered to be the home of Japanese pottery.  Arita pottery is based on its 400-year history of developing the unique properties and artistic possibilities of porcelain.

Our  program encourages familiarity with porcelain while we explore its special properties.  We are also well equipped to accommodate conventional clay techniques. Our studio provides potter’s wheels, slip casting, and pressure casting with the opportunity to enhance your work with decals, painting, and over-glazing techniques.

In-depth instruction in Japanese pottery techniques is part of our program with emphasis on exploring the endless possibilities in the uses of glazes when combined with the extraordinary properties of porcelain.

Residency price per 1 person for one month:  $2,500 USD

The price includes:

  • 29 nights of Accommodation on site
  • 84 pounds (40kg) of high quality porcelain clay plus glazes
  • Use of facility and tools
  • Firing fees
  • All instruction

The price does NOT include:

  • Meals – full-service kitchen facilities available on site
  • Laundry – washing machine available on site
  • Local tourism guides as desired

Payment arrangement:

  • Advance, refundable payment of 10% of total tour cost due within seven days of receiving a tentative confirmation.
  • Full payment 30 days prior to the tour start date.
  • Payments accepted:  Paypal, Credit Card, Bank transfer, International money order
  • Cancellation fee:
    – 30 days to 15 days prior to the tour start date: 30% of the tour price
    – 14 days to 1 day prior to the tour start date: 50% of the tour price
    – Cancellation on the tour start date: 100% of the tour price (No refunds)

Accommodations:

The residence is in a separate, self-contained building, adjacent to the studio.
Single and double rooms are Japanese style with single bed and/or futon.
Shared, full-service kitchen, dining area, and lounge are always available.
Shared, private toilets and furo and shared washroom are available at all times.
A washing machine is available for use at any time.

Complimentary internet service is available in your room and in the lounge

From the Pottery Owner: 

I encourage you to enjoy Arita at its best during any of our four seasons of beauty and nature while you work with our experienced and skilled staff.  We are well equipped to offer you a wide range of unique approaches to pottery making.  

In Arita, we are fortunate to have a ceramic market in May and a modern art exhibition in September.  I hope you may be able to schedule your visit with us during those times.

Arita abounds with opportunities to visit active kilns and factories in our town and to watch the finest pottery being made.  Important pottery museums are in Arita, and there are many shops, which together feature the full-range of ceramic ware..

This is a wonderful opportunity tor you to experience authentic Japanese lifestyle while accumulating a rewarding and memorable relationship with the art, skills and lasting pleasures of Arita pottery.

About us

Arita is the birthplace of porcelain in Japan almost 400 years ago and there are around 200kilns and artists working in the town. Kouraku kiln hosts local and international artists andstudents who wish to develop their practice and new projects and work with local studios toexperience Arita first-hand.

Happy Lucky Site is a project directed by the fifth generation head of the Kouraku Company,Takanobu Tokunaga. It is an artist residency program and a community based project designed to introduce Arita to the wider world. The Kouraku kiln (which means Happy Lucky) is almost 150 years old and produces both traditional and contemporary tableware, famous for its high standard of molded ceramics and technical innovation.

Artist in Residence Program [滞在型作品制作]

担当:セバスチアオ ピメンタ 紹介ページ

宿泊
*ゲストハウスをご用意しております。こちらで予約状況・宿泊料金を確認してください。
Family Room(4人宿泊可能)
Guest Room I (1〜2人宿泊可能)
Guest Room II (1〜2人宿泊可能)

【入金】

*宿泊につきましては、リンク先のAirbnbをご利用ください。
Airbnbが、わからないかたは、チェックイン時にお支払いください。
*工場利用につきましては、チェックイン時にお支払いください。

コース案内と料金について

Happy Lucky Factory 体験型コース

1) こどりコース

1 日(2 時間〜7 時間 30 分): 5,000 円
工場の作業を手伝うコースです。当日工場に出向き、各工程の作業内容を確認後、希望の職場にて当窯の作業アシスタントをします。作業時間は工場の就業時刻に準じます。
8:00〜17:00  (休憩時間 10:00〜10:10,12:00〜13:00,15:00〜15:10)
当日の職場転換はご容赦ください。作業時間は、個人の自由とします。

2) レンタルスタジオコース

工場利用金額(税抜)
Kouraku Factory 8:00〜17:00 (9 Hour)
price
入会費(無期限) ¥1,000
日額利用料 ¥3,000(半日¥1,500)
月額利用料 ¥30,000
年額利用料 ¥300,000
日額利用回数券(10回) ¥27,000
土代(磁土) 15kg ¥1,500
機材使用料別途 (1日)
ロクロ ¥2,000(半日¥1,000)
素焼き窯 棚板一枚分 (1回)
(縦55×横40×高17) ¥1,000
(縦55×横40×高21) ¥1,000
本窯 棚板一枚分 (1回)
(縦45×横40×高さ3〜4) ¥1,000
(縦45×横40×高5〜6) ¥1,500
(縦45×横40×高8〜10) ¥2,500
(縦45×横40×高10〜) 要相談

工場の道具及び作業場を借りて作陶を行うコースになります。
制作しました作品については焼成後お渡しします【材料代込(金液/プラチナ液は除く)・焼成代込】
作業場所については前日までに申請をお願いします。
指導につきましては、当社の作業に支障をきたさない程度となります。作業時間は工場の就業時刻 に準じます。
8:00〜17:00  (休憩時間 10:00〜10:10,12:00〜13:00,15:00〜15:10)
土日の作業につきましても、コースの続き(禁煙者の方のみ)でしたら可能とします。

3)長期逗留コース

料金:250,000円 詳細はお問い合わせ下さい。

お支払い方法

クレジットカード(PayPal)または振込となります。

【振込先】
○郵便局の場合
17710-13436631

○他行の場合 ゆうちょ銀行
銀行コード:9900 支店名:七七八(ナナナナハチ) 支店コード:778
預金種目:普通 口座番号:1343663

振り込み後ご連絡お願いします。 TEL:0955-42-4121 MAIL:kouraku.jp@gmail.com

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