• Brush van in Jingdezhen, photo by Simone Linder-Patton

SA Power Networks Pottery Residency in Jingdezhen, China

Situated in one of the most fascinating and ancient creative centres in China, The Pottery Workshop is a residential retreat offering artists from diverse cultures the opportunity to interact, learn and create. The facility is surrounded by hundreds of small and independent craftsmen and artists with every kind of ceramic skill; clay producers, throwers, sculptors, mould makers, blue and white decorators, overglaze decorators, glaze and colour shops, kiln firing workshops, brush makers, black smiths, box makers and shippers.

While the residency lends itself to ceramicists, the placement is open to visual artists of all disciplines. This residency will be very beneficial for all the participating Helpmann Academy artists – past experience has shown that the boundaries of each artist’s knowledge and practice are broadened during this unforgettable opportunity.

This international placement is open to graduates of the Helpmann Academy’s visual arts partner schools (up to five years out from graduation).


Wednesday 26 April, 2017 at 5.30pm

Artists interested in applying are encouraged to attend an information session hosted at the Helpmann Academy office, at St Paul’s Creative Centre.

Topics covered in the information session will include:

  • Travel and visa arrangements
  • Introduction to the Pottery Workshop
  • Helpful information about travelling in China
  • Helpful information about how the Pottery Workshop functions
  • Information and advice from previous recipients about their experience at Jingdezhen
  • Advice on writing your application
  • The opportunity to ask any questions you might have

Please register your attendance on (08) 7320 3330 or at [email protected]

For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy 7320 3330 / [email protected]

Visit The Pottery Workshop website

Proudly supported by SA Power Networks


Applications for the 2017 residency closed on
Friday 2 June 2017. 

The recipients will be announced soon.

2016 Jingdezhen Artists:
Karl Brasse | AC Arts
Jack Ladd | AC Arts
Simone Linder-Patton | AC Arts

Previous Jingdezhen Artists

Residency artists participate in an annual exhibition at Peter Walker Fine Art. Click here for info about Kaleidoscope 2017.