Our residency program
With an aspiration for a freedom to research in all facets of ceramic, Cone 7 is a ceramic workshop which can provide a good and evolving workplace for people willing to work with three-dimensional objects, preferably in clay and using ceramic processes. Based in Laksevåg, Vestland, our aim is not to restrict the access of our facilities to our area only but to remain an open and inclusive community with professional discussions and activities that can make the artists’ practice visible to the public.
Created by Eléonore Griveau, the Cone 7 Residency program gives the artists an opportunity to work in a professional environment, exchange knowledge and experience within the ceramic field. The program is in collaboration with the SWAP Project, giving the aspiring ceramicists an irreplaceable international network while they develop their personal project leading to a restitution exhibition. The combination of great facilities, the presence of consultants with internationally leading technical knowledge and the openness to freely share processes and innovations, makes our workshop special. Our desire is to further develop and promote the application of Ceramic in art, design and architecture.
Since 2022, Cone 7 have been engaged with SWAP, an international residency and exhibition project that aims to activate and promote cultural exchange and creative cooperation between Italy and Norway. The project takes place between Calderara di Reno (Bologna), home of the cultural center Casa della Cultura “Italo Calvino'' as well as the independent exhibition space Adiacenze and Bergen, the adopted city of artist and curator Manuel Portioli. The curatorship of the project is of Portioli himself and of Amerigo Mariotti and Giorgia Tronconi of Adiacenze, which has collaborated with Casa della Cultura for the realization of temporary art exhibitions since 2018.
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