Yingge Ceramics Museum Residency Personal Statement

  • Date established:2011
  • Country:Asia - Taiwan
  • Type of Organization:Part of a Governmental Institution
  • Disciplines and Media:Ceramics
  • Contact information:

Yingge is an urban district located in the west part of New Taipei City. It is famous for production of porcelain and ceramics. In the 17th century, abundant clay was found in this area. Potters from Mainland China gradually settled here and made porcelain and pottery. Today, Yingge is the largest center of ceramic production in Taiwan, with over 800 ceramic-related businesses in the area.

Yingge Ceramics Museum was planned in 1988 and opened to the public in 2000. It is the leading museum dedicated to the ceramic industry in Taiwan. It exhibits the Taiwanese ceramic culture, and stimulates the public’s interest and attention in ceramics. It promotes the Yingge ceramic enterprises and local branding, and the museum also encourages international cultural exchange.

International Residency Program at YCM starts in 2011. The building in the shape of Hoffman Kiln is utilized as an international artist residency center. It provides different kind of equipment and facilities for ceramic artists such as electric kiln, colored glaze and working space. It has open-calls every year. Only 3 artists can be taken at the same time. Once the application is accepted, 90 days residency with financial and museum staff support will ensure artists that they devote into their works thoroughly.

  • Duration of residencies: Between 1 and 3 months
  • Number of artists resident at one time: 3
  • Grants available: Living Expense,Materieal Fee
  • Expenses paid by artist: None
  • Application: Open call every year
  • Selection procedure: By selection committee
  • Expectation from the artists: -
  • Presentation of artists' work: Exhibition, workshop and lectures
  • Setting: Rural
  • Working Language: English,Mandarin
  • Resources: Working table, glaze, electric kiln, experimental kiln, and all kinds of tools;Rooms with public shower, kitchen and living area
  • Number of studios: 3
  • Facilities: -
  • Size of studios / Type of Sudios : 1619.5 m2 / Private Studio
  • Accommodation: Private Room
  • Companions allowed: N.A
  • Nearest international airport: Tao-Yuan International Airport
  • Nearest local airport: Taipei Song Shang Airport
  • Nearest train station: Yingge Train Station
  • By Car: Take the electric train and depart at the Yingge Station. Exit at Wunhua Road and turn rigjt, you will find yourself in the old commercial street. Walk along Wunhua Road for about six minutes and you’ll come across a drainage crossing under the railroad.
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Dear Colleagues, Students, and Ceramic Enthusiasts,

Come to China and Study Ceramics with West Virginia University at the World Famous Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop!!!

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University has teamed to offer a comprehensive study opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  For the last 21 years, we have teamed to offer a study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin’s Terra Cotta Army, Ancient Capital of Xi’an, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world.  High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yao ware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

Summer Semester 2017
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $7500*

2017 Summer artists/Faculty: Boomer Moore, Kelly O’Briant, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

This fee covers International airfare, in-country travel, all lodging, food (an exception being during the Beijing travel portion of the program), materials, and 6 graduate or undergraduate transferable credits from West Virginia University.

Fall Semester 2017
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $12,900* 6-Credits Studio Ceramics 3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History 3-Credits Basic Language and Culture

2017 Fall artists/Faculty: Birdie Boone, Rain Harris, Caroline Cheng, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

Participants will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program, brushes, personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program.  Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the Xian and Beijing travel components.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West Virginia University.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:
or go to our Facebook Page:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Associate Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506

Robert “Boomer” Moore
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University

Jennifer Allen
West Virginia University

Kelly O’Briant
Research Fellow/Lecturer
West Virginia University

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