The Rijksakademie offers a two-year international residency programme to around fifty artists that provides space for research, experiment and production of new work. Residents are supported with a studio, a work budget and a stipend and can seek advice from leading art professionals from a wide variety of cultural and creative backgrounds. In addition there is a rich research and production infrastructure, consisting of various technical workshops operated by specialists, a library and a historical and contemporary art collection. Within the interdisciplinary environment of the Rijkskademie there is complete freedom in research and working methods.


The technical workshops at the Rijksakademie have been a site of innovation and experimentation for decades. Led by specialists who work closely together with the residents, the workshops facilitate the exchange of expertise and create the possibility of interdisciplinary projects involving both new and traditional materials and techniques.


In addition to the technical workshops, the Rijksakademie provides the residents with a number of other practical facilities such as several project spaces, a performance studio, a kitchen and a vegetable garden.


In the ceramic workshop, residents can work autonomously to execute a design in ceramics or find out what the material could mean in their practice. The available expertise supports both pragmatic solutions and in-depth investigation, in various materials and sizes up to two metres high. Pieces can be finished with a wide range of glazes. The workshop also offers facilities and outside collaborations to experiment with glass. 

Technical specialist

Marianne Peijnenburg

List of equipment
Description Specifications
Clay mixer 70 – 150 kg
Vacuum extruder Max. diameter solid 11 cm
Max. diameter hollow 9 cm
Hand extruder
Slab roller Max. 70 x 130 cm
Throwing wheel
Jigger and jolly machine
Spray booth Max. 85 x 110 x 110 cm
Hoist Max. 500 kg
Electric Stacker Max 900 kg
Forklift Max 1000 kg
Kilns Maximum size of work W x D x H Maximum temperature
Test kiln - electric 15 liter 20 x 30 x 9 cm 1280 °C
Electric kiln 140 liter 31 x 42 x 64 cm 1200 °C
Electric kiln 300 liter 40 x 60 x 75 cm 1280 °C
Electric kiln 580 liter 60 x 60 x 110 cm 1280 °C
Gas kiln – 2500 liter 90 x 90 x 220 cm 1260 °C

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