Sasama, JP

Duration: 4 weeks.
What's included: studio access, accommodation, materials, firing.
What's not included: travel, personal expenses, food.

The artist in residence will be asked to conduct a three days workshop for the local community. 

The International Ceramic Art Festival arose from the encounter between Sasama residents and the artist Shozo Michikawa who wanted to make an opportunity for young Japanese ceramists to inspire each other and exchange ideas with international artists. Sasama (Shizuoka, Japan), a scenic mountain village surrounded by abundant nature, is known as a production area of high-quality green tea. The invited artists give demonstrations and workshops during the all year long festival. Moreover, all artists who attend to the festival exhibit their works in the village. The festival offers not only an opportunity to learn about innovations in ceramics and new techniques but also to meet locals and to experience traditional Japanese culture.