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Ceramic Skill Exchange Residency

Ceramic Skill Exchange Residency

Ceramic Skill Exchange Residency at Aura Pottery, Chandigarh-India, invites practicing ceramic artists to apply for a 8 day residency program to share and learn from each participant. The residency will offer one day per artist to present their work, give demonstrations and conduct a full day workshop in the studio to showcase and share their skills with other participants. Each artist will be required to apply with their CV and portfolio and participate in the residency upon selection.

The residency will be based out of a beautiful communal ceramic studio on a 3 acre lush green farm. The program is designed to ignite inspiration and promises a dynamic experience that fosters creativity, skill development, and collaboration among participants.

Each artist must have a minimum of 5 years experience as a ceramic artist. The residency will be accepting 8 artists with varied skills so as to have diverse information and knowledge to share among the group.

Presentations by each Artist

Each artist may present their work and journey in any format, but a PPT would be preferable, which will be screened daily in the Aura theater room. They can share a personal narrative, recounting their journey from their initial introduction to ceramics to their current artistic practice. Artists may share pivotal moments, challenges, and triumphs they've encountered along the way, offering a candid, authentic portrayal of their artistic development, which is sure to be inspiring and motivating for all attending artists.

Studio Facilities and Resources

A well-equipped ceramics studio serves as the residency's home base, featuring ample workspace, wheels, tools, kiln and materials. Artists are welcome to bring their own specific material to showcase their particular skill. Two studio assistants shall be present to help each artist setup the workplace for their specific day of sharing and workshop.


Aura has lush green outdoor spaces, lawns, a circle of silence, an organic kitchen garden and an open air swimming pool for participants to enjoy. A 400 meter walking path encircles the property for strolls and morning walks. Our pets keep you company off and on when you're enjoying the outdoors.

Potters Villa (Comfort)

  • 2 single occupancy rooms (2 participants, USD 1500 each)
  • 2 twin sharing rooms (4 participants, USD 1300 each)

Main House (Luxury)

  • 2 double bedrooms (2 participants, USD 1800 each)

*All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and free WiFi.

*Residency fee is all inclusive and offers stay, three meals and a communal coffee/tea station.

Residency Daily Schedule

9.30 AM - Breakfast

11:00 AM - Studio time

2.00 PM - Lunch

03-06 PM- Studio time

7.00 PM- Artist Presentation

8:00 PM- Dinner

Getting Here

Located just 45 minutes from an International Airport, reaching Aura Pottery is a breeze.

Find us listed as Aura Pottery on Google maps.


  • From Chandigarh International Airport: 45 to 60 minutes by taxi
  • From the Railway Station: 45 minutes by taxi
  • From the Sector 17 Bus Station: 30 minutes by taxi
  • We can assist with transportation arrangements upon request.

Aura Pottery Team

Andy, the dynamic founder of Aura Pottery, is on a mission to offer a space where ceramic artists can come together from different parts of the world and thrive in an atmosphere of learning and joy. With a vision of fostering collaboration, Aura Pottery has now become a place of communal knowledge sharing, self growth and exploration. With her women-led team, she ensures that Aura Pottery isn't just a studio—it's a celebration of artistry, camaraderie, and boundless possibilities.

Studio Instructor : Poornimaa

Studio Instructor

Studio Manager : Ridhi

Studio Manager

Production Incharge : Prince

Production Incharge

Ops Head : Vardhini

Ops Head

Coordinator: Anya


Residency Dates Applications Close by
April 22-29, 2024(Arrive Sun, Apr 21st; Depart Tue, April 30th) March 21st, 2024
May 20-27, 2024(Arrive Sun, May 19th; Depart Tue, May 28th) April 19th, 2024
June 17-24, 2024(Arrive Sun, June 16th; Depart Tue, June 25th) May 03rd, 2024
Aug 3-10, 2024(Arrive Fri, Aug 2nd; Depart Mon, Aug 11th) July 05th, 2024
Sep 20-27, 2024(Arrive Thu, Sep 19th; Depart Sat, Aug 28th) -


What to expect during the ceramic residency?

Each artist will get 45 minutes for their presentation in the evening and 6 hours on the following day to share and display their unique technique/skill in the studio and conduct a workshop with the remaining artists.

Each artist will get an opportunity to talk about their own ceramic journey as well as get to learn from all other attending artists. This residency has been conceptualized to foster an environment of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Studio supplies will include all standard material and tools. Artists are free to bring anything specific to their craft.

What is the criteria for selection of application?

Eight artists with varied expressions and techniques in ceramic art will be selected through the application process. We will look for diversity in artistic styles, techniques, and cultural influences among participants to enrich the exchange of ideas and perspectives. Post review and selection, the applying artist will receive email intimation on the status of their application.

Are all meals included for the entire duration of the stay?

Yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the residency fee. Tea, Coffee and refreshments are also offered through the day. Participants are welcome to carry their own snacks, alcohol and cigarettes if they wish.

What is NOT included in the residency?

Travel costs, medical insurance, production costs, consumables, alcohol and any additional services.

Will I be able to do laundry?

Yes, you could get your laundry done at a basic extra charge.

What are the Terms & Conditions of the Ceramic Residency?

  • 100% deposit of the residency fee is required within 7 days of application acceptance.
  • Failure to pay on time may result in cancellation.
  • All cancellations post fee deposit should be made in writing. The following cancellation charges will apply:
    If cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to arrival: 20%
    If cancellation is received from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival: 50%
    If cancellation is received less than 31 days prior to arrival: 100%
  • All finished work will rest and dry in the studio for a few weeks before it is fired by the studio and shipped to each participant.
  • Shipping charges will apply as per logistics company estimates.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years or older to attend this retreat.
  • Prices and Schedules/Itineraries as shown on the website are subject to change. We reserve the right to change retreat/day trip/event prices, or prices of individual add-on components, without prior notice.
  • Participants must notify at hello@aurapottery.com of any dietary restrictions and allergies at the time of booking.
  • You acknowledge that residency photographs and images which include you can be published by Aura Pottery for sharing/marketing purposes.
  • Residents could request a load of laundry, which is chargeable at INR 500 per load