Residency Location and Facilities
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The program offers an opportunity to work and live on site at a ceramic design and production studio downtown Barcelona, Spain. Located on the mediterranean sea it’s a European city of 5.6 million people.
It’s a unique environment conducive to creativity and artistic exploration. We have no production expectations. Artists are free to experience Barcelona's cultural offerings, delve into your studio work, or a mix of each.
Residents live minutes walk away from renowned opera, jazz, museums, architecture, concerts and ongoing cultural events.
Located downtown in the city of Barcelona in the Poble-sec neighborhood. Our location is about a 10-12 minute walk to the city center or waterfront. A 5 minute walk you'll find Montjuïc, a 4 km² wooded park, offering hiking trails, museums and scenic overlooks of Barcelona. It is also the site of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic venues. Oh, yes the beach is a 30 minute walk or subway ride.
The Taller Gingell ceramics space is approximately 200 m² (2.200 ft²). Residents enjoy a dedicated workspace, shared living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Bedrooms are private.
Residents also have access to a shared 30 m² (325 ft²) outdoor terrace garden.
Besides residency spaces, Taller Gingell has a 75 m² (800 ft²) production ceramics studio and offices plus a 25 m² (270 ft²) showroom next to the residency area.
The resident studio space is 18 m² (200 ft²). The space can accommodate two artists. Artist workstations have a height adjustable work table, a wheeled cart and ample shelving. A wheel is available on request.
The resident studio has the following shared amenities:
- Wedging area
- Deep sink
- Recycling system
- Overhead fan
- Wooden jewellery working table
- White board and cork board for ideation
- Adjustable wooden display shelving
- Plaster board for project work and storage
- Deep shelving for work storage
- Air compressor
- A disco-ball
Space and Amenities
As a working ceramics studio we have many items that are available for limited shared or special use. They are not located in the resident studio but are on-site.
We have three Rohde electric kilns available for shared use.
- Test kiln - 20 liter kiln up to 2,282º F - 1,250° C
- Round top loading - 60 liter kiln up to 2,282º F - 1,250° C
- Large front loading - 150 liter kiln up to 2,372º F - 1,300° C
All kilns use a programmable multi-step TC304 controller.
Kiln firings are an extra fee. Learn more about our kilns, pricing and firing guidelines.
We have one Shimpo wheel available for limited shared use.
A ventilated mixing station and spray booth.
On request a dedicated photo area is available. It includes a tripod, studio lighting and backdrop for documenting work.
Woodworking and Metal Cutting
Woodworking and metal cutting equipment is available for fabrication of small scale items. Also, you can pay for production on a case by case basis. Equipment includes: table saw, circular saw, planer, sanders, drills, grinders, jigsaw, router and hand tools.
Artists, Artists Groups and Families
We encourage artists to apply as a group of two artists or alongside family members. This is a unique opportunity for artists. Groups of two artists, couples and families with children can apply.
The arrangement of our accommodation includes private sleeping rooms. The living/sleeping area is open concept which leads to limited privacy as sound travels. We’ve found it works best if everyone knows each other.
Comfortable examples that work:
Two artists apply as a group for a specific time enjoying the artist residency and the cultural surroundings of Barcelona
A couple apply where one is a working artist and the second is accompanying them to enjoy a new place during the residency
An artist with a family with one child. The family can enjoy a new cultural experience and the artist enjoys an artist residency.
A single artist applies and enjoys the entire residency space themselves.
Two single artists apply separately and agree in advance that they are comfortable with the accommodations and are paired with a second artist.
Communal Space. Private from 18:00 - 10:00 daily (6PM - 10AM)
A 60 m² (650 ft²) communal space including a kitchen and living room. Bedrooms are private. It also connects to a 30 m² (325 ft²) shared outdoor garden terrace.
- Venting hood
- Kitchen sink
- Dishes and cutlery
- Recycling and compost system
- Clothes washer
- Bath towels
- Bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows)
- Large meeting table with chairs
- High-speed Wifi
- Bathroom and shower
- Personal locking closet
- Gas heat radiators
- Air conditioning and dehumidifier
- 1 single bed room
- 1 double bed room
Being located downtown Barcelona, stores are nearby for essentials of life and more. Here are a few examples so you get the idea:
- 5 grocery stores - 5 minute walk
- 3 pharmacies - 2 minute walk
- 2 hardware stores - 2 minute walk
- 2 bakeries - 1 minute walk
- Many restaurants - everywhere