@EKWC - Sunday Morning @ekwc

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 SundayMorning @ ekwc ceramic residency
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Sundaymorning@ekwc is an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics. Sundaymorning@ekwc operates as an artist-in-residence centre and as a centre of excellence. Its aim is to promote the development of ceramic art, design and architecture.
artist-in-residence centre
As an artist-in-residence centre, sundaymorning@ekwc annually welcomes about 45 artists, designers and architects to experiment with ceramics for a continuous or phased period of three months.
sundaymorning@ekwc does not only offer studios, workplaces, the most advanced equipment and living space, but also the support of a team of specialists. This team gives a unique added value to the residency as 75% of the participants have no or little experience with ceramics. Intensive guidance allows the participants to realize their prearranged work plans. The residency is concluded with a final presentation.
Participants enter through worldwide public application. Of the 45 annual vacancies, 8 are reserved for recently graduated art students.
Centre of excellence
As a centre of excellence sundaymorning@ekwc encourages its staff and participants to conduct research in artistic and technical fields, and also in the area of presentation. The knowledge and understanding acquired are documented and spread internationally by means of publications, exhibitions, masterclasses and conferences.
My studio for 3 month still empty, 1st day of my arrival :
 Johan Creten studio - ci-dessous
Born in Sint Truiden, Johan Creten, studied in Gand, Paris and Amsterdam. Adding to his statelessness, he spent two years at the Villa Medici in Rome in 1996, then three years in 2000 as an artist in residence at the Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach). From June 2004 to January 2008, he was an artist in residence at the legendary Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, the French national porcelain factory.
There, he went on to develop a series of sandstone and porcelain sculptures entitled "Vagues ("waves") or Odore di Femmina". Reviving forgotten techniques, such as the use of wood kilns, Creten thrived and his concepts blossomed into unexpected shapes.
There are very few sculptors who have grasped, with so much relevance, the plasticity of Ceramics. An essential paradox, formal and narrative all at once, permeates Creten's work: a very powerful baroque treatment applied to classical shapes. In his early work, crude, popular imagery coexisted with an astonishingly beautiful and refined sensuality. In art as in man, Eros and Thanatos mingle in complex ways.

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