20th August – 24th September 2018 / 5 weeks

kickstart your career participate in wood-fire yair

The unique beauty of wood fired ceramics is again becoming a highly appreciated art form throughout the world. There is a science to every part of wood-firing, that you will have a chance to learn more about at Guldagergaard. 

Participating in Guldagergaard’s Wood-fire Young-Artist-in-Residence symposium you will get a chance to create a network and a dialogue within the same generation of emerging artists in ceramic arts as yourself. The project supports international exchange and investigations for the future development of the ceramic arts. This special woodfire program provides recent graduates with an invaluable international network as they develop their career as professional artists. 

Wood-fire YAIR in 2018 is the first program within Guldagergaard’s history for newly educated ceramists that is solely focused on wood firing.  


Good to

Wood-fire YAIR participants pay a reduced residency fee of: 8,500 DKK. The fee includes accommodation in a shared room (single room with an extra charge of 1,000 DKK, if available), studio space, firing Anagama and Soda Wood-fire kilns communally, wadding and 100 kg of clay.  

  • Each participant receives 8 catalogues in the end of the stay. It is possible to buy extra copies of the catalogues. 
  • Residents will cover their own living, travelling expenses, as well as additional firing and material costs. 
  • All participants will be asked to present their work by giving presentations. 
  • The recommended participants will apply through our website, and we accept letters of recommendation from the nominating educational institutions by email. 
  • 20th of August – 24th of September 2018 / 5 weeks

Application deadline 1st April 2018
If you have questions, you can write an email: ceramic@ceramic.dk

Exhibition, Catalogue, Press 

The symposium ends with a culminating group exhibition at the Apple House Gallery, professional photography of the participants’ work, a full-color catalogue and press releases for publicity – and of course multiple networking opportunities. 

how it works

The participants live and work together at Guldagergaard for five weeks. While working on their own ceramic projects, they are encouraged to collaborate with each other as well as start dialogues about inspiration, making and firing methods, techniques, and materials.

Additionally, different artists are invited to give lectures, and our visiting international guest artists often hold a lecture whilst they are here. It is a unique learning opportunity for upcoming artists, who are looking to create and form their future within the ceramics.