In 2012 our studios went through a major rebuilding with help from the private fund Realdania and the municipality of Slagelse. Walls, floors and ceiling were taken down and new interior was created.
We proudly reopened the studios in February 2013 with an opening speech by the then Danish Minister of Culture, Marianne Jelved.
The rebuilding means that we have doubled the studio facilities as we now have two floors available for artists. The ground floor still provides individual studio spaces for up to 12 artists, and in the center of the ground floor is our electric kiln and glaze area.
We have a large modern plaster and mold making room with plaster wheel (jigger jolly) and plaster lathe. We have a slip casting room with blunger and mini casting system. Other studio equipment is our slab roller, drying and a damp cabinet, and a new extruder where our technician Henrik designs the shape just the way you wish.
We also have a glaze laboratory with spray booth and a wood workshop with different kind of tools.
INTEGRATING THE STUDIO AND CERAMICS
Two staircases walled with wood fired bricks in all shades of black and grey dominate the first floor.
The wood fired kilns at Guldagergaard have always been part of our identity and as the wood fired bricks have become part of the new studio building, we now consider it our Guldagergaard. The result is stunning – and even critical voices have been convinced by the beautiful result. 6000 bricks were smoke fired in barrels by our fantastic wood fire technician Egle Paksyte. Today, our Kiln Yard is managed by the wonderful Evelin Saul.
With increased spaces we created room for research and new technology such as 3D and silkscreen print techniques. With an auditorium we have given space to the largest collection of studio ceramic in Northern Europe. At the first floor you will also find photos darken room and a meeting room with a small kitchen area.