[gool - aya - 'goh]

Manor House

The beautiful manor house was founded in 1910 and has today become the home for all Guldagergaard's resident artists - with room for up to 12 residents at a time.

Guldagergaard [‘Gool – aya – goh] can be translated as Golden Acre Farm, and it has been the name of this place for more than a century. It used to be a tulip farm and an apple orchard.

The Beating Heart of Guldagergaard Since 1910


The stately and beautiful manor house at Guldagergaard was originally built by the fruit farmer Kresten Troelsen, who came to Skælskør from Jutland in 1910. The large annex wing, which today houses the studios, was added to the farm in 1912.


For many years, until 1990, the lovely manor house was the heart of the family Troelsen’s large fruit and tulip farm, and it was well maintained. Between 1990 and 1997, the house was, however, empty, until one day the international and experimental artist group Clay Today laid eyes on the farm and decided that it was the perfect place to establish a refuge for ceramic artists. Since then, the manor house has again become the heart and home of the center.


The house has been kept in traditional style with wood panels and decorations combined with contemporary Danish design. Today, this is where the artists live and gather, and the house is always full of life, talk and enthusiasm. Artists can either stay in double or single rooms. All rooms have recently been redecorated and are different from one another.


During a residency you live with up to 12 other artists and this is an intense experience that past resident artists say they wouldn’t live without. You network with other artists and by the end of your residency you will have expanded your professional network with colleagues from all over the world.


International Ceramic Research Center

Heilmannsvej 31 A
DK-4230 Skælskør

T: +45 58 19 00 16