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jingdezhen international ceramics studios - new program

updated thu 2 oct 08


Ric Swenson on wed 1 oct 08

Fellow potters: Now in its 50th year, JingDeZhen Ceramics Institute will begin to offer potters world-wide a chance to come and study and work in 'The Porcelain Capital'; JingDeZhen, JiangXi Province, P.R of China.

The program will be flexible and offer programs from 2 weeks to a full semester of nearly four months.

The cost is very reasonable and can include accommodation and food in addition to studio space, demonstrations, instruction, local trips to points of interest, in addition to the costs of clay, glazes and firing your work here.

The full package of studio work will be offered at a cost as low as $600.00 USD per month for a full semester. Shorter stays of two weeks are calculated at a per day basis.

Round-trip airfare can be had for $800.oo to 1,300.00 USD. check the web for best rates....Travel, Passports and visas are the responsibility of the potter.

This program is aimed at experienced potters who wish to come and learn about Chinese porcelain techniques and visit ancient production and kiln sites. It is not a program that gives college credits; thus the extremely low cost.

It is a new program and I have been asked to promote the program and see what interest there is for this kind of intensive studio experience in China. The studio is well equipped with wheels and handbuilding tables, etc.....and the college dormitory accommodations are simple, but quite adequate. Bedding, western style bed, refrigerator, AC, heater, wardrobe, TV, etc. are provided. Cell phone and Internet connection is available for very reasonable fees.

If you are interested, or have questions, please feel free to contact me directly:

Regards, Ric Swenson, BFA,MFARichard H. ("Ric") Swenson, Teacher, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, TaoYang Road, Eastern Suburb, Jingdezhen City.JiangXi Province, P.R. of China. Postal code 333001. Mobile/cellular phone : 86 13767818872 <> The University website is:

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