WELCOME TO HJORTHS FABRIK
Hjorths Fabrik offers AiR for professional artists as well as internships for aspiring ceramicists.
At Hjorths Fabrik we create artworks and stoneware using clay extracted from Bornholm's nature and traditional techniques.
We are dedicated to encourage and evolve artistic exchange on Bornholm and internationally, which is why we offer two types of programs.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAMS
A program for the professional artist working on their own project next to Hjorths Fabrik's production and a program for the student or ceramicists who wants to learn working with production and processes as well as communicating with guests.
It is important to know that Hjorths Fabrik is a working museum. That means that the workshop and your workstation is open for visitors and you are expected to engage with the visitors' questions about your work and processes.
We aim to keep the museum open for visitors all year-round, however the summer season is the busiest.
The facilities offered are mainly shared; the factory has an open workshop environment and the rooms share kitchen and bathroom.
We aim to build new relations between Danish and international artists, and foster the meetings between local and international ceramic crafts and art scenes.
As an artist in residency as well as an intern, we expect you to be open to cooperating and sharing your knowledge to both professionals and tourists on Bornholm.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
We offer a unique stay for mutually inspiration and artistic approaches in our newly renovated accommodation.
Artist in residence is a program for the professional Danish or international artist working with ceramics. It is an opportunity to have a creative space, to network and to be inspired from the works and traditions from the factory that has existed since 1859.
You will have your own separated workstation at your disposal, however all workshops are open for visitors.
"A unique immersive and enriching experience! One that allows you to travel into the local history and traditions of ceramics. As well as to connect with the people working at the factory (then and now) who in my opinion, are the heart of Hjorths Fabrik"
- Jessica Liliana Rios Gomez, Dec. 2020
WANT TO BECOME AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE?
To receive the AiR program you must be a professional artist, donate two artworks; one existing piece and one created during the residency, and to make a contribution to the local community on Bornholm during your stay e.g. an artist talk or event.
This program is for you who want to start a new project in a vibrant and inspiring environment. There are no requirements for the purpose of your stay or your project as long as the project is able to run alongside Hjorths Fabrik's production.
Hjorths Fabrik will provide you with accommodation and a creative space in historic buildings to create your next project, as well as materials within reasonable limits throughout your stay. This will depend and be assessed on the basis of the project.
We admit two artists for our AiR program program per year. Download our guide to applying for Artist in Residence.