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The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)

The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)'s Equipment Photo
The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)'s Art Work
The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)'s Equipment
The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)'s Artist
The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC)'s Studio
Location Netherlands / Oisterwijk
Established 1969
Tel +31(0)133031180
Website The European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) Website
Address Almystraat 10, 5061 PA Oisterwijk, the Netherlands
Founded in 1969, The Ceramic Work Centre (KWC) was initiated by ceramist Jan Oosterman and Bernadine de Neeve, curator at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen at the time, the KWC aimed at providing trained ceramists with working space and career opportunities.

In July 1991, the center moved to its present location in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a historic town about an hour from Amsterdam by train. Former coffee-roasting house was converted into an excellently equipped European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC). In 2010 the center underwent another transformation: it opened a CAD/CAM studio, providing artists, designers and architects the means to explore computer aided 3D-design and 3D-printing, and launched a new name “sundaymorning@ekwc”. In 2015 the center moved again, this time to a building which is twice the previous size, in the city called Oisterwijk. It hosts projects in the field of higher education and is open for public and commerce.
As a residency the center hosts 60 residents a year, coming from all over the world. Most of the residents never worked with ceramics before. They are wellknown artists, designers, composers or architects. Artists like Betty Woodman, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Jun Kaneko or Ting Shao did a EKWC residency.


Number of Residents 16
Studio Type Between 30 and 40m2, Private Studio + Private guestroom (12 m2).
24 hours access.
Good coffee for free.
Other Facilities Ceramic facilities, like large kilns 230 cm x 120 x 120 cm, or 3d digital equipment.
Well skilled technical advisors available for the residents.


Nearest Airport Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Station Oisterwijk
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