Welcome to International Artists Residency Exchange

Greetings and a warm welcome to our vibrant community! We're thrilled that you're considering our flexible residency program, where creativity knows no bounds, and artistic expression finds its true home. Nestled in the heart of the enchanting south of France, our quaint village awaits to embrace you with open arms.

Here, amidst the picturesque landscapes, you'll discover a haven for artistic exploration. Our residency program is designed with your flexibility in mind, allowing you the freedom to delve deep into your process, unburdened by constraints. Whether you're a seasoned ceramic artist or a passionate novice, our doors are wide open to artists of all backgrounds and experiences.

Our small village, located on the Mediterranean, provides a safe and nurturing environment, fostering not only your artistic growth but also offering a chance to savor the authentic charm of French village life.

Picture yourself sculpting clay in a sunlit studio, exchanging ideas with fellow artists in our communal spaces, and finding inspiration around every corner of our charming streets. Your journey with us goes beyond just creating art; it's about forging connections, expanding your horizons, and embracing the magic that happens when passionate individuals come together, and exchange information, inspiration and forge friendships.

We invite you to join us on this artistic adventure, where the warmth of the sun matches the warmth of our community. Let your creativity flourish, surrounded by the beauty of the south of France, and let the village become your muse.

Bienvenue! Welcome to a place where your artistic dreams can take flight.

How to Get Here

It is easy, with Nice being the closest, and second largest, airport in France. By car it is 1h15m to Nice, 1h to Antibes, 45 minutes to Cannes, 1h2 to St. Tropez with many charming villages in between. The train station is in the center of Saint-Raphaël, with a direct train (TGV) to and from Paris. The outdoors are easily accessible, by car and bicycle, as are the main cities, by train. One can fly anywhere to explore other countries, while having a base in France. The links section has a links for car, bicycle and motorcycles rentals. Easy Jet is the least expensive, and recommended, airlines to travel within France.

Accommodations

We're excited to share with you the numerous benefits of accommodation choices, offering a range of options at various price levels. This unique flexibility not only caters to diverse preferences but also plays a pivotal role in keeping the overall cost of your studio experience remarkably low. Allow us to delve into the advantages of this approach:

  • Tailored to Your Budget: By providing a spectrum of accommodation choices, we understand that every artist's financial situation is different. Whether you're a seasoned artist looking for a more luxurious stay or a budding talent on a budget, our diverse options ensure that you can find the perfect fit without compromising on comfort.
  • Maximizing Your Resources: We believe in the importance of allocating resources wisely, and our range of accommodations empowers you to make choices that align with your financial goals. This way, you have the flexibility to invest more in your artistic pursuits while still enjoying a comfortable stay tailored to your preferences.
  • Inclusivity and Accessibility: Our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community is reflected in the variety offered. This inclusivity ensures that artists from all walks of life can participate in our studio program without feeling excluded due to financial constraints.
  • Supporting Emerging Artists: We recognize the unique financial challenges that emerging artists often face. By providing affordable accommodation options, we actively support the growth of new talents, enabling them to focus on honing their craft without the burden of exorbitant living expenses.

In essence, our commitment to offering a range of accommodations is rooted in our desire to make artistic opportunities accessible to all. We firmly believe that this approach not only enhances your studio experience but also allows you to make the most of your time, resources, and, most importantly, your artistic journey.

Upcoming Events

11 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024

Lauren Kearns Workshop

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Throwing Intensive with Lauren Kearns Master Potter

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3 Sep 2024 - 9 Sep 2024

Natasha Dikareva Workshop

Dreams in Clay: Creating Personal Mythology in the South of France

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11 Sep 2024 - 12 Sep 2024

Lauren Kearns Workshop

Decoration Techniques

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10 Oct 2024 - 16 Oct 2024

Sue Tirrell Workshop

Indelible: Pottery as a vehicle for personal storytelling and expression

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16 Apr 2025 - 23 Apr 2025

Jan Edwards Workshop

Registration Opens 1 Nov 2024

Handbuilding Pots for Your Table

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