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Our current resident, Lulu Senft's exhibtion Hold Up is now on display. Click the link below to view the exhibtion's virtual premiere.

Residency Information:


Images: 2019 Resident Juliet Fleming at an Open Studio event as part of London Craft Week

Applications for the next Collective Matter Ceramics Residency are

currently closed, please check back again soon. 


Our philosophy is based around informed but experimental clay making, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary working.  The residency offers space and support in the creation of innovative and exciting new work(s) in clay, from any field. 


Previous experience with the material is not necessary, but applicants must have completed a BA or above in an arts related subject or be able to demonstrate relevant experience. The resident must be largely self-sufficient, though will be supported by some technical assistance and tutorials throughout the six month period.


We particularly welcome applications from practitioners who have an interest or experience in socially engaged practice.


Current students are not eligible. International applicants are welcome to apply but we regret that we cannot provide travel or accommodation costs at this time.


Dates and Duration:    6 months

                                  24hr access to studio


Cost to artist:              One-time cost of studio rental:            £1320 (payable in 6 monthly installments)

                                  Kiln firings:                                      £10 - £25 per firing


 *we ocasionally have access to funding and can assist with ACE grant

 applications. PLease contact us for more information*


Facilities and Resources:


  • Private studio space 4m x 2m 

  • Free access to a ceramics studio including:

    •  Throwing Wheel

    •  2 kilns (largest 50x50x120cm) 

    •  pug mill

    •  plaster working area

    •  Use of shared communal kitchen

    •  WiFi


  • 2 hours  a month technical assistance from our studio manager

  • 3 tutorials throughout the residency with Collective Matter

  • Induction into the studio and wider Sugarhouse studio

  • 1 day-a-week use of our communal workshop space to run not-for-profit workshops/seminars/critiques etc

  • Potential to use the communal workshop space to run income-generating workshops at a small additional fee

  • A final showcase at the end of the residency within the Collective Matter studio, with install support, a drinks reception and promotion. Potential exhibtionis with partnering galleries.


Submission of Applications

Selection Criteria:


Selection for interview will be based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of your ideas and work

  • Suitability of your proposal for the space

  • Your need for a period of research and development and your reasons for applying to the residency

  • Your interest in working in a professional, cross-disciplinary environment with community workshops


Selection panel consists of: Eva Masterman, Katie Spragg, Mary O’Malley, and ocasionally a guest


Please submit any resideny related queries to cllctv.matter@gmail.com with the word 'Residency' in the subject line.


  • Email, contact telephone number, website address

  • Documentation of your work: 5 images 72dpi or Videos (max duration 5mins) to be sent as YouTube or Vimeo links. 

  • Image list with full details of work represented


Collective Matter is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. If you feel the below form causes restrictions in relation to any of these, please get in touch and we can discuss alternative methods of application.

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