01 June to 26 June 2020



    The 4-week residency is held in the cultural hot-spot of Spain, Barcelona.



    USD 3 990

  • Barca Beat

    Corrie Bain Ceramics School - your inspiring work place


    Light, spacious studio in the heart of the city

    • Our host, the Corrie Bain Ceramics School is located in the heart of the city, in the Poblenou neighbourhood, a short distance from the Arc de Triomf & Barcelona's 'Central Park' the Parc de la Ciutadella a lush green oasis in the heart of this bustling city.
    • The studio is a 5-minute walk from the charming Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) & a 15-minute walk from the beach.
    • Residents will be immersed in the dynamic, cosmopolitan capital known for its excellent cheap food, incredible museums & distinctive architecture by Antoni Gaudí & other Catalan Modern architects. 
    • Transport: The studio is located near 2 metro stops. 
    • The studio is close to small supermarkets & restaurants.


    Outstanding studio space & equipment

    • The spacious Ceramics School has plenty of natural light coming from large windows on both sides of the building.
    • The studio is fully equipped with 10 wheels & a brand new 300-litre electric kiln.
    • Coffee & tea are available in the studio throughout the day. A kitchenette with fridge & microwave oven is available on the premises.
    • The school is divided into 7 different areas: wheel throwing, hand-building, glazing, 20 communal co-working spaces, 9 artists spaces, kitchen & reception.
    • There is also a small gallery, library & chill-out area.


    Professional Yoga sessions for Residency Participants

    •  Three weekly classes are conducted by a professional yoga instructor, Katie, exclusively for Barca Beat participants.
    • Our 45-minute sessions, suitable for all abilities, are held on the beach in the mornings.
    • Our instructor, Katie Phillips, explains, 'Don’t worry if you’re a total yoga-newbie, the sessions will be accessible to everyone. No legs behind heads (unless that’s your happy place), I promise! We’ll focus on calming our minds so we can be fully present for the month & activating our entire bodies so we have plenty of energy from the start to finish.  We’ll also give plenty of love to our second chakra which is responsible for our creativity! It’s called Svadhisthana for those of you who want to know :)
    • You are welcome to swim & shower afterwards, using the beach showers, before heading to the studio to start your day focused & 'in the flow'...


    Ongoing possibilities of extending your practice

    • The atmosphere is easy-going & a typical weekday starts at 9:00 in the studio. We break for lunch between 12:30 & 1:30 pm & continue till 5 pm.
    • Residents are welcome to use studios after hours & on weekends, but without the assistance of Corrie and the technicians.
    • Core studio values are creativity, friendship, kindness, respect, humour, growth, cleanliness & a positive attitude!
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  • Other Info

    Your inspiring residency


    Invest in & grow your art practice

    USD 3 990





    • Daily individual & group tuition & crits.
    • Personal mentoring & coaching by Dr Wendy Gers.
    • Yoga classes with a professional instructor in the Parc de la Ciutadella.
    • An Exclusive Seminar with Corrie Bain in conversation with Wendy Gers.
    • A private hour-long Bonus Individual Creative Consultation (BICC) with Dr Wendy Gers, in which you can work on specific challenges facing your practice.
    • A personalised Artistic References Dossier (PARD) that has been researched & compiled for your art practice. It contains artistic references that are relevant to their practice, & are aimed at enriching & extending your oeuvre.


    • Professional art studio with state-ot-the-art ceramics equipment. 
    • Qualified staff to assist you to pursue your art.
    • A kitchenette with fridge & microwave.


    • 10 kgs clay, glazes & firing.



    • Accommodation.
    • All local & international transport.
    • Meals.
    • Visas - Please check with the Spanish Embassy in your country to establish if you require a visa.
    • Travel, health & cancellation insurance.


  • Host

    Corrie Bain

    Leading Ceramics Artist

    Corrie Bain studied Ceramics, Design and Applied Arts at Alfred University in New York & Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons) Degree in 2003.


    She has founded two ceramics schools and has been a full-time ceramist & tutor for two decades, working in Greece, Spain, Korea, & China.


    Corrie recently won Third Prize at the CICA International Ceramics Competition of Alcora Museum, was selected as one of 302 artists leading the Korean International Ceramic Biennale in 2019, & is nominated to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.


    Her work has been featured in books such as The Encyclopedia of Ceramics by Peter Consentino, & magazines such as the Ceramic Review, Ceramics Monthly, New Ceramics & Revista Cerámica.


    Corrie is the Founding Director of the Corrie Bain Ceramics School in Barcelona.


    Select Recent Exhibitions

    2019 Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale, South Korea

    2019 CICA International Ceramics Biennale, Alcora Museum, Spain

    2019 Chelsea Flower Show, Artisan Studio´s, London

    2018 Handmade in Britain, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, London


    Permanent Collections

    Grimm Brothers Museum, Kassel, Germany. The Benaki Museum,

    Athens, Greece, Alcora Museum, Spain, Lane House Arts, London



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