Artist Residency in Lima
=


Cotto Ceramic Studio provides all residents a package of materials and kiln firings considered as a standard for your ceramic investigations: 60 kilograms of local clay; access to a variety of 50 pre-made glazes (up to 3 kilos); 150 grams of any powdered glazes and oxides (eg. cobalt); and 0.5m2 of both low and high kiln fires. In case you require extra materials, Cotto Ceramic Studio maintains an extensive inventory of supplies that you may purchase while in residence.

Below outlines more in-depth the tools and amenities you will have access to in the studio:

Example photo

Facilities

Communal studio spaces

Electric pottery wheel x 2

Fully equiped plaster workshop

Photo silkscreen equipment for direct or indirect transfer printing

Air-compressor and gun for painting

Welder & metal working tools

WiFi internet throughout studio & outside garden

Physical & digital library of ceramic resources including glaze making software

Digital projector

Tools

Manual Extrudor
Drills
Jigsaw
Grinders
Emery tools
Dremel
Sander
Banding Wheels
Sieves
Paddles
Scales
Rolling Pins
Hydrometer

Kilns

Gas Kiln 1   7-9
Dimensions: 90cm x 70cm x 90cm

Gas Kiln 2   7-9
Dimensions: 80cm x 66cm x 70cm

All kilns fire at oxidation & reduction and are operated exclusively by the Cotto Ceramic Studio staff.

Additional Services

Clay turning
Clay extrusion
Custom kiln fires
Creation of plaster moulds
Preparation of clay sheets
Preparation of custom clays
Preparation of custom glazes

These services are coordinated on a case by case basis with respect to cost and availability.

Example photo Example photo Example photo Example photo

Corinna Silva-Rodriguez Bonazzi

Corinna Silva-Rodriguez Bonazzi first began experimenting with ceramics in Lima when she came in contact with it through the practice of her grandmother. Between studying graphic design at Otis/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles and co-founding the Wolf design studio in Mexico City during the 1980s, she continued her interest in working with clay. Returning to Lima she worked in the area of graphic-screen-printing production while maintaining her ceramic practice, and taking a teaching role at San Ignacio University

Looking to completely dedicate herself to ceramics, in 2005, Corinna founded the Cotto Designs ceramics studio. She quickly began producing specialty dishes for various top national and foreign restaurants, commissioned pieces for artist projects and workshops for young artists.

Working extensively with coils, Corinna likes to lose time and feel how the clay takes her fingers and drives the pieces.

Ignacio Guzmán

Ignacio Guzmán has over 30 years of ceramic practice. Locally, he has been part of numerous ceramic projects such as: in the region of Aylambo-Cajamarca with german ceramist Uli Witzman; undertaking traditional Chazuta pottery and firing within the jungle of Tarapoto; and as an active member of the CIAP ceramic lab involving associations of artesans from the highlands of Ayacucho in Lurin and Vitarte.

Through these projects, he has become trained in-depth in the use of local materials and traditional practices of pottery in Perú giving him a wide knowledge of ancestral techniques and firings.

Internationally, he has worked and exhibited in Spain and Belgium since 2000. He was a teacher of ceremics at Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima for 8 years and has taught at the National School of Arts in Lima.

Example photo Example photo Example photo Example photo
Example photo

Contact

If you have any questions, just send us an email.

Follow us

We are on Facebook and Instagram.