Archive | June 2013

Ceangal updates…

The weeks are flying by, and finally the weather, thankfully, feels a little more seasonal!

This year, as it is Year of Natural Scotland, we are going to be based at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.  They are supporting and working with us this year in a number of ways, so to make things logistically simpler, and the artists will be housed in the accommodation at the Anancaun field centre. We hope that as last year, community members will come and participate, meet and work with the artists, or just come along for a chat and see what is going on.

Beinn Eighe is the UK’s first National Nature Reserve, established in 1951, and in those years, conservation ideas have evolved in many ways.  SNH are keen to re-vamp the image of the reserve and envision art as an important link between community and nature, opening up discussion, debate, and encouraging people to visit and think about the reserve and the part it plays in both the local community and wider audience and raising awareness of the local ecology and how we can connect and interact with it, so please talk about Ceangal to others and encourage them to come along.
We plan to hold some workshops, and details of these will follow.
We will be out and about introducing the artists to the local area over the first few days of the residency, and there is also a Ceilidh organised for Saturday 17th August, so if you fancy a night out, come along.  This will also be raising funds for Highland Hospice, a very worthwhile cause.
The next meeting is planned for Tues 16th July, at 7.30pm in Gairloch Fire Station, all interested parties are welcome to attend, so if you would like to get involved, please come along.
There is also a residency opportunity in Vadodara, Gujarat, India for artists working in ceramics/metalworks, further information is on our website,http://ceangal.wordpress so feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

Artist residency opportunity – Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Artist residency opportunity


Vadodara, Gujarat, India

 This is an opportunity for artists to develop their practice in ceramics and metal work in a working studio based in a lively city which has a thriving and cultivated arts scene, including one of the most respected universities in the country.  MSU Baroda which has produced many of the key contemporary artists and contributors to the Indian art scene in recent times.

The ceramic / metal works residency opportunity offered in Vadodara will be hosted in the following periods:

1. January until March (3 month period)

2. September until November (3 month period)

The cost for the 3 month residency will be £1500

Artists who wish to work for longer than 3 months may do so in the September to March period by individual arrangement made with the host.


The residency will provide:

Accommodation: apartment with kitchen and hot-water shower facilities.

Studio visits to artists living and working in Vadodara

Sightseeing trip to the UNESCO world heritage site of Champaner and Ahmedabad city.

Technical assistance

Hardware including Drill/polishing machine/etc

Lunch (simple Indian home cooked food) Artists are responsible for their own dinner. Vadodara is equipped with local and international grocery stores and many affordable restaurants.

Artists are expected to conduct at least one open studio and public talk during the period of the residency.

There will be an opportunity to host a exhibition at the University Gallery at the end of the residency. (Exhibition to be discussed with individual artists)


Artists are responsible for the following:

 Cost of travel to and from Vadodara, and day to day travel

Insurance – Personal Insurance only. The studio is fully insured.

cost of materials used including clay, glaze, gas for firing, bronze, plaster

Cost of material transport to and from artists home to the studio

Manual assistance (if used)


Studio Facilities include the following:

Ceramic and Bronze casting studio consisting of:

1. Electric wheels x 5

2. Kick wheels x 3

3. Gas Kiln x 3 (specifications below*)

4. Large working tables x 3

5. Facility to make custom clays

6. Small glaze room with air brushing station

7. Moulding platforms


Casting is done at an off-site facility with full manual and technical assistance.

The studio also offers fibre-glass, scrape metal fabrication facilities, these should be discussed in advance with individual artist.


*kiln specs:

1. test kiln,

2. 3-1/2’x 3-1/2′ x 3-1/2′ Loading space

3. 6-1/2’x 4-1/2′ x 4-1/2′ Loading space

Max Temperature 1325C

To apply contact:

Yogesh Mahida –

Artists should attach an up to date Bio/CV

10 JPEGs of recent works