IaRex l’Atelier: International Artists Residency Exchange

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.

In the title of our residency program, the word “exchange” isn’t just a term; it’s a vibrant promise, a dynamic force that propels your artistic journey to new heights. Here’s why the word “exchange” takes center stage and sets our program apart:

· Creative Fusion: This isn’t your ordinary residency; it’s a dynamic exchange of ideas, perspectives, and artistic energies! Picture a melting pot of diverse talents, each bringing a unique flavor to the creative cauldron. It’s not just about what you’ll learn; it’s about the electrifying exchange of creativity that happens when brilliant minds collide.

· Cultural Crossroads: Prepare to be immersed in a rich tapestry of cultures. Our residency isn’t just about your art; it’s about exchanging cultural nuances, traditions, and experiences. Connect with fellow artists from around the globe, creating a mosaic of inspiration that transcends borders.

· Knowledge Swap: This isn’t a one-way street; it’s a two-way highway of knowledge! Our program fosters an environment where artists share insights, techniques, and skills. Imagine the thrill of learning a new technique from a fellow resident and, in turn, sharing your artistic wizardry—it’s an exchange that elevates everyone.

· Life-Changing Connections: The exchange isn’t confined to your art—it extends to lifelong connections. Forge friendships that endure beyond the studio walls. The residency becomes a nexus, a meeting point where artists form bonds that inspire and support each other long after the program concludes.

So, why is “exchange” in our title? Because this isn’t just a residency; it’s a whirlwind of creativity, culture, and connections. Get ready for an artistic exchange that will redefine the way you create and connect to the world.

Application Process

Residency Application

See Contact Page to send your message or questions! Contact

Residencies of 1 week to 3 months are available. There is a price break for the 2 and 3 Month Residency. For ceramic residency a 3 week residency is suggested as a minimum to complete work to be able to ship.

For all Residencies, please send the following:

  • A brief statement of intention
  • Resume/ CV
  • 4-6 images or website
  • Requested dates

Group – If applying as a group: brief statement of request/intention, with members names, 4 images or website and Requested dates

Weekly residency: Send me your request or idea and requested dates

There is a price break for the 2- and 3- Month Residency

Structured Program Private lessons:

The structured program is available to all levels of ceramic students. The prices are for an individually designed structure practice for 2 weeks, which has the possibility of expanding to 4 weeks. Included is the use of the studio to practice. Clay is purchased separately.

  • 2-week Beginner’s course
  • 2-week course for intermediate and advanced
  • Month long program available
  • Deposit fee required within 10 days of acceptance notification
  • Monthly fee required 1 month in advance of start-date
  • Weekly program fee due prior to start date as scheduled
  • 3-Month program fee – first month due 1 month prior to start date – monthly payments for the consecutive months.
  • Deposits are refundable 2 months prior to start date minus 10% fee for Residency Programs only


Bring a group of students to exchange, experience, learn and discover! The programming for IaRex l’Atelier is flexible. The space is open to workshop proposals.

Time: 3-day workshops to 1 month

I have a formula for 3 options available of creating workshop fees. Send me an email for more information about how to price your workshop!


Send a Proposal with the following information:

  • Course Title and description
  • Requested dates
  • Fee requirement
  • Materials required

Use the Contact Page, or send an email to iare.kearns@gmail.com

Workshop Information

  • All fees for all workshops are due 2 months prior to the workshop start date. A deposit of 300€ is required at the time of sign up
  • Monthly payments are accepted for Workshops only
  • When you come to the IaRex l’Atelier for a workshop, you are welcomed to stay for 1 extra week for a reduced price of 125€ a week
  • Refunds available for workshop, minus a 20% fee, 2 months prior to workshop start date.

Reservation Confirmation

  • When the workshop is full you will be notified. Please wait until the confirmation email and phone call to buy tickets or reserve accommodations.
  • Included in workshops: Materials and firing. Weekday lunches are optional.

Additional Opportunities

In addition, the following 2.5-hour sessions

  • Birthday Party
  • Team Building Experience
  • Working with clay
  • Learn to Draw
  • Private Lessons
  • Wheel
  • Private Course development

Website link for apply: https://www.internationalartistsresidencyexchange.com/program-information.php

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