Artist in Residence


XENOPHORA  (Wooly Mammoth Ivory/Silver bezel)

XENOPHORA (Wooly Mammoth Ivory/Silver bezel)

We offer an artist residency to promote and expand the future works of the artist/designer through collaboration with Casting de Khrysopoeia. The artist-in-residence will have the opportunity to create a limited edition jewelry collection of 5-7 pieces. The collection of jewelry created through the Residency program should be works that expound on the artist’s proposed statement. The artist will complete wax carvings at our location during the studio availability hours and cast their pieces in house.

To learn more about our terms and conditions for the residency click here.


The duration of the Artist in Residence program is 3 weeks. 

Studio Availability 

3 days a week up to 3 hours a day

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm 

Other times may be requested by the artist candidate. Requested times must be submitted to management within 48 hours of the desired time and is subject to approval. 


A jewelry collection made from 6 ounces of sterling silver. Additional silver can be purchased for a quantity up to and no more than 7 pieces. 

Residency Fees and Cost 

$800 due at start of residency 

Non-refundable $30 application fee

Residency fees and costs include: 

• Up to one-hour of designer and/or branding consulting or demonstration from management per studio visit 

• 6 Ounces of .925 Sterling Silver Casting Grain 

• Flask set up of Collection 

• Lost wax casting labor 

• Wax carving tools, consumables, equipment and machinery 

• Finishing tools, consumables, equipment and machinery 

• Studio maintenance 

Additional .925 Sterling Casting Grain can be purchased if necessary to produce the works. 

Chain, wire, links or any other findings are not included but can be purchased through our local supplier,

CR HILL - 2734 W Eleven Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072 


What is the mission of the artist residency?

Casting de Khrysopoeia offers a three-week residency program for artists/designers to expose participants to the unique world of jewelry design and manufacturing.

What kind of artists are welcome in the residency?

Artists of all mediums are welcome. We encourage non-artists to apply for the residency program, as we offer a pre-production design consultation with our team of jewelers.

Is there an education requirement for the residency?

No, there is no education requirement. The participant must submit a resume or (CV) and a statement of purpose.

What kind of documents do I need to apply?

Please upload a CV or resume, 2 recommendations and a statement of purpose.

To apply for the artist residency, you should submit the following:

  • CV/Resume

  • 2 recommendations

  • Statement of purpose

    At the time of the submission of your materials, you may submit your applications fee here.

What should the statement of purpose include?

It should be 1 or two pages stating your reasons for applying for the artist in residence program. You should also mention what direction you want to take with your collection.

In which format should I submit my app files?

Please send your files in PDF format.

To whom should I submit my application files?

You should submit your application to:

Do you accept paper applications?

No, the application must be submitted online.

What is the maximum duration?

Three weeks

When does the residency begin and end?

We accept residency applications year-round on a rolling basis. All applicants that submit the required application materials will be admitted to the residency. 

How much does it cost to apply?

The residency is $800

Is there an application fee?

Yes, the application fee is $30 and is non-refundable. At the time you submit your application, you can make your residency application fee payment here.

Can I sign up for the artist residency if I have no experience in the in the jewelry field?

You don’t have to have jewelry technical skills to apply for the artist in residence program. All applicants that submit the application prerequisites will be admitted to the program.

Is there an age requirement for the residency?

Yes, participant must be at least 18 years of age.

Is there a training session provided in the residency?

Yes, our team will guide you through the lost-wax casting process. We will provide a design consultation pre-production.


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star— Friedrich Nietzsche

Artist-in-Residence Application Fee