Creative Residency Program

A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks.

Residencies at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process. A Dreamfarm residency is a rare opportunity to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work. At Dreamfarm, you can dream big, break free and let your imagination run wild.

Residency Seasons


Sep 27 - Oct 25 2021

Sep 26 - Oct 24 2022

See Tasmania’s many faces; warm sun, frost, rain and rushing local waterfalls. A wonderful time to search for inspiration, explore the land and encounter new emerging life.


Nov 22 - Dec 20 2021

Nov 21 - Dec 19 2022

Long, warm days invite you out into the forest and to cool off in the creek. A time to discuss new ideas, develop projects and explore the mountains, beaches and local villages.


Mar 1 - Mar 29 2021

Mar 7 - Apr 4   2022

A comforting time of year to share a bottle of wine, philosophise, reflect and daydream. Enjoy crisp evenings around a crackling warm fire circle under the stars.


May 3 - May 31 2021

May 2 - May 30 2022

Escape distraction and dive deep into your art. Peruse the eclectic library or settle in beside the roaring open fire to write, compose, experiment and complete unfinished projects.

The Grand Studio
Studio Accommodation
Creative Studios

Each studio at Dreamfarm has its own special character. All studios have good natural light and come comfortably furnished with working desks, double or single beds, bedding provided. Suitable for one or two people.

For an exceptional retreat experience, this expansive wood lined studio features large windows, a private balcony and panoramic views of the valley. Suitable for one to four people.


can I microwave my Skeletal Dropkick mug? what about the dishwasher?

Yes. All of my glazes are handmade, from scratch. This means I know what is in them and can ensure there is nothing that will leach out. With careful formulations and my high firing, the glazes become part of the clay body. These mugs are really built to be used everyday. The only exception to this are the pieces that are not glazed, such as the pandas, yetis, vampires and ghosts. These stand a chance to pick up a stain if you leave them submerged (as in, the outside covered) in coffee or tea. If you do get a stain on them, you can use a little baking soda to remove it.
All of my mugs are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Go ahead, bake a souffle in your zombie.

why can it take 2-6 weeks to get just one little mug done?

Building ceramics is a long and slow process. A lot of time is spent waiting for things to dry. here is a quick breakdown of what goes into each mug. 1. Wedging and throwing: 3-20 minutes 2. Drying: 1 day or two before the thrown piece is dry enough to trim. Sometimes longer if we are experiencing our infamous coastal fog. 3. Trimming: 3-10 minutes, some mug feet are more complicated than others. 4. Building: 10-60 minutes. Some are quick, like skulls, others take a long time to build out or get the finish, like lava monsters. Each little tooth, each fin, hoof, horn and eyeball are handbuilt. This is also why my prices range from $25-$60 for a mug. 5. Drying again: 2-4 weeks. Yeah, weeks. My B-mix clay dries in about 2 weeks, but porcelain is kind of a little bitch and has to dry really slowly or it cracks and warps. 6. Bisque fire: 1 day to heat up, 1 day to cool down. This is a primary firing that goes up to 1780•F to get the clay sturdy enough to handle, but porous enough to still absorb the glaze. 7. Sanding and waxing: 1-10 minutes. Anywhere I do not want glaze, I need to put on a wax resist. Over the teeth, eyes, the white places on the porcelain pieces. 8. Glazing: 1-15 minutes. If it is a simple dip in the bucket, it take a minute or so, but some pieces require different glazes on the inside or oxides to be brushed on and wiped off. 9. Glaze firing: about 9 hours up to temp (2340•F), and a full day to cool down. 10. Final sanding: 1-2 minutes. Anything that may have dripped to stuck to the bottom gets sanded off with a dremel tool. I only fire my kilns when they are full, so sometimes that means waiting for other pieces to dry. I also have another full-time job, so there's that. Just have patience and feel free to bug me if you haven't heard from me after your order.

what is your shipping policy?

I charge actual shipping. My pieces are heavy, usually a mug weighs over a pound. They are shipping from California, so the further you live from California, the more it will cost. If you are ever over-charged, I fully refund the difference. All pieces are shipped insured and packaged as well as possible. Sometimes things break in the mail, if this happens, please send me pictures of the broken piece in the shipping box if possible and I will get a refund started. If I have a replacement piece already made, I will send you pictures for approval and then ship a new one out to you. Sometimes you may be buying the only one of something, in which case I will remake it, trying to be as loyal to the original as possible.

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what makes Skeletal Dropkick's ceramics so kick-ass?

Skeletal Dropkick ceramics are fired up to Cone ten, that means that they reach a temperature of 2,340 degrees F (1282 degrees C). At this point, the clay and glaze melt together and literally become stone (hence, stoneware). This is the strongest firing temp used in commercial ceramics. They are thick, strong and built for daily use.
The glazes are all hand made by me, so I can ensure nothing toxic or poisonous goes into them. They are carefully formulated to become part of the clay body, so no leaching of any chemicals will occur.
These are also all made by hand by one person, single source. From a blob of clay to a carefully designed finished peice of dinnerware, I do it all. I pay attention to the detials: Yetis have little tails, the spikes on the puffer fish are lined up so as not to injure your face while drinking, the anglerfish all have little males attached, glaze is applied so it drips in just the right way. Seriously, a lot of time is spent on design and production and you'll see that when you hold one in you hands.