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II Edition Ceramic&Colours Award
“Ceramic with melted glass, crystalline poems”
The Faenza Art Ceramic Center announces the second edition of the “Ceramic&Colours Award”, a ceramic competition with the aim of promoting and enhancing the research in the field of vitreous ceramic coatings for the finishing of ceramic objects.
For 2018 edition the “ceramic with melted glass” effect has been selected.
This technique, that can be used both with high and low temperatures, consists in the application of a thick transparent frit that during the firing melts and floods an area with containing edges, resulting in a thick coat of transparent glass.
This technique can be developed also through a wide range of applications including the use of engobes, colours, glazes, coloured frits, glasses and metals.
A well-known example of the opportunities offered by the use of thick frits is certainly Guerrino Tramonti, who in the 60s has become one of the main exponent of this technique.
•I° place – “Ceramic&Colours Award” 2018 winner
Gift voucher to be spent at Ceramic & Colours, value of 2500 €
•“Franco Santi” Award
Gift voucher to be spent at Ceramic & Colours, value of 1000 €
•nr. 3 Special Mentions
Gift voucher for the participation to one of the FACC courses
The Exhibition and the prize-giving ceremony:
The works of the selected competitors will be exposed in the “Sala delle Bandiere of the Municipality of Faenza”- Piazza del Popolo, 31 during August 2018. The prize-giving ceremony will take place during the international market-fair Argillà italia 2018.
Applications must be submitted to the Faenza Art Ceramic Center NO LATER THAN 20/04/2018.
It can be delivered by:
– E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Mail to: Faenza Art Ceramic Center in via pana 34/1 – 48018 Faenza RA – Italy
– Directly: in via pana 34/1 – 48018 Faenza RA (from monday to friday / 8:30-12:30, 14:30-18:30)
09 – 21 October 2018
Kasuko Uga's work is a tribute to contemplative calm, she uses liquid porcelain to create utilitarian, decorative pieces and large installations of profound delicacy. She has received numerous international awards. Her works are part of recognized ceramic collections. Moreover, this renowned artist holds cortes in many countries all over the world. She is a teacher of the To-no-mori Ceramic Art Institute Training Center of the ancient ceramic tradition city of Tokoname, where she lives and works in her studio.
Under the sponsorship of the Municipality of Faenza, the FACC will present the artist KASUKO UGA at the OCTOBRE GIAPPONESE Festival, in a solo show from October 9th to 21st, Palazzo Comunale, Sala delle Bandiere.
Kazuko Uga will be also the teacher for one of the Faenza Art Ceramic Center Workshop. More information.
27 August - 28 September 2018
The astonishingly breathtaking feeling that I experienced a long time ago while observing a tiny Chinese bowl; The Beauty, the Transparency, the refinement, the movement, the rhythm and the strength. All those things where from that moment on the elements that I try to aspire to in my work. The aspiration and search for grand movement. Movement like the forever continues swell of the ocean. Movement that swirls and arises from a central point similar to that of a hurricane. The search for rhythm, the rhythm of the continuous repetition of patterns and growth processes very much like we find them in nature.
The search for strength like in a shell, the fortitude of the material that porcelain is which can brake but does not perish, does not get affected by weather, wind, fungus and bacteria. The strength of the Porcelains hard that survives through out the ages. The search for movement, rhythm,weightlessness, fragility and transparency, so light and transparent that the material becomes almost immaterial."More information. Download the Paula Bastiaansen CV