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III Edition - 2020
“Crystalline glaze, the charm of the crystals”
The Faenza Art Ceramic Center announces the third edition of the “Ceramic&Colours Award”, a ceramic competition with the aim of promoting and enhancing the research in the field of ceramic glazes for the finishing of ceramic objects.
For 2020 edition the “Crystalline glaze” effect has been selected.
It is a kind of finishing of ceramic glass surfaces that can be developed both at high and low temperature, whose main characteristic is the formation of macro crystals that can be easily seen with naked eyes. All matt or satin surfaces, that in many cases can turn out because of a devitrification of the glazes during the cooling process, are therefore excluded from the competition. We would like to highlight that because of the technical nature of the competition, the technical committee will mainly take into account the artworks that will better develop the potential of this theme and its complexity: the size of the crystals, chromatism and chemical nature of the crystallization caused by zinc, molybdenum, vanadium, wolfram, titanium, lithium, etc.
The Award is open to everybody, with no restrictions concerning age, gender, nationality or else. Each competitor may present only one work.
Procedures and deadlines for application
The participation to the Competition is free. Applications must be submitted to the Faenza Art Ceramic Center NO LATER THAN 30/09/2020 the following documents are necessary:
– Application form filled in.
– 2 high resolution digital photos by email, having a good quality and an homogeneous background.
– A data sheet with the relevant descriptions of the work including (otherwise the application will be considered invalid) the measures, the materials used and info on the firing process.
– A short CV of the artist
– A document (or a self-certification) where the artists declare that the works belong to them.