Ceramics and its dimensions
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (Stoke-on-Trent City Council)
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2018
Number of partners in project
Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan Hohenberg a.d. Eger/Selb, Germany
Design & Crafts Council Of Ireland, Ireland
Eesti Tarbekunsti- Ja Disainimuuseum, Estonia
Fondazione Mic Museo Internazionale Delle Ceramiche In Faenza – Onlus, Italy
Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Hochschule Fuer Gestaltung, Germany
Macromedia Gmbh, Germany
Museo Nacional De Cerámica Y De Las Artes Suntuarias "González Martí", Spain
Museum Of Applied Art, Serbia
Narodni Muzej Slovenije, Slovenia
Rigas Tehniska Universitate, Latvia
Umeleckoprumyslove Museum V Praze Czech, Republic
British Ceramics Biennial (BCB LTD), UK
University of Ulster, UK
Staffordshire University, UK
Our cultural heritage leads to tomorrow’s creativity: Ceramics and its dimensions
In ceramics no development can be looked upon as national, it is common European heritage. Generating routes from past to future, the project brings together 16 partners from 11 countries: museums, universities, research institutes, companies:
- Documenting the past it shows the scope in usage of ceramics. Past and Present - the travelling exhibition, rediscovers its beauty and variety, the inventory of architectural ceramics heritage emphasises the similarity in architectural ceramics, points out opportunities for new products.
- Symposium and follow up workshops starting with the first exhibition, discusses history and chances of revitalisation of former patterns answering today’s needs.
- Module Prop Ceramics unfolds history of eating, living and dining using example of ceramics in movies, commercials, photography and marketing material up to YouTube videos. The universities shaping the future joins students to create innovations in different ceramic materials, modern and unattended like advanced ceramics not been utilized in the field of architecture or tableware, supported by companies and research institutes.
- A travelling exhibition presents students works to bring chances for peoples better life to a broad public.
- Future Lights competition and the workshops at international ceramics conferences are a stage for the young generation, meeting industry, research institutes or professionals, starting a lasting dialogue, affording synergies.
- The web based House of ceramics is portal combining elements linked with heritage and modules for tomorrow of ceramics, creating a virtual world of experience, discover and impression.
- The communication module spreads out the results making sure the marketing is targeted to foster new interest in ceramics.
- The education module developed by the museums, transferred as a model will focus in particular the young, handicapped people and ethnic minorities.