Ceramics and its dimensions

University of Ulster

Cooperation Projects

Northern Ireland


Total project grant (euros)


Percentage of budget funded



Creative Europe



Call number


Project date

1 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2018

Number of partners in project



Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan Hohenberg a.d. Eger/Selb, Germany

Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio, Finland

Design & Crafts Council Of Irelan, 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

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (Stoke-on-Trent City Council), UK

Staffordshire University, UK

British Ceramics Biennial (BCB LTD), 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.

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