continued acknowledged place within the world of ceramics is due
to it its clear and delineated design, functionalism and ultimate
beauty of form and texture.
What we today understand by Studio Ceramics was born out of a long
line of functional pottery and potters gone by, which crystallized
around the end of the 19th century -due to both economic and political
reasons - into an acknowledged art form within the applied art group
- supported and nurtured by the big developing porcelain factories,
where in particular in Denmark , artists from different media (painters,
sculptors, chemical engineers), all were drawn together into a seething
hotpot of innovative methods of glazing, form and design. These
creative 'hot houses' lasted for most of the 20th century.
The creative centers were furthermore supported from the mid 20th
century by a formalized educational program in the art of 'potting',
this winning combination is today - in the 21st century - represented
by a group of superb world renowned ceramicists and an emerging
group of talented heirs, where the tendency is no longer the 'hot
houses' of the big porcelain factories, but the individual studio
ceramist with own studio workshop. Both the work of the 20th and
the 21st Century ceramicist are to be found within Cultural Connections
20th Century and Contemporary CERAMICS, GLASS & JEWELLERY for
sale click on the relevant links on the navigation bar.
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