Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan

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  • Werner-Schürer-Platz 1
  • 95100 Selb
  • Germany

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Future Lights in Ceramics – General Information about the competition

An important objective of the project is to raise awareness of young people taking into account the new generation of artists, designers, stakeholders, architects dealing with ceramics. The part Future Lights in Ceramics aims to provide profound knowledge on ceramics to young people through contact and discussion with experts. Together with the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), federation of European national ceramic societies, an exchange of artistic and creative skills and knowledge about technology and material science is intended. The transfer of knowledge will drive new aspirations. The group of young people, the Future Lights in Ceramics, coming from the world of research, design, architecture, industry, will exchange their qualifications and expose their ideas to extend and improve innovation of technical ceramics.

The aim of the Young Ambassador Programme is to establish an international network with all young actors dealing with ceramics to exchange their ideas about the material and its perspective considering new consumers tendencies and new challenges such as integration and sustainable development. They will expose the results of their reflection through presentations at relevant events. Young Ambassadors will develop a meaningful and on-going relationship which will be an international guideline to encourage research and innovation in all the fields of ceramics. The first Future Lights were awared during a competition at Staffordshire University in October 2015.

The competition is part of the EU-project Ceramics and its Dimensions, which is funded within the Creative Europe programme. Leadparter of Ceramics and its Dimensions is Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Hohenberg a. d. Eger / Selb. Partner of the Future Lights in Ceramics are the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, British Ceramics Biennial, and Staffordshire Universiy. Besides it is supported by the JECS-Trust of the European Ceramics Society.

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Future Lights in Ceramics 2015/2016

In October 2015, the winners of the first round of the international competition Future Lights in Ceramics were selected. At Ambiente in Frankfurt a. M., they will exhibit their work together for the first time to an international audience. The Future Lights in Ceramics are Kristina Rutar (Ljubljana/Slovenia), Yuka Kikumoto (Stoke-on-Trent/UK), Beth Lewis-Williams (London/UK), Emily Stapleton-Jefferis (Leigh-on-Sea/UK), Kate Haywood (UK), Atis Šnēvelis (Riga, Latvia), Francesca Romei (Italy) und Zora Žbontar (Ljubljana, Slovenia). The topic of the first round competition focused on multicultural and historical influences in the context of ceramics development and shows the novel and diverse nature of ceramics in recent times. Exhibits move in a tension between design, natural science and history, intercultural dimensions from Indonesia to London, Riga and Marocco, as well as classical and modern approaches. The Future Lights in Ceramics competition aims to support European artists and researchers in the context of ceramics.


Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan Werner-Schürer-Platz 1 95100 Selb Germany +49 9287/91800-23 mandy.liebsch@porzellanikon.org

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Ambiente 2016

12.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 Hall: 4.2 Stand: F OY07