Modern ceramics have to meet a variety of requirements (energy saving, sustainable, certain demands on design, and handling). Simultaneously, technologies change rapidly. Therefore, modern designers have to pursue new ways to adapt to new production methods and scopes in order to develop new products. This module will explore various new ways. The resulting objects are presented in a touring exhibition.
Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
1st June 2016 – 30th November 2018
3D printed clay and future lights – new visions of ceramics land in Fiskars
Welcome to the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition in Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village.
The Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition will be open between November 10th and December 7th. In the exhibition there are works from invited artists and from the students and teachers of four European universities. Part of the works of the exhibition have been initiated in a workshop, which was organized at the KAHLA Porcelain factory (Germany) in spring 2016 and which concentrated on design, education, the 3D printing in clay and food culture. The exhibition has been curated by Finnish artist Riikka Latva-Somppi.
Several events related to the exhibition will be held in Fiskars, including a discussion session for local ceramists and artisans, the annual European Future Lights competition and a meeting with the European partner institutions participating in the project. Along with the first opening of the exhibition the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future publication will also be published.
A European ceramics project
Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future is part of the European Ceramics and its Dimensions project, which examines the change that has occurred in the European ceramics traditions during the last three hundred years. The Shaping the Future sub-project focuses on the future possibilities of the material. The sub-project is led by the Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Design (Helsinki, Finland) and the three other partner schools are University of Ulster, Belfast campus (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (Berlin, Germany) and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen, Denmark). After the first exhibition in Fiskars the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition will travel to six different cities in Europe: Selb, Belfast, Stoke-on-Trent, Berlin, Ljubljana and in the end of 2018 Prague.
The project has been co-funded through the Creative Europe program of EU between 2014-2018.
10th November – 7th December 2016
Tue – Sun, at 11–17
White Hall, Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village, Finland