This blog outlines Staffordshire University’s involvement in Ceramics and its Dimensions project, a European project led by Porzellanikon, the Bavarian State Museum for Porcelain, and co-funded through the EU’s Creative Europe fund.
The Ceramics and its Dimensions project runs from 2015 to 2018 and has 25 partners in 11 countries across Europe. The project aims to:
- Explore the interplay between, and support future developments in, culture, design and industry, with a focus on ceramics
- Encourage cross-cultural collaborations and promote interdisciplinarity
- Enable early-career practitioners and researchers to develop their practice through European wide networks, furthering their careers through increased profile
- Bring ceramics to new audiences and stimulate wider cultural engagement
Staffordshire University is involved in two strands of the Ceramics and its Dimensions project – the Future Lights European Ceramics competition and Architectural Ceramics. In addition, the university supported the Ceramics Value Congress to take place in Stoke-on-Trent in October 2017.
Project partners include high profile museums, universities and industry organisations.
- Museums include the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Porzellanikon – Bavarian state museum for porcelain, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade, National Museum Belgrade, National Museum of Slovenia, National Museum of Ceramics and Applied Art “González Martí in Spain, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Riga Porcelain Museum and the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design.
- Universities include Aalto University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, Technical University Ilmenau, Riga Technical University, University of Ulster, and Staffordshire University.
- Other partners include the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and the British Ceramics Biennial.
Visit the main project website