a day with ceramic artists
Get to know a star of the international ceramics world
Watch the best of them: in workshops, work demonstrations and talks. In the Ceramist’s Portrait, a one-day seminar, the experts reveal and demonstrate how they work. Experience in a relaxed atmosphere and at close quarters how exceptional ceramics works are created.
The Ceramist’s Portrait is an exclusive programme item of the International Ceramic Fairs Oldenburg. Please sign up in time – the demand for this extraordinary offer is high.
Ceramist's portrait 2020
Susan Collett (CAN)
Susan Colletts preferred material is paper clay. Her sculptures evolve in cycles and display a powerful tension between force and fragility – from the “Labyrinth” series with huge vase-like objects that do not hold liquids, but only the light, to the “Maze” series with its almost chaotic-seeming agglomeration of forms, to the current cycle “Maelstrom” with which Collett explores the world of volumes. Multicoloured clay loops and bands, constructed from the inside, are reminiscent of sponges, corals or dramatically whirling vortices of water. A special feature of Susan Colletts ceramic art is the strikingly varied colourfulness. Some works are fired up to seven times to achieve the desired expression.
Velimir Vukicevic (SRB)
The Serbian artist Velimir Vukicevic has been working with ceramics for more than 40 years. Vukicevic’s creative imagination seems inexhaustible, his intellectual wit and the perfect mastery of his profession, his feeling for form, colour, rhythm and beauty lead to ever new artistic highlights. His sculptural works demonstrate his full mastery. Characteristic for his pieces is the elaborate painting with often astonishing three-dimensional effects. For his latest works, he frequently uses similarly shaped, cast porcelain moulds, whose surfaces he designs with illusionistic sophistication ever differently, creating completely new unique pieces.
2018 – Ann van Hoey (B) und Keith Varney (UK)
2017 – Sasha Wardell (UK) und Tomoko Konno (Jap.)
2016 – Lut Lalemann (B) und Johannes Nagel (D)
2015 – Marc Leuthold und Martin McWilliam
2014 – “Türkei-Begegnungen”
2013 – Chieko Katsumata und Seung-Ho Yang
2012 – Rafa Pérez und John Higgins
2011 – Jane Perryman, Arnold Annen und Violette Fassbeander
2010 – Shozo Michikawa und Regina Heinz
2009 – Rebecca Meader und Sangwoo Kim
2008 – Peter Beard und Ashraf Hanna
2007 – Yoshimi Futamura und Yuk Kan Yeung
2006 – Hans und Birgitte Börjeson
2005 – Rita Ternes und Thomas Naethe
2004 – Svend Bayer und Martin McWilliam
2003 – Karin Bablok und Thomas Jan König
2002 – Kap Sun Hwang und Si Sook Kang