04/09/2018 – 11/11/2018 Exhibition in Prague / Czech Republic

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

September 4th – November 11th 2018
Tuesday 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Wednesday — Sunday 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague /
Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze
17. listopadu 2
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

The seventh and last venue of the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition is at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, where it will be on view between September 4th and November 11th 2018. The works of the exhibition discuss the future of ceramics through the themes of locality, food culture and new technologies.

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. (c) Minerva Juolahti

In the exhibition the works of students and staff of four European universities are shown side by side. Part of the works have been initiated at a workshop organised at the Kahla Porcelain factory in Germany in 2016. In addition works from selected artists and designers working in the field are on view. The exhibition has been curated by Finnish artist Riikka Latva-Somppi, who also gives a speech at the opening of the Prague exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Finland), University of Ulster, Belfast campus (Northern Ireland), Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee (Germany) and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark). Also the works of the Future Lights in Ceramics winners of 2016, 2017 and 2018 are on view. Read more about all the exhibition artists here.

Since autumn 2016 the exhibition has toured around Europe and been on display in Fiskars (Finland), Selb (Germany), Portadown (Northern Ireland), Stoke-on-Trent (UK), Berlin (Germany) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). At the last venue before Prague, the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana, the exhibition attracted over 7 000 visitors. The exhibition is part of the Ceramics and its Dimensions project, that is led by Porzellanikon porcelain museum and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of EU.

Ceramics Summit at BCB 2017

The Ceramics and Education Summit meeting took place at the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) 2017 festival in Stoke-on-Trent (UK) on October 11th 2017. The summit was an adaptation of  the Round Table discussion concept, that forms a part of the Shaping the Future exhibition. The exhibition was on view during the BCB festival.

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Ceramics and Education Summit in Stoke-on-Trent (UK).

The meeting brought together a broad summit of ceramic educators, from Higher Education Institutions, Adult Education, private studios and other partners such as museums, nonprofit organisations, charities and individuals associated in the Shaping the Future exhibition. The objective of the summit was to facilitate a workshop, through which ideas for a new organisation,  a ceramics education subject network, could be explored.

Worksheet being written at the summit.
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Original hand written worksheet “2. What is the organisation?” (Digital version below)

Through the workshop, a call to action was developed – working towards a manifesto, which the group wishes to take forward during 2018. The workshop allowed the participants to clarify shared concerns and define what they stand for as a group. The priorities of the summit were communication, information sharing, inclusivity, networks, confidence, influence, advocacy, collaboration, well-being, shared concerns, risk taking, visibility, vociferous, support and opportunism.

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A digital version of the worksheet “2. What is the organisation?”

Worksheet “2. What is the organisation?”
The fundamental premise of the workshop was to build a new subject network, an inclusive and diverse network that supports the breadth of the subject. This worksheet documents the collective subject vision of the group, looking at motivations, ethos, agency and vision. From here, the group began to explore agents/participants and their roles in building an active network/organisation. Based on this vision, in the later stages of the workshop, the group defined ‘what we stand for’ to be:

*   Ensuring that everybody has the opportunity and right to experience making > material
*   Supporting the diversity of materials and making processes by hand / using stuff to do things
*   Thinking and acting about the world through the materials CLAY

Read more about the Ceramics and Education Summit 2017 on the summit document

CLIP AWARD 2018 – Closing day 07/10/2018

Ceramics and its Dimensions – CLIP AWARD 2018


Short Film Competition

The theme of the competition “Go Green: Ceramics – Functional, Sustainable, Beautiful” invites the participants to take a look at ceramic materials in relation to the current culinary, dining and social culture. An important aspect in the competition is the value of ceramic products as they combine ecological sustainability, functionality and beauty in appearance. The social relevance, modernity and timeliness of ceramic products in Europe are also important viewpoints in the competition.

A wide range of filming styles are encouraged including documentary, fictional, animated or a combination of everything. The contribution length is limited to at least 15 to a maximum of 60 seconds. The closing date of the competition is on October 7th, 2018.


All students and apprentices with film science or design background as well as graduates up to two years after their studies or training can take part in the competition. In addition, experienced film producers and film enthusiasts are invited to contribute to the competition. All participants must be at least 18 years old.

Technical information:

The clips should be uploaded on the Clip Award-Website (www.gogreen-clipaward.org). For the best possible results it is recommended to upload the film with the following technical specifications:
•    video format: HD/Full-HD, 1080p – 1920p
•    audio format: aac
•    file format: mp4, m4v, mov, avi, mpg (optimum: H.264, aac, 25 fps, 5000 kBit/s)
•   NB! Films may be submitted in any language, as long as they have German or English subtitles.


1. PRIZE 2.000 €
2. PRIZE 1.000 €
3. PRIZE 500 €
 Material prizes worth 500 € each
2 nights including breakfast for 2 
in a 4-star hotel in Bad Alexanderbad the land of porcelain

The award ceremony will take place on November 6, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

More information:

Further information about the competition (e.g. about the terms and condition and jury) can be found on the competition website and on the Ceramics and its Dimensions website.

Clip Award 2018 is part of the EU-Project Ceramics and its Dimensions, which is led by Porzellanikon porcelain museum and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The competition is carried out in co-operation with Kahla porcelain.