Future Lights competition 2016 in Fiskars, Finland

Future Lights is one sub-projects of the Ceramics and its Dimensions project. The competition is held annually and it is targeted for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. Each year, recent graduates from across Europe are invited to apply to Porzellanikon, setting out their experience and responding to the year’s theme. This year the theme of the competition is “incorporating the qualities of hand-crafted work or folk art traditions into industrially produced ceramics”.

Finalists are then invited to present to a panel of experts from museums, universities and other institutions specialising in ceramics. This year the presentation event was held in Fiskars, Finland. Winners are offered further opportunities to showcase their work at high profile events e.g. Ambiente consumer goods trade fair, and will be invited to attend a workshop at Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory) to collaborate with their peers working in different disciplines. The winners of 2016 are:

  • Karolina Bednorz
  • Rhiannon Ewing-James
  • Maria Joanna Juchnowska
  • Monika Müller
  • Sabrina Vasulka
  • Wendy Wards

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The project leader Wilhelm Siemen giving the opening speech. (c) Minerva Juolahti
The works of the participants of the competition. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Exhibition opening in Fiskars, Finland

The Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition opening on November 9th in the White Hall, Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village. Thank you for all the participants!

The performance of the Berlin based artist duo Melodic Scribe. By playing the piano plates get a unique pattern of glazing. (c) Minerva Juolahti
3D printing demonstration with Arra, the ceramics 3D printer from Aalto University. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Performance by Salla Valle. (c) Minerva Juolahti
The Ceramics and its Dimensions project leader Wilhelm Siemen and the Shaping the Future sub-project leader Maarit Mäkelä opening the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Sub-project leader Maarit Mäkelä thanks curator Riikka Latva-Somppi. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Curator Riikka Latva-Somppi telling about the themes of the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Curator Riikka Latva-Somppi explaining the different themes of the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti