Touring Exhibition

The works of the Shaping the Future touring exhibition explored and visioned the future of ceramics and design through various material experiments and new techniques, such as 3D-printing. The exhibition opened its doors for the first time in Fiskars, Finland in November 2016 and was curated by Finnish artist Riikka Latva-Somppi. The exhibition architecture was designed by Kolja Vennewald, with the support from professor Barbara Schmidt from Kunsthochschule Berlin Weiβensee.

During the tour of the exhibition several related events were organized, such as round table meetings in which local ceramics professionals were able to discuss the future of ceramics with invited international guests. Also guided exhibition tours around the exhibition were organised.

Part of the works of the exhibition were initiated at a student workshop at the KAHLA Porcelain factory in Germany in spring 2016. The rest of the works were selected through an open call but also selected professionals were invited. After Fiskars the exhibition continued its journey to six different cities in Europe: Selb, Portadown, Stoke-on-Trent, Berlin, Ljubljana and Prague in the end of 2018.

Exhibition schedule

  • 10th November – 7th December 2016
    White Hall, Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland
  • 21th January – 1st May 2017 (Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm) 
    Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellain
    Selb, Germany
  • 24th June – 22nd July 2017
    Millennium Court Arts Centre,
    Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • 23rd September – 5th November 2017
    British Ceramics Biennial
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
  • 30th January – 22th April 2018
    Bröhan-Museum, Landesmuseum für Jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus
    Berlin, Germany
  • 15th May – 31th July 2018
    National Museum of Slovenia – Presernova
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 4th September – 11th November 2018
    Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
    Prague, Czech Republic