In spring 2018 the Dutch Association of Ceramists (NVK) will, for the fourth time, organize a large ceramic manifestation. The last edition of this event in 2015 was hosted by CODA Museum in Apeldoorn.
In 2010 the NVK decided to organise a recurring event that would combine an exhibition of contemporary ceramic work and educational activities for schools and young people. The NVK hereby aimed at not only promoting ceramics and demonstrating the versatility of clay, but also at offering ceramists and other artists working with clay a platform to show the developments in their profession.
After the successful first edition in 2010, the NVK organised a second Ceramics Biannual in 2012. Whereas in 2010 only members of the NVK were admitted for participation, for the 2012 edition these conditions were dropped and also non-member ceramists and artists were invited to send in their work. In 2015 the NVK went even further: from over 200 applications 50 Dutch, Belgian, French, Austrian and German artists were selected to show their work. Three exhibitors were rewarded with a work stipend.
In 2018 we are taking this a step further in inviting all European ceramists and visual artists to participate and submit their works.
The theme for the 2018 edition is sculptural figurative ceramics.
Just as in the previous edition three participants will be awarded a cash prize of € 1000 each.
The members of the jury are drs. Carin E.M. Reinders, director CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Monika Gass, director Keramiekmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen (Germany), Anne Ausloos, artist and teacher, and Anton Reijnders, artist and teacher.
Just as in 2015 participants of the Ceramics Triennial 2018 will give various workshops, lectures and workshops for children.
Ceramics Triennial 2018 will be presented from March 11th till June 10th 2018 at, once again, CODA Museum Apeldoorn. The stringent selection of artists will guarantee works of the highest quality and a diverse exhibition highlighting many different aspects of ceramics and clay.
With this international exhibition, CODA Museum and the NVK are charting the current state of affairs in the world of ceramics.