Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

People and Potteries

The People and Potteries project – cultural heritage in Europe from 2005 – 2008, was part of the Programme of European Culture 2000.

  • Deutsches Porzellanmuseum, Hohenberg, Germany
  • Musée National de Porcelain Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France
  • The Potteries Museum and art Gallery, Stoke-on- Trent, United Kingdom
  • Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
  • Museo della Porcellana di Herend, Hungary
  • The  Hothouse Centre for Design, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

The aim of the project was to highlight national and regional characteristics, to share traditions, to show what type of society has been formed around the world of ceramic production, paying attention to the people, the artists, famous people, creators of new techniques and working strategies, the materials, methods, machines, the art and the industry – such as when and under what circumstances the ceramic objects have been created, what symbiosis exists between history, tradition and the modern world.  Social and historical contexts have been taken into consideration, along with progress in these areas, taking a careful look at living and working conditions.