Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza


5 and 6 October 2017 in Stoke On Trent

Wednesday 04 October 2017

Can Ceramics make a difference? The 5 and 6 October 2017 in Stoke On Trent the congress “Ceramic Value” is the culmination of Ceramics and its Dimensions, an innovate project involving 18 European partners, including the MIC Faenza. The Congress, led by Ulster University in association with the British Ceramics Biennial, the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Staffordshire University and Stoke City Council, aims to add to the debate about the value and role of ceramics in society and will present the full range of findings from the project’s 10 module teams.

Focusing on the three key themes of skills, values and place, the Congress will examine the relationship between historic centres of manufacture and contemporary centres of learning, production and consumption. Representatives from the Ceramics and its Dimensions partners, as well as a range of other practitioners and scholars from Europe and further afield, will be present and contribute to Congress proceedings. The Congress takes place on the occasion of the 5th British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent, the centre of the British ceramics industry, and sessions will be held at both the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and the BCB’s former Spode factory site. 

MIC Director Claudia Casali is present among the speakers of the congress and Dario Valli of the MIC's "Playing with ceramic" holds an educational workshop.