34th International Ceramic Fair Oldenburg (Germany) 5. – 7 August 2016
Organized by the “Werkschule e.V.” 2016 the International ”Ceramic Art Oldenburg” in the North of Germany will take place for the 34th time. And the program of this edition confirms the status of the event: The Ceramic Art Oldenburg is one of the most important venues for the German and the European Ceramic-Community. Here you find all a “ceramophile“ heart seeks: a first-quality fair with exhibitions and workshop where you have the unique opportunity to learn from world famous ceramists.
On the 5th of August, the Ceramic Art Oldenburg starts at the „Werkschule“, where two ceramic-artists, Lut Lalemann from Belgium and Johannes Nagel from Germany, will host the one-day “Ceramic lecture and demonstration. Both artists are highly awarded and have shown in exhibitions and galleries around the world. The ”Ceramic Portrait” offers a unique opportunity to watch international ceramic Stars at work and to get an insight into their specific operational methods, backgrounds and processing.
The weekend of the 6th and 7th of August is all about the International Ceramic Fair on the square in front of the Oldenburg County Museum for Art and Cultural History. Chosen by a competent jury out of nearly 350 applicants, 124 potters, ceramists, designers and artists from Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Swiss, South Corea, Japan and Czech Republic offer their top products. One third of the exhibitors come from abroad – about 60.000 people interested in ceramics visit the market every year.
The exhibitors have the opportunity to submit work for a “best of“ exhibition, titeled “brandneu – brandnew” in the Oldenburg County Museum for Art and Cultural History, where three prizes are given by a jury, in the categories of: innovation, funktion and surface. Additionally, there is an public prize.
For the 8th time, the “NEW CERAMICS” prize will be given, an award for outstanding achievement in the field of ceramic art. The winner of this prize is also decided by a jury and will be invited the following year for a solo-exhibition in the Oldenburg County Museum for Art and Cultural History. This year it will be Carolin Wachter from Germany.