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Festival Internazionale della Ceramica e Mostra Mercato
International Ceramics Festival and Market-Fair

Argillà Italia is coming!

Argillà Italia Is Coming!

Argillà Italia is coming back to Faenza on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

There will be 220 stands with ceramists and technical producers from all over Europe, with some participation from Honduras, Korea and Argentina.

After being postponed for two years due to the health emergency, the seventh edition of Argillà Italia, the International Ceramics Festival and Market Fair, will finally be back in Faenza on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th,  2022.

The market exhibition of international artistic and artisan ceramics will develop with its 220 stands, including ceramists and technical partners, in the historical centre of Faenza, in particular in the area between Corso Baccarini, Corso Mazzini, Piazza del Popolo and – new for this edition – Piazza delle Erbe.

The city of Faenza is preparing to welcome the two hundred selected ceramists from all over Europe with also some non-European presences from Honduras, Korea, Argentina and Japan.

As already announced, the guest country for this edition is Ireland, to which the main exhibition of the official side events will be dedicated. It is a special project entitled ‘Land/Marks’, curated by Elaine Riordan and Tina Byrne, organised in collaboration with Ceramic Ireland and Design & Craft Council Ireland. The exhibition, set up in the prestigious space of the Cento Pacifici hall, will tell the story of contemporary Irish ceramic art through the eyes and skillful hands of 41 protagonists.

Alongside the host country exhibition, there will be other exhibitions as part of the program of official events with a focus on Italian production and with solo and collective exhibitions of artists from Argentina, Norway, Korea, Poland and India. There will also be the Mondial Tornianti (the world lathe championship organised on Saturday and Sunday in Piazza Nenni), spectacular night-time ceramic firings in open-air kilns, demonstrations, workshops and activities for adults and children. Alongside the official program, there will be more than thirty side events organised by external organisations, including exhibitions, themed workshops, laboratories, and dedicated concerts, all under the sign of ceramics.

“Argillà returns to Faenza with its internationality and liveliness. The many adhesions testify to this desire to return to celebrate ceramics in presence. We are finalising the final arrangements for the events that will be, as always, many and varied throughout our city, which is always welcoming and helpful” says Claudia Casali, Director of MIC Faenza.

Argillà is organised by MIC Faenza in collaboration with the Municipality of Faenza, AiCC – Italian Association of Ceramic Cities and Ente Ceramica Faenza.

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