200 international ceramicists of quality selected for the 6th edition of Argillà Italia market-fair.
The Selection Committee of Argillà Italia 2018 was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 to examine the almost 300 applications received by Italian and foreign ceramists for the market-fair.
Argillà Italia 2018 will be held on August 31st, September 1st and 2nd 2018, in Faenza.
The Selection Committee was formed by:
Monika Gass (Germany – former Director of the Keramikmuseum Westerwald in Höhr-Grenzhausen)
Bernd Pfannkuche (Germany – Director of the specialized magazine Neue Keramik / New Ceramics)
Laurence Ricciardi (France – Representative of Argilla France market-fair, Aubagne)
Oriol Calvo (Spain – Director of the Museu del Càntir of Argentona and Argillà Argentona market-fair)
Eugenio Emiliani (President of the MIC Foundation)
Massimo Isola (Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Ceramics of Faenza, since 2017 President of the Italian Association of City of Ceramics – AiCC)
Nicoletta Negro (Deputy Mayor of Albissola Marina, architect, representing the Italian Association of City of Ceramics – AiCC)
Mirco Denicolò (Artist, ceramicist and teacher at ISIA and at ITS-Ceramics of Faenza)
Half of the members of the Committee are foreigners, in order to guarantee the international character of the market-fair; two members are German this year, given that Germany will be the Guest Country of the 2018 edition.
After a long day of work, the Committee has selected 200 ceramicists, half of whom are foreign (from 20 different countries), maintaining the quality of the works presented as the main criterion for the choice. The turnover figures are also interesting: one third of the admitted ceramicists will participate in the market-fair for the first time. In this way, the novelty of the proposal will be guaranteed for the public, which in this edition of Argillà Italia will find objects of art, design and craft, ceramics for everyday use, decorations for the home and the garden, jewelry and musical instruments, ranging from traditional ceramics to contemporary languages.