Works by Hella Jongerius will be on exhibit at

Editorial Assistant Erin Pfeifer picked an exhibition of works by Hella Jongerius as a ceramics event not to be missed this February.

For the February 2011 edition of Staff Picks, Sherman Hall, editor of Ceramics Monthly, Bill Jones, editor of Pottery Making Illustrated, and Erin Pfeifer, editorial assistant for both magazines, share their choices for three ceramics exhibitions not to miss. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

To see a more complete listing of ceramic exhibitions and events, please check out the Ceramics Monthly calendar.


 

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

 

 

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

 

 

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

 

 

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA

 

SGRAFO VS FAT LAVA
Céramiques et porcelaines Made in West Germany, 1960-1980

This ends February 5, but if you are anywhere near Geneva, Switzerland, this looks too cool to miss. I don’t typically ascribe to one style of ware over another, but I do love ceramics that bring surface and form together in interesting ways. And this exhibition proves that “new” is not the only kind of “interesting” there is. It brings together works made over a 30-year period (which ended 30 years ago) that you may think only have location in common, but I think all of the works I have seen from this show bring surface and form together in ways that speak not only to the time and place in which they were created, but to the endeavor of making successful ceramics at any time, in any place.


The details...

Where:
Centre d’édition Contemporaine

What:
Lava Glaze and Modernist Design
When:
through February 5
Web:
http://www.c-e-c.ch


 


HELLA JONGERIUS
Misfit

Hella Jongerius’ procession of Pantone swatch-colored vases portrays a uniquely beautiful relationship between design and ceramic art. “Colored Vases” includes 300 vases developed as series of color experiments that were produced as a collaboration between Jongerius and Dutch ceramic manufacturer, Royal Tichelaar Makkum.

Hella Jongerius seeks to specifically call attention to the imperfections of industrially manufactured colors and ceramic objects by praising them for their individuality. She believes that “the quality of craftsmanship is not legible in perfect products but only in the ‘misfits’ that betray the process and the hand of the maker.” Her solo exhibition “Misfit”, on view at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in The Netherlands, is not your everyday solo ceramic exhibition, it can be best described as a survey of ceramic experiments in which Jongerius blurs the line between industry and craft.

To learn more about Hella Jongerius or see more
images of her work, please visit www.jongeriuslab.com.

 

The details...

Where:
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
What:

Hella Jongerius – Misfit

When:

through February 13, 2011

Web:
www.boijmans.nl/en/

 

 

 

 

Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

 

 

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