CERAMICA – meșteșug, artă și știință
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“CERAMICS – Craft, Art and Science” is a specialty book written in Romanian for art students, studying ceramics. It is based on my three decades experience of teaching Ceramics Technology at the Ceramics Department of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, my studies at the Central Institute of Applied Arts in Beijing, China, personal documentation made in the U.S. and Europe, research and laboratory work. My contribution focused on changing, expanding and enriching the way artists ceramicists understand and use in their creation ceramics materials and techniques, different from industrial technology. In the ’70s, by turning Ceramics Technology teaching into an encyclopedic discourse of the world ’ceramics art, I hoped promoting a new generation of ceramics artists, using diversified approaches to their artistic expression.
The book focuses on the tight relationship between artistic creative process and the needed knowledge and understanding of the mysteries and miracles connected with ceramic processes and technics. The book highlights the history of ceramics art studios, presenting it in a reconstruction of significant events, covering the affirmation of Romanian ceramics on the international arena, starting with the 1960s. Different global trends in the art of ceramics are presented through comparative method and numerous examples, Relevant illustrations document the wide variety of artistic expressions.
This book enables insights and a profound understanding of the work of contemporary ceramics artists. It helps artists, art students, those who practice or want to practice this craft out of passion, those who love ceramics, collect it or are interested in learning the secrets of preparation, modeling, decorating and firing, to know briefly more about the historical, technical and artistic evolution of this millennial art.
Sponsored by Fildas Foundation (Catena for Art) and published by Editura Monitorul Oficial in 2020.