Inter-Municipal Kamnik Museum, HOUSE OF CERAMICS, the Gallery LIK, Kamnik:
FROM JUGS TO MAJOLICA. FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE KAMNIK MUSEUM
14 May 2015 – 30 September 2015
HOUSE OF CERAMICS, 29 Šutna, Kamnik
The Inter-Municipal Kamnik Museum organises in cooperation with the Culture and Art Society. HIŠA KERAMIKE, zakaj pa ne majolka (House of Ceramics, why not majolica) the exhibition From jugs to majolica – from the collection of the Kamnik Museum in the premises of the House of Ceramics. The main emphasis of the exhibition is a presentation of modern age domestic, rural, and artisanal ceramic vessels, meant for storing and enjoying liquids, i.e. jugs, ceramic bottles, and majolica vessels. The museum's ethnological collection contains pottery from Komenda and its wider environs, black pottery from Rjave njive in the Moravče Valley, and a collection of bourgeois majolica vessels from Italy and Slovenia, as well as numerous products from the Eti Svit factory. After the Second World War, this factory continued for some time the rich Kamnik tradition of creamware production in manufactories and industrial factories, which started with the workshop of Florjan Konšek and the later Schnabl Company in the mid 19th century. Today the tradition of producing and painting majolica is preserved by the Culture and Art Society HOUSE OF CERAMICS. The exhibition is the first event commemorating the 160th anniversary of the beginning of creamware production in Kamnik.