THE SECTION FOR CERAMICS
The section for ceramics was established in 2006 and combines academic
educated artists which are using ceramics as artistic media and are
members of associations affiliated in ZDSLU.
Stimulation to create new direction within The Association
of Fine Artists Societies of Slovenia (Zveza društev slovenskih likovnih
umetnikov - ZDSLU) was the idea of founder-members: academic sculptors
Mojca Smerdu, Alenka Vidrgar Dragica Čadež Lapajne, Polona Demšar,
Eva Peterson Lenassi, engineer of architecture and ceramist Danica
Žbontar and master of arts and ceramist Iztok Maroh.
In the same year we organized the first exhibition
of artistic ceramics in The Garden of ZDSLU ("Sculpture in ceramics
- ceramics in sculpture")
and we continued with independent exhibition projects and monthly
lectures of artists which create in ceramics.
With activities organized by Section for ceramics we would like in the future
too speak louder about the importance of slovenian artists which active or
only at times create in the field of contemporary ceramics and in this way
present this artistic sort to wider audience. Our goal is that Section for
ceramics in the future too acquires new creators and artists who understand
ceramics as a fundamental artistic media for independent creation of expresive
ceramic objects and setting ups. This kind, active working would contribute
to establishment of department for artistic ceramics on Academy for fine arts
and design in Ljubljana.