There are not many materials that accompany human culture and
creativity since the earliest beginnings untill nowadays. One of
them is certainly ceramics in its widest view – it is present in
all time periods and in all cultures on our planet if there only
were conditions for acquiring and cultivation.
Some experts divide ceramics to different fields which are reciprocaly
connected throught material, tehnicaly and in ways of handling, burning,
glazing, etc,…With its expressional language, simple tehnical handling
and accessibility to many artistic creators, clay represents one
of the materials or media for mediation artistic messages, preparing
sketches and outlines or finally shaped artworks. Throught this material
many artists manage to create characteristic works of art, because
it enables something other materials don't.
Today fields of folk pottery, artistic ceramics and serial production
are connecting and supplementing. Expert opinions about quality and
borders of these fields are divided and lets allow experts to define
them and time that set up everything will estimate them.
First of all we are interested in field of artistic ceramics which
is paving its place in slovenian artistic space. On the initiative
of Dragica Čadeľ we started preparations for International trienale
of artistic ceramics UNICUM 09. Artists working in this creative
field have experience that became stimulation for a group of members
of Section for ceramics to begin with preparations for trienale exhibition
which would acquaint artistic public and other audience with achievements
in this field in our country and abroad.
With this manifestation we would like to stimulate preparators of
educational programs on artistic schools to include the field of
artistic ceramics as a sunk study for students that this media suit
them at their creative work and would like to express themselfs throught
it. Shaping of ceramics is becoming more and more a part of contemporary
The president of ZDSLU