Ceramics Art Symposium Gmunden 2018: Call for Entries

Words by Claudia Malfitano
March 15, 2018

Initiated in 1963 by the renowned Austrian artist Kurt Ohnsorg, this Ceramic Symposium in Gmunden was the first to seek an international audience. Having had artistic guests for several weeks from all over the world such as Nigeria, India, Israel, the USA and Central Europe already 55 years ago, Dr. Conrad H. Lester, former Laufen group part owner and dedicated patron of the arts, has made this possible.

In 2018 the artists in residence programme will also be hosted in the Laufen manufactory, Laufen’s leading development centre, in Gmunden. The programme is open to both established and emerging talents.

Artists are invited to apply for a dense five weeks working in the natural atmosphere of an innovative industrial ceramic manufactory, using the means of digital product development or to traditionally build up the ceramics by hand.

Artists will have laufen’s full support to explore the materiality and aesthetics in the high temperature range.
The deadline for applications sent to is end of March. An international panel of experts will select the participants.

Download here the application form.

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