International Long-standing Traditions in the Ceramic Arts: Benefit or Burden to Local Societies
Long-standing International Traditions in the Ceramic Arts: Benefit or Burden to Local Societies - Ceramic artists from five countries will discuss the benefits and burdens of the long standing ceramic traditions within their communities. In Korea in 2003 at a ceramics conference, the President of Korea spoke, and afterward, glazed a plate for the public to see. He also expressed his financial support of the broad and deep ceramic tradition in Korea. If the word “ceramics,” is mentioned to the person on the street in certain cities in Korea, Taiwan, China, Germany, or Italy, to name just a few, the chances are that he or she will conjure up a vision of a well-known ceramic tradition, such as the Ming vase, or the Korean Buncheong pot, or the German salt glazed vessel, or the Italian Majolica plate.
Economic benefits sometimes seem to stand in the way of innovation for artists who depend upon these local traditions. Participants will discuss the specific benefits and burdens as they see them in their own cultures. This is a 90 minute proposal, but the website will not let me indicate that.
Participants: Takeshi Yasuda; Monika Gass; Sandro Lorenzetti; Shin Sang Ho; Elaine O. Henry
Keywords: Tradition, Benefit, Burden, Ceramics, International, Community
Elaine O. Henry
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Chair, Department of Art, Emporia State University