12th International Ceramic Art Symposium

From 1 to 18 May, Daugavpils hosted the 12th Ceramic Laboratory – an international symposium that brought together ceramic artists from Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, Cyprus, Czechia, Georgia, Poland and India.

Nowadays, ceramics has become a broad umbrella concept, although, in instrumental terms, it is still primarily associated with clay. In different languages and traditions, ‘clay’ is a catch-all for every ceramic material, from porcelain to stoneware and so many more. Today, ceramics cuts across the disciplines of pottery, design, sculpture, and beyond. In the symposium context, it brings together artists who have chosen it as their medium.

Symposium artists:

Robert Buček (Czechia)

Ilona Romule (Latvia)

Otar Vepkhvadze (Georgia)

Rima Leipuvienė (Lithuania)

Srinia Chowdhury, (India)

Diāna Boitmane (Latvia)

Lilija Zeiļa (Latvia)

Una Gura (Latvia)

Ilona Abdulajeva (Latvia)

Nellija Dzalba (Latvia)

Kristīne Nicmane (Latvia)

Ayhatun Ateşin (Cyprus)

Kaan Canduran (Turkey)

The symposium culminated with a group exhibition and two satellite events. Alicja Buławka-Fankidejska (Poland) unveiled her solo exhibition “Possible Forms” at the Martinsons House, while Dmitrij Buławka-Fankidejski (Poland) lit up the Long Night of Museums with his kiln firing performance “Touch of Fire”.

Exhibition period: 17 May 2024 – 25 August 2024