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Baltic Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition “Under the Black and Baltic Deep“ in USA

The exhibition is on display in Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis (USA) from 21 September until 4 November 2018. The public opening is on Friday, 12 October, 6 – 8 pm.

Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have a long history of achievement in ceramics, including folk pottery, commercial ware, and sculptural work. After the collapse of the Soviet Union independence and democracy was brought to all three nations and ceramic artists responded to their new freedom by moving beyond skillful but guarded creations to more adventurous approaches. NCC’s exhibition will highlight these dramatic new efforts in ceramics with the introduction of nine contemporary makers from across the three countries representing the full spectrum of making, age, and education.

Curated by Sarah Millfelt and Robert Silberman, the show is supported by exhibition liaisons in Lithuania—Tomas J. Daunora and the Kvadratas Cultural Initiatives Group; in Estonia—ceramic artist Juss Heinsalu; and in Latvia—exhibitions coordinator at the Riga Porcelain Museum, Ieva Naglina. Additionally, this exhibition is supported by a curatorial advisor, Anthony Stellaccio, an American scholar and artist.

Participating artists include: from Estonia: Kris Lemsalu, Leo Rohlin, and Anne Türn; from Latvia: Diana Boitmane, Dainis Pundurs, and Juta Rindina; and from Lithuania: Ieva Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha, Danutė Jazgevičiūtė, and Egidijus Radvenskas.

Related Event: Panel Discussion
Saturday, 13 October 13, 10 am – 12 noon
Join exhibition liaisons, Tomas J. Daunora, Juss Heinsalu, and Ieva Naglina, and curatorial advisor, Anthony Stellaccio, for a lively discussion about contemporary Baltic ceramics, led by moderator Robert Silberman.