On March 24, The final conference for the EU Interreg project CerDee was held in the city of Selb. Project leader Prof. Dr. Andreas Will and Project Manager Nigar Zahan participated in presence in the conference while Miriam Bernhard joined virtually. The MKM team has been working on this project since May 2019. In the two-part conference, the first half started with a press conference transitioning into a general congress with workshops for a larger audience.
During the press conference, Andreas Will introduced the state of the art website developed by TU Ilmenau for Creative Ceramists. This platform is a conglomeration of past and future, tradition and innovation. The platform accustoms to a future ceramic entrepreneur's need for knowledge, skill and inspiration from established work and artists. Nigar Zahan presented the platform in detail in a workshop including all the modules and functionality.
The website contains a database of more than a thousand ceramists from Europe, a remarkable virtual gallery with 500 ceramic objects with details and 3D images, an online self-learning course on Creative Entrepreneurship and customised marketing tools. TU Ilmenau was involved in the development of the platform from the concept level to the end-user interface. Our former colleague Prof. Dr. Britta Gossel and Muhammad Abeer Akmal from the team were also engaged in the project. Prof. Dr. Britta Gossel contributed to the structural design and content creation for the online course and Muhammad Abeer Akmal worked on the programming of the whole platform. Miriam Bernhard was involved in the corporate identity design. This platform will continue to engage the Creative Ceramist in the long term learning process. You can visit the platform at https://www.ceramicsineurope.eu/