The European Ceramic Workcentre as Centre of Excellence
Amsterdam-based visual artist and art historian Nick Renshaw (b. 1967, UK) presents a comprehensive history of the world-renowned innovative European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) as it approaches its 50th anniversary. Extensive writings and over 200 historical images tell the history of this remarkable institution where the boundaries of ceramic practice are constantly being expanded. Founded by ceramist Jan Oosterman and curator Bernadine de Neeve in 1969 as a simple place for ceramists to share kilns, by 2015 EKWC had become a cutting-edge CAD/CAM studio with a new 54,000-square-foot studio, providing annually 60 resident artists, designers and architects with 3D-design and 3D-printing facilities. EKWC promotes the innovative use of ceramics in all areas of design and the visual arts. Though global in reach, it is an institution rooted deeply in the unique cultural history of the Netherlands and through its theoretical influence, has become a role model for institutions internationally.
6 ¾ x 9 ½ in. / 300 pp
39 b&w and 153 color
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