GOOD MORNING CERAMICS! is back with the 2021 Edition
The most colorful and joyful festival of arts throughout Italy
IN PERSON and ON THE WEB
May 15th and 16th, 2021
simultaneously in 45 Cities of Ceramics in Italy
Good Morning Ceramics 2021 is betting on a “new day”, it is betting on recovery and on rebirth, thanks to industrious trust of the artisans, of those who have not stopped giving shape to ideas, to creativity looking ahead.Continue reading →
CROATIA: an important online meeting was held on the 25th February with the Croatian cities of Grožnjan-Grožnjan, Varadzin, Strigova and Matulje, which are working for the establishment of an “AhrCC”, during which Giuseppe Olmeti (AiCC), Oriol Calvo (coordinator of AeCC … Continue reading →
TURKEY: it is a nation with a great ceramic tradition (whose roots can be traced back at least to the 8th and 9th centuries), many ceramic centers and numerous decorations in a history spanning centuries.
The wmn&ART (“women and art”) project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and which sees the Turkish University of Ardahan as lead partner and AEuCC as an expert partner in the sector and in communication, continues its path with the development of a series of online training courses to support unemployed women to start small ceramic businesses.
APTCVC (Portuguese Association of Ceramic Cities and Villages), that joined AEuCC since January 2021, opens its website with information on its members, the activities developed recently and periodic information on ceramic issues in the country and in Europe, the AEuCC.
The Interreg Europe CLAY project (Cross Sector support for Innovative and Competitive Artistic Ceramic SMEs) has reached the middle of its course and the intermediate event, which will be held online during the last week of May 2021, marks the transition from the interregional exchange and learning phase to the implementation of action plans.
CLAY is an Interreg Europe project launched in June 2018, which aims to support the ceramic sector by giving priority to new technologies, strengthening brands and developing new services to maintain a competitive advantage and face the challenge of globalization.
AEuCC continues in its activity of inspiring the start of new AxCC around the world, based on the already existing experiences of national associations of cities of ceramics.
Turkey is a nation with a great ceramic tradition (whose roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries), many ceramic centers and numerous decorations throughout a history that covers centuries.
For some years already, relations have been established with universities and cities, particularly through professor of Izmir University Sevim Cizer and ceramist herself, and recently the ceramics art-oriented ‘wmn&ART’ project (www.wmn-art.eu), that aims at supporting inactive women in developing home-based micro enterprises, has also restored AEuCC relations with Turkey thanks to the Turkish partners: Ardahan University (lead partner), GaleriM Armada, POINT and Tüm Avrupa Kadınları Kültürel İşbirliği ve Dayanışma Derneği (TAKIDD).
Cerasmus+ is a european project co-funded by the program Erasmus+, which was born from the initiative of AEuCC – European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation “Cities of Ceramics” and has started in 2017 with the goals to protect the European traditional heritage, to modernize the ceramic sector and to develop vocational training in ceramic craft industry enhancing work based learning models. Cerasmus+ faces the challenges of global competition, loss of skills, difficulties of getting into the market and lack of financial resources and economic capacity, relying on three pillars: Heritage, Innovation and Network.
Recently, the project was included in the VET Success Story document by INAPP (National Institute for Public Policy Analysis) 2014-2020.
On Tuesday 10th of December 2020 was held online the general AEuCC assembly, with the presence online of about 30 participants from Italy, Spain, France, Romania, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Croatia, Switzerland and Turkey.
AEuCC President Xavier Morant Verdejo (elected in the 2019 assembly held in Manises, Spain) welcomed all the participants, especially the representatives of the original Members (Association of the Cities of Ceramics from Italy, Spain, France and Romania), of the new Members to be admitted in the present meeting (Associations from Czech Republic, Germany and Portugal), to the Observer Members (from Austria and Poland) and to the Cities interested in creating new Associations of Cities of Ceramics in their Countries (Croatia, Switzerland, Turkey) and join in the future AEuCC and expressed appreciation for the time and effort spent for the growing of the European Grouping, which in 2020 sees an enlargement to 7 Members and 4 in “pipeline” preparation to the admission.