baccio-da-montelupoFirst Edition of International "Baccio da Montelupo" Art of Ceramics Prize

The application form to enter the “Baccio da Montelupo” prize must be registered via sending the sameto the following email address by and no later than midday on 30 March 2015.

The Fondazione Museo Montelupo Onlus with office in Montelupo Fiorentino, Museo della Ceramica (Ceramics Museum), Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 11, 50056 (FI) Italy, is sponsoring an international competition for the creation of ceramics works in the following categories:

A) Tableware: the creation of a prototype of a utilitarian item intended for production by the ceramics factories. The development of a dinner plate prototype, understood as a ceramics item intended to contain and/or present on the table, food or foodstuffs for human consumption of any kind whatsoever, without the accompaniment of additional devices for heating or cooling the food. While the item in question can be made in different materials, provided compatible with the hygiene standards governing food for human consumption, it must foresee the majority use (that is, extended to more than 50% of the surfaces) of ceramics. The term “ceramics” is understood here in the broadest sense, and namely, as a product “deriving from the firing or processing of clay”, without the preclusion of any manufacturing methods. The item may be either devoid of decoration or decorated by means of the most varied methods, also including patterns and/or elements in relief, provided they also comply with the aforementioned hygiene standards.

Framework Conditions

The 2015 Ceramics Symposium will take place between September 13th and October 18th, 2015.
Also in the year 2015 the invitation is pronounced personally to the artists by the jury. Of course the members of the jury are also pleased about applications of interested ceramic artists. Please send your application to VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG EUROPÄISCHER KERAMIKKÜNSTLER, Rathausplatz 1, A.4810 GMUNDEN. The applications will be forwarded to the jury members.
End of the application period: February 28, 2015.