International Ceramics Colony, Vrbanj

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Coming to Vrbanj in August, a high-quality international artistic ceramics workshop.

Organized by the Udruga Varbonj led by Frane Abramović of Atelje Sunce, the Artistic Ceramics Colony has its official opening on August 1st 2014 in the Vrbanj School at 18:00, and will run from then until August 14th 2014. Frane Abramović's shop in Stari Grad is a treasure trove of decorative ceramic items, from practical pots and cups to intricate jewllery.

The Colony is the first of its kind in Vrbanj, and aims to promote and advance the development of ceramics as an art form; to raise awareness of this creative skill; to provide an opportunity for an exchange of experiences and cross-cultural dialogue; to create possibilities for imcreased knowledge; to motivate local communities to recognize ceramic art as a traditional skill; and to add to the eco-tourism attractions of Hvar Island.

The Colony has attracted top-level international ceramicists, who will demonstrate how to produce a wide variety of exquisite ceramic artefacts. The ceramic artists include Niko Zupan (Slovenia), Serkan Günenç (Turkey), Ahmet Cüneyt ER (Turkey), Edita Rythag (Sweden), Anna Malicka-Zamorska (Poland), and Barba Štemberger Zupan (Slovenia).

Sponsors of the Colony are Bosio d.o.o. (Samobor, Croatia), and Goerg & Schneider (Siershahn, Germany), who produce Creaton clay. Fine examples of the artists' works are pictured on the  Udruga Varbonj Facebook page.

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