ART CERAMICS

Marc Heiremans

ART CERAMICS

Pioneers in Flanders 1938-1978

ISBN: 978-3-89790-240-4

PUBLICATION OUT OF PRINT

Around 1920 ceramicists in Flanders were beginning to experiment with modern forms and new glazes. Unlike the neighbouring countries, Belgium did not look back on a tradition of art ceramics.

Pioneering Belgian ceramicists included the artist Joost Maréchal and Jan Cockx. Rogier Vandeweghe, a pupil of Maréchal´s, co-founded a workshop with his brother Laurent in 1947. Later the brothers went their separate ways; their workshops, Perignem and Amphora, are among the most important in Flanders.

This book documents ceramics in Belgium, a previously neglected field. It is exciting to discover the high quality and superlative craftsmanship Belgian art ceramics had attained by the 1950s and 1960s.

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