International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art
The 53rd International Contemporary Ceramic Art Competition, open to individual or associated artists without age restrictions, was aimed at stimulating research, renewal of techniques and materials, forms and modes of expression, for artists and ceramists from all over the world.
Each competitor could present a maximum of three works, exclusively owned by the artist, without thematic constraint and executed with any ceramic technique.
At the Competition, with a main prize, the Faenza Prize of € 26,000.00, and nine honorary prizes, 1203 artists representing 62 countries competed, with a total of 2800 works. A first choice of the works, based on the images submitted, was made on 4th, 5th and 6th September 2002 by the international jury, composed of experts in the field of art, ceramics and culture. 51 works submitted by 37 artists from 22 countries (Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, Venezuela) were admitted to the second selection.
The second selection, with the awarding of prizes, took place on February 28th evaluating directly the works received, with the exclusion of those seriously damaged during the expedition. The winning work of the Faenza Award remained the property of the city of Faenza and deposited at the MIC.
The award ceremony took place at the MIC on 6th May in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. The works were exhibited from 7th May to 31st December.