Monday, July 12, 2010

101 Ceramics - a 2010 Exhibition

The Department of UP Arts at the University of Pretoria presents one hundred and one of some of the rarest and most valuable ceramics ranging between 2400 BC to contemporary ceramics from the vast collections of the University of Pretoria on a public exhibition from 14 July 2010

The 101 ceramics of the University of Pretoria exhibition presents a selection of ceramics originating from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, China, South America, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Siam, Thailand, Holland, Germany, The Netherlands, France Denmark, South America and South Africa and have never before been exhibited together, nor on such large scale. This exciting exhibition showcases the diversity and uniqueness of the University of Pretoria’s Ceramic Collections This exhibition provides a view of the wide range of ceramics from nearly each continent and explains how the ceramics were shaped, fired and sometimes glazed. A large range of utensils such as pots, jars, vases and other containers are shown, but also ceramic sculptures and commemorative ware including studio ceramics by famous South African potters are on display.

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