Contemporary Ceramics Competition
In Grottaglie, the famous city of ceramics, the Competition of Contemporary Ceramics takes place. The exhibition is addressed to Italian and foreign artists who express themselves through the ceramic material. The exhibition is promoted and organized by the Department of Culture of the City of Grottaglie.
The selected works, out of the hundreds of proposals received from Italy and abroad, are exhibited in the hall of the Episcopal Castle of Grottaglie. During the inauguration evening, the winners are usually announced and carefully judged by a jury of professionals.
The Competition of Contemporary Ceramics, already known as the Competition of Mediterranean Ceramics, has a long history that dates back to 1971. Since then it has gone through different creative phases and developments that have changed its form, planning and aims: from a mere exhibition of local production to a place of confrontation on themes and techniques of international artistic ceramics. What has remained unchanged and, indeed, has been further expanded, is the initial intent to implement a cultural effort aimed at renewal and openness to a wider artistic dialogue, rooted, however, in a skill and expertise that Grottaglie can boast for centuries.