Jan 18, 2011 5:00 PM - Jan 23, 2011 5:00 PM
The New York Ceramics Fair
Today's jewel in the crown of New York's Winter Antiques Week, The New York Ceramics Fair, brings together a carefully selected and distinguished international group of around 36 galleries offering all things "fired" - porcelain, pottery, glass, cloisonné and enamels, in a setting perfect for the exhibition and sale of important small objects. The New York Ceramics Fair's exhibitors come from England, Europe and across America and its visitors include not just curators and collectors, but members of the major ceramics associations in the US. Repeatedly praised by New York Times critics since 2005, the Fair annually presents the most comprehensive ceramics offerings available in one setting in this country or abroad. Presentation of Czech design students from Ceramic Design Studio, Department of Design, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, will be a part of this Fair.
The eleven year old New York Ceramics Fair has launched New York City’sWinter Antiques Week with the season’s first opening preview opening since 2000. This year, the 12th annual Ceramics Fair’s opening preview, Tuesday, January 18th, once again premiers New York’s most important antiques event.
The January 18th preview, from 5 to 9 pm, is $90 per person and offers a “first look” at this year’s Fair enhanced by live music, libations and a light repast.
While the 2011 Fair venue is new, the Ceramics Fair remains constant in presenting a select group of world renowned galleries and dealers specializing in important pottery, glass and porcelain.
The Fair offers this Country’s most distinguished ceramics lecture series and annually show-cases a loan exhibit important to the Fair and to the field.
This year, American and International exhibitors are split about equally, and all but one exhibitor, Elise Abrams, a specialist in porcelain, are Fair veterans. The 2011 focus remains on antique material with contemporary potter and scholar,
Michelle Erickson, bringing her historical expertise to the often edgy political commentary of her contemporary work.
The 2011 Lecture Series, featuring eight illustrated presentations by scholars and experts, takes place Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in the recently renovated first floor Cinema, which can accommodate 60. Lecture topics range from such very specific subjects such as how the borders on Chinese Armorial porcelain can help determine its age to an historical survey of porcelain from the tea objects of ancient China to the 21st Century porcelain industry. Lecture tickets are $10 per lecture plus show admission of $20 (run of show). Series tickets for three lectures can be purchased for $25 plus show admission. Lecture reservations are required. For reservations and information call 310 455 2886.
The move to Bohemia National Hall provides a theme for the 2011 Loan Exhibit. 1380°, titled for the temperature at which porcelain is fired, will feature the work of current and former students of the Ceramic Design Studio, an atelier housed in a reconstructed factory building at the Český works, Dubi, north Bohemia, where initially majolica and then Bohemian porcelain have been produced since the mid – 19th Century. Since 2000, the CDS has provided a hands-on environment for student designers and ceramicists to develop traditional skills employed in the creation of fine porcelain for which the region is famous, while working in the contemporary vernacular.
The Fair’s regular hours are Wednesday, January 19- through Satuday, January 22 from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Sunday, January 23 from noon to 5 pm. General admission for the run of the Fair is $20, with a color catalogue included. Produced by Caskey Lees Inc., Topanga, CA, the New York Ceramics Fair is a vetted Fair at which collectors may purchase with confidence.
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From: Jan 18, 2011 5:00 PM
To: Jan 23, 2011 5:00 PM