Open to Art


The Open to Art award dedicated to the promotion of contemporary ceramics is at its third edition. Launched in 2014 to promote the use of ceramics in contemporary art and design, the competition - open to artists of all nationalities, single or associated, without age limits or thematic constraints - is now open.

The third edition confirms the first two Cash Prizes, worth € 5,000 each for the Art section and the Design section.

In addition to these, numerous collateral prizes:

Artist residence at Sundaymorning@ekwc,The Netherlands
Artist residence during the International Ceramic Art Festival in Sasama, Japan
Artist residence at Amfora in Seinäjoki, Finland
Artist residency at Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
Artist residency at Carlo Zauli Museum, Italy
Artist residency and exhibition at Ceramic Museum of Mondovì
Cover Award, Fragile magazine
Focus Award, Fragile magazine

Works of all finalist artists will be exhibited at Officine Saffi gallery.

The jury will evaluate the participants according to the principles of originality, research, technical quality and will be composed of leading figures from the world of art and design. The jurors of the 2018 edition are:

Felicity Aylieff, artist, responsible for the RCA program
Laura Borghi, Officine Saffi
Flaminio Gualdoni, journalist, art critic and professor of the Brera Academy
Tom Morris, editor and consultant specialized in design, interiors and architecture
Isabelle Naef Galuba, director of the Ariana Museum
Elisa Ossino, architect, stylist
Ranti Tjan, director of EKWC
Matteo Zauli, curator, director of the Carlo Zauli Museum