Naturno Pottery Market 2015
Naturno Pottery Market - 5th-7th June 2015The only pottery market south of the main Alpine chain to attract participants from all over Europe will be held for the sixth time from 5th to 7th June 2015.
The event organiser, Naturns Aktiv, an association of the businesses in the village, has been trying for some years now to come up with new ideas for successfully promoting the area. Naturns Aktiv started this initiative to rescue the treasures of a centuries-old craft from obscurity and to bring them into the modern light of day.
The pottery market provides a forum for bringing together artists and craftsmen and women working at a high artistic level, to provide a choice of quality items for sale. The experiment has worked and the market is in as great demand as is the work of the artists and craftsmen. The Naturno Pottery Market provides an international meeting-place each year for 50 eminent ceramicists from Italy and abroad.
Only self-employed artists and craftsmen and women and business people in the trade, who design, produce and sell their own work, are invited to demonstrate their skill. Amateur artists and dealers are not permitted.
The market is supported by a first-class entertainment programme, which includes, among other events, an exhibition on the theme of ceramics, a pottery prize, live music and a pottery workshop for children and adults.
The Naturno Pottery Market is held every two years in the first week-end in June.
The event organisers appoint a panel to decide who will be invited to participate. The aim is to select exhibitors from the most diverse sectors of hand-crafted goods, who produce a high level of quality hand-crafted goods with artistic originality.
Naturns Aktiv Ceramics Award Competition 2015 - Exhibition 2015An exhibition is organised in parallel with the market. All the objects are exhibited throughout the entire period of the market in the Naturno Civic Centre and Town Hall. The Naturns Aktiv Ceramics Award is rewarded by 1.000 €. The panel of judges decides whether the prize money goes to one individual competitor or whether the sum is divided among several competitors. Participation in the Naturns Aktiv Ceramics Award is linked to participation in the Naturno Pottery Market.
Furthermore, the Naturno Municipal Council is assured the right of first refusal on the object, which wins the award.
The object submitted to the competition must remain in the exhibition until 6 pm on Sunday; it may be collected only after the market has closed.
The prize-winner of the Naturns Aktiv Ceramics Award is excluded from entering the following year's competition.