Prize winners of the Euregio Ceramics Competition 2021

Porcelain³: Award-winning ceramics at Haus Zahlepohl

Porcelain is commonly regarded as probably the noblest form of ceramics; the first imports of Asian porcelain by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries were almost prohibitively expensive, and even after the invention of European porcelain in Meissen in 1708/1709, this type of ceramic initially remained the preserve of the wealthy before it became affordable for everyone much later.

Contemporary porcelain

Who does not remember the "good service" of grandmother, which was cherished and cared for? But even those times are long gone and porcelain is part of our everyday life. This was also expressed in last year's Euregio Ceramics Competition, from which three out of four winners emerged as prize winners with this material. Sonja Sebes-Top from St. Goar/Rhine (D) won 1st prize above all with her mature surface design, while Japanese-born Atsushi Kitahara, who lives and works in Leipzig (D), won 2nd prize; his objects are characterized by geometry, deconstruction and reconstruction. The 3rd prize was won by South African-born Andile Schöllhorn from Türkheim (D). She combines traditional forms with ethnic motifs and classical gold overlays in her hand-painted works. Completing the round of award winners is Frans Thevis from Oirsbeek (NL) in Limburg, whose ceramic sculptures particularly appealed to the audience at the Euregio Ceramics Market 2021. They are made of various ceramic materials and assembled from countless individual parts. 

The exhibition will take place from July 31 to September 11, 2022 in the Haus Zahlepohl (1st floor) – opposite Raeren Castle with the Pottery Museum. Admission is free during the opening hours of the Culture Café: Wednesday & Thursday from 12 to 18, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 21, Sunday from 10 to 18, Monday & Tuesday closed. All works are for sale.

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