Craft tiles take up a prominent place in Catalan ceramics between the 17th and 19th centuries. The origin, as the name implies, can be found in the representation of the most common trades in Catalonia, which the ceramists reproduced based on auca pictures, engravings and prints. Due to their quality, they are considered the best among those in Europe and are highly valued by museums and collectors. The ‘Tiles and crafts’ exhibition presents a selection of tiles from trades and schools in Barcelona preserved in the Barcelona’s Museum of Design, and contrasts them with various objects by outstanding artists of the current panorama who use craft techniques to materialise their projects. From the past to the present of the craft sector, objects bring us closer to worlds that are not so distant: that of the artisan, the artist or the designer. A continuity lies in the fine line that separates these disciplines, a line that new generations of artisans are increasingly blurring. Free admission.
When: from 20/02/2020 to 13/09/2020
Centre d’Artesania de Catalunya
Where: C/ Banys Nous, 11. Barcelona