28 September, 2006
JOHN DERMER IS NAMED WORLD'S BEST SALT GLAZER
Victorian John Dermer was recently declared winner of the prestigious international salt-glazing competition Salzbrand Keramik 2006.
The awards began in Germany in the 1980s and are held every five years in Koblenz to celebrate salt-glazing styles and techniques. This year over 170 entries were submitted from ceramicists and potters around the world.
To see images of the winning entry:
The international salt-fired ceramics competition held by Handwerkskammer Koblenz every five years seeks to track down and document the current state of the art in this field of ceramics in all five continents. It is intended to act as an incentive for ceramists, as it has been doing world-wide since 1983, and seeks to deal with the topic of salt-firing. This not least because the organiser will be putting the great variety of salt-firing – from traditional to experimental procedures – on show at the Galerie Handwerk Koblenz. It also allows the differences in form and colour in the competition works, which are often brought about by typical for a country, speak their own language at the exhibition.
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