Nella pagina a fronte, da sinistra e dall’alto: Museo Regionale della Ceramica di Deruta, Palazzo Sant’Agostino (foto V. D’Antonio); immagine degli allievi partecipanti al primo corso di formazione per “Tutor di impresa nel settore artigianale ceramico” (foto F. Mantovani); manifesto della mostra di Bastia Umbra; logo dell’Agenzia Polo Ceramico.
The “Artistic & Traditional Ceramic” Trademark It is the trademark which guarantees the origin and authenticity of the handcrafted manufactured article; it can be found only in the ceramics created by craftsmen who work in the municipalities of ancient ceramic tradition, following precise disciplinary rules of production - established by the National Ceramic Council which fix models, styles and decorations typical of each of the 33 Italian towns which represent the “d.o.c.g.” of the Artistic and Traditional Ceramic. Every product is accompanied by a descriptive tag and is integrated by the indication of the Town, by the company’s admission number and by the marketing type summarized by the following abbreviations: CRG (ceramic coated by a white earthy covering), CRV (glazed ceramic), MA (majolica), GS (stoneware), PR (porcelain),TCC (common terracotta), TR (earthenware), TCV (glazed and coated terracotta). Ceramic Towns Italian Association AICC is an association to which adhere 33 Municipalities of 15 Regions, with the purpose of creating a national network of the towns, where historically a significant ceramic activity has developed. Born in 1999, it works for making the most of the Italian ceramics, pursuing the following targets: - promotion of the Italian artistic and traditional ceramics; - defence of the documents relevant to the ceramic tradition; - support of museums, research centres, public and private subjects with the purpose of protecting and studying ceramics;
- support of popularization and information about the tradition of the ceramic towns; - making the most of art schools and vocational centres. The 33 Ceramic Towns Albisola Superiore (Savona); Albissola Marina (Savona); Ariano Irpino (Avellino); Ascoli Piceno (Ascoli Piceno); Assemini (Cagliari); Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza); Burgio (Agrigento); Caltagirone (Catania); Castellamonte (Torino); Castelli (Teramo); Cava de’ Tirreni (Salerno); Cerreto Sannita (Benevento); Civita Castellana (Viterbo); Deruta (Perugia); Faenza (Ravenna); Grottaglie (Taranto); Gualdo Tadino (Perugia); Gubbio (Perugia); Impruneta (Florence); Lodi (Lodi); Montelupo Fiorentino (Florence); Naples/Capodimonte (Naples); Nove (Vicenza); Oristano (Oristano); Orvieto (Terni); Pesaro (Pesaro Urbino); S. Lorenzello (Benevento); S. Stefano di Camastra (Messina); Sciacca (Agrigento); Sesto Fiorentino (Florence); Squillace (Catanzaro); Vietri sul Mare (Salerno); Urbania (Pesaro Urbino). Tesori di Ceramica, Genoa 17-18/4 Cotton Stores - Ancient Port Not less than 3,000 square meters to admire the manufactured products coming from the 33 municipalities which can boast the “d.o.c.g.” trademark of the Artistic and Traditional Ceramics. Almost 100 works will constitute AICC’s representative exhibition, supported by the convention “The d.o.c.g. trademark in the Artistic Ceramics” and the national competition “Promoter”. At the same time is foreseen the official introduction of the ACTA Project.
Terra e Fuoco, Florence 24/4-2/5 Fortezza da Basso - Viale Strozzi 1 In the context of ART 2004 are foreseen an international meeting about making the most of the national ceramic productions and a “gallery” of the Italian artistic ceramics. The first will be a talk-show about the safeguard of the home artistic and traditional productions. Instead the “gallery” will propose an exhibition of the Italian ceramics selected by Artex - in collaboration with AICC - among those present also last year in Brussels, in the preview of this ACTA project tranche. Tradizioni di Ceramica, Bastia Umbra (Perugia) 24/4 -2/5 Umbriafiere Exposition Centre This event intends to become an opportunity of promotion of the Italian artistic and traditional ceramics. On show almost a hundred works, chosen by AICC and representingthe best of ceramic “made in Italy”, on behalf of all the 33 municipalities which can affix to the manufactured articles the “Artistic & Traditional Ceramic” trademark. Italian ceramic craftsmanship’s future managers are educated at Bertinoro On 1st March was inaugurated, at Bertinoro University Residential Centre, the first training course for “Enterprise tutors in the handcrafted ceramic sector” whose purpose is to create lines of work able to act for innovation and research spread, to promote marketing and communication proposals for the development of the sector in a perspective of international market. Professor Mosè Galluzzo, Teacher of Chemical Engineering at Palermo University, will direct the course, while the 26 scholarship holders are young unemployed people, resident in the regions where work the 13 CPA (Craftsmanship Promoting Centre). The training will last ten months, of which three months will be spent in class for deepening the knowledge of this topic and seven months will be of project work supporting the territorial CPA.
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