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Petra on pottery

featuring West German art pottery, Fat Lava and more 20th century ceramics

Keramiek als spiegel van de tijd - liggend

Photography and concept Heleen Haijtema. Dorothea Roth, vase, 1970-1975, Roth Eberhahn West Germany. Collection Petra Mesken

In September 2015 a new exhibition will open in the renowned Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. I am very exited about this, because 11 objects (vases, jugs and wall plates) from my collection will be in it! The exhibition will focus on ceramics mirroring the trends and social changes during the 20th century. Think of women’s liberation, the rise of the teenager, the rise of exotic travel destinations, space travel, individualism, consumerism, massproduction etc. About 400 ceramic objects will be showcased alongside other objects like furniture, paintings, film, photographs and an original 1960s caravan, offering a picture of the turbulent 20th century and its Zeitgeist. 

Obviously, I can’t wait for it to open. It should be a very interesting exhibition. And on the exhibition poster, none other than my beautiful Roth Ebernhahn guitar vase.

If you are in the neighbourhood, be sure to go see it!

The 20th century – mirroring time in ceramics can be seen in the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands from September 5 -2015 until July 3 -2016.

More info via this link: The 20th century – mirroring time in ceramics

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