Arte Deruta Biennale di Arte Contempornea
Group Exhibition: Project: His/Torre
Location: Deruta, Italy
Materials: Found/Archive ceramics from Cama Deruta
Sponsor: Cama Deruta, artist in residence
Date: August 30 - September 14, 2008
Each of the Four units is made from found/archive ceramics made by the firm of Cama Deruta. The patterns selected represent traditional Deruta styles and have been used during the 800 year history of the pottery industry. Pieces from the 1930's, 40's 50's and up to the current production represent and re-present the ongoing use of the historical vocabulary of the Deruta tradition of the recycling of images, patterns and forms.
The towers demonstrate a "core sampling" of the history of both the Cama Deruta works and more broadly the entire area's use and reuse of styles and colors that reveal their authors through the decorators' hand and the views accumulated knowledge of these historic patterns.
History is represented and presented through the work of these local craft persons and the selection made by the artist.