Festivalul Internațional de Ceramică Contemporană

The International Contemporary Ceramics Festival

info for visitors

Caolin #4 | 2017 (May 19th-21st, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is the fourth annual edition of The Contemporary Ceramics Festival ~ CAOLIN and the first international edition.
This year’s edition will take place at The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography (Reduta Palace) on 21 Memorandumului Street in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Throughout the fourth edition of the festival, we invite you to visit the International Contemporary Ceramics Fair, where approximately twenty Romanian and international ceramic artists will present a wide variety of work that you will also be able to purchase. The festival invites you to discover various forms of ceramics, ranging from decorative ceramics, utilitarian pottery, accessories – contemporary jewelry, to ceramic art.
Our target is most of all educating our younger audience, therefore we are also organizing a series of free workshops held by artists, in order to introduce the participants into the world of visual arts. The workshops are dedicated to both children and adults.

The Long Night of Museums (or the Night of Museums) is also taking place on May 20th. The Long Night of Museums is a cultural event in which museums and cultural institutions in 30 European countries cooperate to remain open late into the night to introduce themselves to new potential patrons. Caolin will be available for visits that night until 1 AM.

“Caolin is the annual festival that brings to the forefront the greatness and avant-garde of ceramic art. The event is highly interactive and its purpose is to raise awareness about ceramic techniques through a series of events and workshops open to the public”.
Letiţia Câmpan, PhD in Culture of Communication.

Caolin is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 in order to promote ceramic art and to offer the public the opportunity to interact with this medium. We believe that the artistic endeavours abandoned in favor of more industrialised techniques represent an important array of knowledge that needs to be promoted. Through shape, texture, feel and touch, the maker of an object shares a physical and emotional bond with the person using the made object.
Ceramics is the medium that best encompasses the maker’s knowledge, exuding their presence, passion and commitment.

Hoping that we managed to hold your attention, we welcome you to all of our upcoming events.

Motto: “Caolin shapes your universe.”

fair schedule:

  • May 19th, 2017 (7 PM – 9 PM) ~ The official opening for CAOLIN 2017 (access granted by invitation only).
  • May 20th, 2017 (1 PM – 1 AM) ~ The first day of the fair – extended opening hours due to the Long Night of Museums, an European cultural event ocurring at the same time.
  • May 21st, 2017 (12 – 6 PM) ~ The second and last day of the fair.

The schedule for the workshops, the names of the artists in charge and the phone numbers where visitors can sign up for the workshops will all be announced on our website and our Facebook page on May 5th, 2017.