Since ancient times, artists from all corners of the world have paid tribute to clay with their ceramic creations. Although its origin as an artistic expression was initially limited to the design of sculptures and tableware, today, contemporary art incorporates it as a material with countless art pieces.
Art and ceramics: an ancient and modern alliance
Since the first ceramic containers were used to transport food and water, our ancestors quickly realized that they were ideal support to express their ideas about the world and beauty. The ancient Greeks did not distinguish between an artist and a craftsman and for that matter, did not even have different words to separate the two concepts. For this reason, from the very beginning, crafts are linked to the concept of art and vice versa. They both express the feelings of a person or a culture. Being a material with extraordinary versatility, today, ceramic is used by many contemporary artists and designers.
From ancient times to the present day, artists have expressed their feelings through ceramics.
Art pieces that reinvent ceramics
Ceramic artist Charlotte Mary Pack combines small pots made from traditional techniques with handmade figures of endangered animals. Her colorful creations made from a sustainable material want to draw attention to the danger that many species run the risk of disappearing forever from our planet.
Another example of reinventing pottery comes from the Far East. The elegant designs of tables, benches and lamps from the Chinese studio Bentu Design show that ceramic can even be used to create furniture. The name Bentu which means “create locally” is part of this concept and highlights the importance of working with local raw materials.
The artistic message has its beginning in the matter from which a work is created
Ceramics as a cultural heritage
Just as geographic and cultural surroundings inspire artists, our packaging collections also reflect our Mediterranean heritage legacy. With this in mind, at Cermer, the artists are our product engineers who design new containers with dedication and sensitivity. The material, the shape, the touch and the color merge into an object that, for us, are little gems that express our values.
Each of our pieces is a visual poem in ceramics that creates an aesthetic effect.