Second collection of underglaze ceramic plates featuring designs by artists, cineastes to be displayed

February 27, 2018

TEHRAN – The second collection of underglaze ceramic plates, which have been painted by a number of Iranian artists and cineastes, will go on display in the Surface Art Space on Friday.

The week-long exhibit is the second part of the project “1001 Underglaze Ceramic Plates”, in which 1001 artists display their paintings in four different exhibits.

“The ceramic plates have been painted using the underglaze technique,” curator Azadeh Shuli has said in a press release published by the center on Tuesday.

Underglaze is a method of decorating pottery, in which the decoration is applied to the surface before it is glazed. Because the glaze will subsequently cover it, such decoration is completely durable, and it also allows the production of pottery with a surface that has a uniform sheen.

In the first phase of the project, 250 works by 250 artists displayed their works in the Shirin Gallery in 2016.

A box containing a ceramic plate and painting tools were given to each participant and they had 15 days to paint the plate based on their personal taste.

Among the participants of the second phase of the project are singer Homayun Shajarian, actresses Leila Hatami and Sahar Dolatshahi, calligrapher Esrafil Shirchi and composer Loris Tjeknavorian.

Sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, late actor Davud Rashidi, animator Bahram Azimi, graphic designer Ebrahim Hariri, make-up designer Abdollah Eskandari and theatrical figure Marzieh Borumand were the participants in the first phase.

Part of the sale will be dedicated to the Sobheruyesh, a charity school for child laborers. The first charity exhibit was organized to raise funds for the Children’s’ Medical Center in Tehran.

The center is located in Hadish Mall on Musavi St., Heravi Square, in the Pasdaran neighborhood.

Photo: A poster for “1001 Underglaze Ceramic Plates”


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