27.04. - 5.06.2022
Ceramics exhibition “28 hours of fire”
process of making ceramics is long and slow, but the lifespan of the
items is long – longer than that of their creators. Wood
firing is particularly time-consuming, and it requires skills and
teamwork. That’s why ceramic artists get together at kilns, firing
ceramics, telling stories, and planning when to meet again. We
got together at the wood kiln at Uhti. The longest firing took 28
hours, and that’s how the exhibition got its title. It takes
several days for the kiln to cool down and when the door is opened,
everyone is eagerly waiting. Small figurines are placed on the kiln
to keep good relationships with the ceramics god, as the flame, ashes
and heat play their part, and that’s the extraordinary and
unexpected that ceramic artists hunt for.
Karin Kalman is a ceramic artist, leader of the firings at Uhti, lecturer in ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Meiu Münt is a renowned, award-winning painter, who took up clay modelling during the corona pandemic.
Maarit Mälgi graduated as a sculptor from the Pallas University of Applied Sciences in Tartu in 2020.
Maanus Mikkel is a long-established artist, whose painted ceramic artworks flirt with graphic art.
Priit Allas is a ceramic artist, an instructor of majolica and art teacher.
Tõnis Kriisa is a ceramic artist, who is considered a sculptor by ceramic artists and a ceramic artist by sculptors.
Eva Krivonogova is a ceramic artist, who spends most of her time teaching ceramics.
Kai Paks is a leather designer, keeper of the Uhti Inn and hostess of the Open Studios at Uhti, the organiser and manager of Uhti Kedrafest.
Külli Kõiv is a ceramic artist.
Aili Palm is a ceramic artist, a craftsman and designer, the organiser of Uhti Kedrafest and the wheel-throwing competition.