On June 2 students Laine Beriņa, Katrīne Gruzinska, Rūdis Pētersons and Evija Vītola from the Department of Ceramics at the Art Academy of Latvia will give their bachelor’s degree presentations.
In mid-20th century ceramics were still classified as “applied art” which supposedly set it apart from the so-called “high art”, especially regarding painting, although art historians have gradually accustomed the wider public to different attitudes.
First, the ceramists, textile artists and others were renamed as the decorative arts and nowadays ceramics are as equally important as other genres of art. Indeed, as the main thing is the artist himself and his imagination, philosophical conception, originality of their ideas, the material in which these ideas are carried out has become secondary.
Each one of these young students have realized their idea, their vision and imagination in different materials, but what they all have in common are their professors Dainis Pundurs, Dainis Lesiņš and AInārs Rimicāns.