BORN. Live the ceramics!

The poster of this edition in honor of the neighboring country proclaims a
Live the ceramics! 🇫🇷

The XV National Pottery and Ceramics Fair NACE. Navarrete will be held on July 14, 15 and 16 in the Rioja municipality and will dedicate this edition to France and its pottery tradition.

The NACE Fair. is organized one more year by the Navarrete City Council, with the support of the Government of La Rioja, Artesanía de La Rioja, Navarrete Carácter Artesano, Bodega Hotel FyA, Bodegas Corral, Galería Lucía Dueñas and Goicoechea Potier Céramiste.

BORN. National Pottery and Ceramics Fair is an essential event for lovers of crafts and ceramics. During its fifteen editions, it has managed to establish itself as one of the most important fairs in the sector in Spain, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Navarrete , the municipality that hosts the fair, is known for its outstanding pottery tradition. For centuries, Navarrete potters have worked with clay to create unique and beautiful pieces. This fair is an opportunity to publicize this tradition and promote the work of local potters. On this occasion, paying tribute to the ceramic and pottery tradition of France is a way of recognizing the importance of this country in the world of ceramics. France is known for its rich history in this art, as well as for the quality and originality of its pieces. During the fair, several French artisans will be present to show their work and share their experience with visitors.

Pieds Cerveau Bourgeons
13 x 19 x 20 cm., partially glazed ceramic (porcelain)

The Román Zaldívar Exhibition Hall will host from July 14 to August 27 the exhibition dedicated to France where you can see ceramics by Iñaki Goikoechea, Jean François Fouilloux and Juli About.

Julie About
Photo: Ernest de Jouy

Juli About has found in ceramics a new form of artistic expression, enriched by her experience in the plastic arts, theater and contemporary jewelry. It was precisely the latter that allowed him to discover ceramics for the first time.

In 2015 it was awarded in the prestigious “Art Workshops of France Competition” that highlights the artistic vitality and technical knowledge of art professionals in each of the French regions, and in 2021 it received the Special Mention of the “Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize”, an international art prize that celebrates diversity and excellence in the figurative visual arts.

Throughout his career, his work has been part of numerous exhibitions in various galleries and institutions in France. The last one, in 2023, titled "Souviens-toi de moi" at the Pétrarque Museum.

Buste desabillé A coeur ouvert
33 x 34 x 24 cm., ceramic (porcelain) and cotton thread

Soutient gorge Nourricier
15 x 40 x 4 cm., ceramic (porcelain)

🗓️ from July 14 to August 27

🕘 Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

🕘 Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

📍 Román Zaldívar Room, Navarrete (La Rioja).

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