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Exhibition of contemporary drinking glass and porcelain from countries of Central Europe 'Hot & Cold'

The Embassies of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, have the pleasure to present an exhibition of contemporary drinking glass and porcelain from their countries. The exhibition is entitled “Hot & Cold” and it will take place at Geni Tzami (Archeologikou Mouseiou 30, 546 41 Thessaloniki, phone: 2310 857 978) from 9 December 2016 till 4 January 2017. The exhibition is organized by the aforementioned Embassies, the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Thessaloniki and in co-operation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Municipal Art Gallery in Thessaloniki and the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (www.msb-jablonec.cz). 

Although Europe did not invent glass and porcelain, it has mastered these materials with such naturalness and grace that they have now been among the main cultural symbols of the “old continent” for more than three hundred years. Moreover, each country has its unique way of making glass and porcelain, intended for drinking all kinds of beverages, hot or cold, which is reflected in its art, handicrafts, as well as its industry. This is also true about the drinking wares from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, traditional centres of glass and porcelain production and trade in Europe.

The exhibition “Hot & Cold” presents 170 pieces of glass and porcelain manufactured by the following companies: Augarten, Glashütte Comploj (Austria), Ave Clara, Bomma, Český porcelán, Moser (Czech Republic), Ajka Kristaly, Herend (Hungary), KROSNO S.A., Polskie Fabryki Porcelany “Ćmielów” i “Chodzież” (Poland), RONA, si.li. (Slovakia) and Catbriyur Porcelain and Steklarna ROGAŠKA (Slovenia). Beside the well-known big producers, it includes the work of smaller design studios in order to highlight the great potential of contemporary glass and porcelain. The exhibition presents the most recent development of this art.

About the Slovenian companies participating at the exhibition:

Catbriyur Porcelain - SLOVENIA
Handcrafted by Slovene couple Katja and Jure Bricman, Catbriyur porcelain has long been recognised as some of the finest functional art pieces to be produced in Slovenia. Distinguished by their irregular shapes and design, each cup, plate, tray, clock and piece of jewelry is hand-made, and each whimsical design is one-of-a-kind. The couple still produce their unique porcelain creations in their own workshop – never in a factory.

The products made by Steklarna Rogaška, whose origins date back to 1665, are a symbol of tradition and the finest quality. The glassmakers make skilful use of the raw materials that nature provides, in order to create magically transparent glass, full of light, purity and sparkling beauty.Rogaška knows the power and the mysterious beauty only crystal can embody. Therefore Rogaška glassmakers keep creating exciting experiences for people who appreciate the nobility of the spirit, tradition, culture and art.


Official Opening of the Exhibition: 8 December 2016 at 7 p.m.
Duration of the Exhibition: 9 December 2016 – 4 January 2017

Visiting hours of the Exhibition:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00-18:00
Saturday: 11:00-15:00
On Sundays and Mondays the Museum remains closed.