Prize - 2004
The Westerwald Prize 2004 opened on 25th September 2004 and continues
until 6 January 2005, at the Westerwald Ceramics Museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen,
Germany. For associated activities, please visit the Westerwald
Ceramics Museum website (German language only).
Westerwald Prize - was initially awarded every two years, later
every three - is taking place in 2004 for the eleventh time. Outstanding
ceramic art and craftwork is to be shown and distinguished with
prizes in the competition and the exhibition. In 1999, ceramists
from all the member countries of the European Union were admitted.
More than 900 ceramists entered.
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The jury - Peter-Paul Weinert, Chief Administrative Officer of
the Westerwald Region, Nino Caruso, ceramist, Italy, Astrid Gerhartz,
ceramist, Bonn, Prof. Gerda Fassl, sculptor, Vienna, and Dr Oliver
Watson, art historian, London, awarded prizes to the following:
Valda Podkalne, Latvia, and Jorgen Hansen, Denmark, received prizes
for sculpture and the vessel.
The prize for saltglazed stoneware was shared by Martin Georg
from Höhr-Grenzhausen and Jane Hamlyn, UK. The prize for serially
produced ceramics was shared by Monika Geulig from Ransbach-Baumbach,
Peter Geymeier from Schwarzenbach, both Germany, and Judith Rataitz
from Austria. The talent award for young ceramists up to 35 was
shared equally by Thomas Buchmann form Halle and Nele Zander from
The following jury members have now been appointed for the 11th
- Mr Peter-Paul Weinert, Chief Administrative Officer of the
- Prof. Márta Nagy, ceramist, Hungary
- Ms Renée Reichenbach, ceramist, Germany
- Prof. Tony Franks, President of the Académie Internationale
de la Céramique, Genf, Switzerland.
- Ms Janet Mansfield, Art and Perception, Australia
- Prof. Günter Praschak, ceramist, Austria
- Ms Monika Gass, Keramikmuseum Westerwald
in 1999, the patron of the exhibition will be Mr Kurt Beck, Prime
Minister of the Rhineland Palatinate.
In 2004, in spite of financially difficult times, five prizes are
to be awarded for outstanding ceramic work in the following areas:
- Sculptural ceramics and conceptual work
- The vessel: form and decor
- Serially produced ceramics
- The Höhr-Grenzhausen municipal prize for saltglazed stoneware
or saltglazed porcelain
- Talent award for young ceramists up to the age of 35
(applicable for all categories)?
Only one application in any one of the above categories is possible.
Four prizes to the value of EUR 5,000 and the talent award of EUR
4,000 are awarded.
The Westerwald region is the promoter; the organisation and planning
are in the hands of the Keramikmuseum
deadline for entries and the submission of photographs was 11 January
2004. The exhibition opened in September 2004. Duration of the exhibition:
September 2004 - January 2005. On the day after the opening of the
exhibition, a colloquium with guest speakers is to take place.
Tel.: +49 (0) 2624-946010, Fax: +49 (0) 2624-9460120
The conditions of entry as well as the entry forms are available
as downloads on the website of the Keramikmuseum Westerwald at