On the Surface installation

Dimensions 450 cm Year produced 2020 Medium/material porcelain, ceramics, glaze Production self-produced Web Foto Milan Pekař archive Text DK


As part of his PhD studies, Milan Pekař became interested in effective glazes. He tried to understand the historical underpinnings for the use of glazes, their function and composition, and later followed this theoretical work with his own experimentation. He made hundreds of small test vases. Their installation loosely references the “porcelain rooms” which were an indispensable part of aristocratic mansions at a time when porcelain was a symbol of luxury and wealth.


Milan Pekař (* 1980) studied ceramics in Uherské Hradiště, later graduating with a PhD from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he is currently professor of the Ceramics and Porcelain Studio. He has directed the Milan Pekař studio since 2009. His works have been exhibited at the Rosana Orlandi Gallery in Milan, Saatchi Gallery in London, Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris, and his works are included in the collections of the Gyeonggi Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art Korea, Museum of Decorative Arts Dresden, Grassi Museum Leipzig, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and the Museum of Applied Arts in Brno. He regularly takes part in world ceramics fairs, most recently at the Korean International Ceramic Biennale.

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