Detail of ceramics facade Mossos Police Station in El Vendrell by Josep Maria Botey. Courtesy of Toni Cumella

Opening session
13:00 – 14:00

Opening session with Amanda Levete and Maximiliano Arrocet (architects) dialogues with Toni Cumella (ceramist), about “Ceramics in architecture and public spaces”

Presentations moderated by Claudi de José, president of Association of Catalan Ceramists

More information about this act can be found in the program of Debates and Communications.

Toni Cumella (Barcelona, 1951) is a ceramist whose works have been integrated in buildings throughout the world by such notable architects as Enric Miralles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel. Many of his collaborations are synonymous with the image of Barcelona and are part of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Parc Güell, all built by the architect Antoni Gaudí. Son of the ceramicist Antoni Cumella, Toni studied industrial engineering at Barcelona University before dedicating himself entirely to ceramics in 1970. After the death of his father in 1985, Cumella redirected the focus of the studio Ceramica Cumella to the development of architectural projects and large-scale artworks. Between 1989 and 1992 the studio undertook its first two major architectural commissions: the restoration of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Gaudi’s Parc Güell, which firmly established Ceramica Cumella as a centre of expertise in the field.






Barcelona tour by public ceramics and exhibitions, participants must choose one of the available circuits. Each circuit has assigned a language and the places to visit each day of the meeting

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DAY 1—MONDAY 12.09.2016, EVENING

Opening reception and visit of Chinese celadon exhibition in Asian House

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Congress theme has been divided into three parts with one theme devoted to each meeting day.

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The program of the 47th Congress — September 12 to 16.

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