50 years of EKWC

De Pont museum is presenting the work of three generations of German artists who joined the centre’s artist-in-residence program in the past decades.

In celebration of the European Ceramic Work Centre's fiftieth anniversary, De Pont museum is presenting the work of three generations of German artists who joined the centre’s artist-in-residence program in the past decades: Norbert Prangenberg (Nettesheim, 1949 – Krefeld, 2012), Markus Karstieß (Haan, 1971) and Stefanie Brehm (Bamberg, 1980).

Both Karstieß and Brehm were strongly influenced by Prangenberg, but this is the first time that their work has been shown together. The three artists all produce large, monumental sculptures that resemble figures or columns. In handling the wet material each uses a different technique – modelling, coiling or throwing – to build the work upward. The exhibition pays tribute not only to ceramics but also to this institute that inspires and challenges artists to work with clay.