OPEN CALL for the International Ceramics Competition Mino

13th International Ceramics Festival MINO Main Poster © ICFMINO

Recruitment for entries for the thirteenth International Ceramics Festival Mino will be held from 1 February 2023 to 31 January 2024.

What is the International Ceramics Festival MINO?
The International Ceramics Festival MINO, Japan is the biggest ceramics triennale in the world that has been held from 1986 in Tajimi, Mizunami, Toki, and Kani of Gifu prefecture, which are national special production areas of ceramics.

With the main theme of “international exchange over the clay and the flame,” we support further growth of the ceramics industry and enhancement of culture through a global exchange of ceramics design and ceramics culture.

The main event is the internationally recognized ceramics competition and the numerous works from countries and regions of all over the world. In addition, many other projects that are based on the ceramics industry, region, and culture of four cities are held so guests can feel and appreciate the history and attractiveness of Mino-yaki and the climate of this region.

Application Period
Starts: Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Ends: Wednesday, 31 January 2024

Entry Categories
1. Ceramic Arts Category
    Ceramic pieces that incorporate creative ideas and techniques
2. Ceramics Design Category
  A Factory Field
     Factory products with practical functions
  B Studio Field
     Individual studio products with practical functions

The competition is judged in three stages. The first and second stages are judged based on images, and the final stage is judged by viewing the actual work. Work that pass the second stage will be evaluated in the final stage, during which awards will be determined.

Starts: Friday, 18 October 2024
Ends: Sunday, 17 November 2024

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