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Riga Porcelain Museum

Porcelain - so sophisticated, luxurious and fragile, yet unimaginably different in the hands of inspired artists. The Riga Porcelain Museum unveils the exciting world of porcelain design development and manufacturing traditions from the middle of the 19th century until the 1990s and contemporary processes of porcelain art. The museum's collection consists of almost 8,000 objects.

The exhibition is arranged in several rooms and showcases porcelain that was manufactured at Kuznetsov Factory (founded in 1841) and C.J.Jessen Factory (founded in 1886) and later on - at the Riga Porcelain Factory. Both - mass production and original artwork by individual artists and porcelain painters - are on display here. The oldest exhibits were produced even before World War I. A major part of the exhibition is dedicated to the 1950s-1990s.

The many exhibited articles provide a general overview of the Riga Porcelain Factory's production and various artists' contribution when creating the factory's unique style. A separate room - "the Red Corner" - displays ornamental objects dedicated to important Soviet events - vases, plates, plastics.

Over the course of time, the museum's collection was supplemented by donations from artists and individuals. The Riga Porcelain Museum is also working on its collection of contemporary porcelain. Various exhibitions and events are held here on a regular basis. The museum offers the animated movie "Porcelain!?" with subtitles in five languages - Latvian, Russian, English, German, and Swedish.

There is also a porcelain painting workshop where everyone can paint different porcelain dishes - a unique opportunity to create an original gift! On Fridays and Saturdays you will be assisted by a professional porcelain artist.

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02 Mar - 23 Apr

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition by Vera Veisa

02 Mar - 23 Apr
Vera Veisa (1947) is a professional sculptor, who has created sculptures, as well as small molds and medals. While working at the Riga Porcelain Factory, she created very expressive figurines. Later, she began working with other sculpting materials - stone, bronze and fire clay. The exhibition will feature not only the artist's well-known porcelain pieces, but also other ceramic works and sculptures.

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27 Apr - 11 Jun

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition by Tomas Daunora

27 Apr - 11 Jun
Toma J. Daunora (1965) is one of the leading ceramists in Lithuania. He is a graduate of the Vilnius Academy of Art, curator and participant of many foreign symposia and exhibitions, the author and curator of the Gobis/Outside Expo project, director of the Kwadratas Group and director of the Center of Design at the Vilnius Academy of Art. He makes his projects in the field of pottery, ceramic sculpture, watercolor painting and drawing. The exhibition will feature many of the artist's latest works.

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15 Jun - 06 Aug

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition by Imants Klīdzējs

15 Jun - 06 Aug
The experience and impressions gained during visits to the birthplace of porcelain, China, can be seen in the recent works of Imants Klīdzējs (1956). The ideas gained while working in China are still very much a part of the artist's style, which can be seen in his latest work. The artist enjoys creating structural porcelain through turning, with texture an important part of his works. The exhibition will feature the artist's latest works.

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