The Museum of Arts and Design unveiled Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics, an exhibition documenting contemporary innovation in industrial ceramic production and the renaissance of ceramics in art and design. On view from May 6 through September 13, 2009, Object Factory examines unexpected uses of ceramics as time keeping instruments, kitchen appliances, knives and even digital electronics, all made possible by new technologies.
The Grande Seconde Ceramique, which combines a ceramic case with an enamel dial, is the only timepiece in the exhibition. “The limitless potential of ceramics—a medium that has been in use for millennia—is underscored by its use in such innovative ways as the housing of watches like the Grande Second Ceramique created by the renowned Jaquet Droz Manufacture. We are happy to have this fine timepiece included in Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics,” said David McFadden, the Museum of Arts and Design’s Chief Curator.
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