Fire and Earth Arts Research Centre (CRAFT)
For nearly twenty years, the CRAFT - Centre de recherche sur les arts du feu et de la terre -, a veritable «laboratory of ideas», has pursued its original objective of establishing an experimental and artistic link between industrialists and designers, architects and plastic artists. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Limousin, the Limousin Regional Council and the City of Limoges.
More than sixty artists of international renown have been invited to produce research and creative work in view of the production of a work of art; ceramics, addressed in all its difficulties, becomes a real artistic challenge. Made from industrial technical materials, features of the latest technological advances or more classic porcelain, CRAFT’s creations transcend the art of ceramics. Innovation, avant-garde, transgression… qualify as design or architectural objects, prototypes created for mass industrial production, works with an original aesthetic.
These works in the fields of design, architecture and plastic arts are brought together in a completely atypical collection. With more than a hundred pieces, it has never ceased to enrich itself and makes the CRAFT a unique structure in France.
The Centre de recherche sur les arts du feu et de la terre takes ceramics out of the «Table» and becomes a reference and emblematic for contemporary ceramic creation.
Le CRAFT, 142 avenue Emile Labussière – 87000 Limoges. Tel.: 05 55 49 17 17.