17 June - 2 august 2020
Riga Porcelain Museum
In the exhibition ”Reciklējot RPR” (Recycling RPF*), artist Inese Brants addresses the issue of interpreting cultural heritage, with references to the Riga Porcelain Factory and it employment of decals as a form of decoration. When they initially appeared, decals were a major innovation in industrial porcelain decoration, significantly reducing the amount of hand crafting and facilitating repeated usage and reinterpretation, i.e. recycling.
A great deal of work went into the design of every decal. They were drawn by artists who, in typical fashion for the porcelain industry, remained anonymous. “I have strived to honour the work of the anonymous artist who turned everyday crockery décor into something unique.”
Throughout her career in porcelain painting, Inese Brants has successfully balanced creative, educational and scholarly work.
* Riga Porcelain Factory
Photo by Didzis Godzs.