Picasso & Co

Famous artists and their ceramics

The term artist ceramics refers to ceramic works of art that were not designed by ceramists but by visual or independent artists such as Pablo Picasso or Cindy Sherman. Artist ceramics therefore belong to the visual arts. It is an essential component of the stylistic development of an epoch and extends far beyond utility ceramics – it manifests the intellectual confrontation with the ideas of the time.

Artist ceramics always arose when visual artists took an excursion into the field of ceramics beyond their usual working methods. This usually remained limited to a temporary episode of their artistic creation or to individual works. Only for a few freelance artists did their involvement with ceramics lead to designs for ceramic series products. The first ceramics, which we call artist ceramics today, were created at the end of the 19th century.

From February 7 to November 29, 2020, the Staufen Museum of Ceramics will show 24 works from the collections of the Badisches Landesmuseum.

Picasso & Co

Special Exhibition
7 February – 29 November 2020

Opening hours
Wed–Sat 2–5 PM
Sun 12–5 PM

Single visitor 2.50 EUR
Reduced entry 1.50 EUR

Picture gallery