The Fondazione Museo Montelupo Onlus with office in Montelupo Fiorentino, Museo della Ceramica (Ceramics Museum), Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 11, 50056 (FI) Italy, is sponsoring an international competition for the creation of ceramics works in the following categories:
A) Tableware: the creation of a prototype of a utilitarian item intended for production by the ceramics factories. The development of a dinner plate prototype, understood as a ceramics item intended to contain and/or present on the table, food or foodstuffs for human consumption of any kind whatsoever, without the accompaniment of additional devices for heating or cooling the food. While the item in question can be made in different materials, provided compatible with the hygiene standards governing food for human consumption, it must foresee the majority use (that is, extended to more than 50% of the surfaces) of ceramics. The term “ceramics” is understood here in the broadest sense, and namely, as a product “deriving from the firing or processing of clay”, without the preclusion of any manufacturing methods. The item may be either devoid of decoration or decorated by means of the most varied methods, also including patterns and/or elements in relief, provided they also comply with the aforementioned hygiene standards.
B) Home decoration: Development of a work understood as an artistic item intended for the category of furnishing accessories. C) Ceramica Artistica e Tradizionale di Montelupo Fiorentino (Artistic and Traditional Ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino) (CAT) and Ceramiche di Montelupo (Ceramics of Montelupo) – Development of an item, or a line of items in ceramics expressly referring to the Regulations governing the Production of Artistic and Traditional Ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino pursuant to Law 188/90 “Protection of Artistic and Traditional Ceramics and Quality Ceramics) and the “Ceramica di Montelupo” Regulations. For the development of these works, express reference is made to article 5) of the “CAT” Regulations that admits for certification, items of innovation inspired by the traditional shapes and decorations accepted by the regulations. Entry in this category is admitted exclusively to companies and craftsmen registered with the register of Montelupo Fiorentino CAT manufacturers at the Chamber of Commerce of Florence and the register of “Ceramica di Montelupo” manufacturers care of the Municipality of Montelupo Fiorentino.