Claudi Casanovas

Tea Bowl

ca 1998

stoneware, porelain

12 × 19 × 13.5 cm


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Claudi Casanovas was born in Barcelona in 1956, into a family of great artistic traditions that had a notable influence on his development. His paternal grandfather Enric Casanovas was a sculptor, while his grandfather on his mother’s side, Raman Sarsanedas, was an enamellist.

In 1959 the family moved to Olot in Catalonia, and today Casanovas lives in Riudaura, where he also has his workshop. He came into contact with the world of ceramics by attending the workshop of master ceramist Marià Oliveras, and the municipal school of Fine Arts in Olot. He completed his training at the atelier of artist Joan Carrillo, and later at those of Jaume Told and Kim Montsalvatge.

In 1976 he took part in the foundation of the Cooperative Coure, a group whose activities include the organization of “Japan Summer 86,” a residence exchange with a number of Japanese ceramists. It was on this occasion that he met Ryoji Koie, with whom he would retain a close professional relationship throughout the course of his career. From 1988, his works were regularly exhibited at Galerie Besson in London.

In 1992, he won first prize at the Mino international competition, Japan. In 2004, he made a monument commemorating the victims of the Franco regime, commissioned by the municipality of Olot. In 2012, he exhibited a series of etchings titled “La Calma,” in Girona.

His works have been shown in many museums all over the world. His most recent international exhibitions include shows at the Roman Museum of Nyon in Switzerland, the Ostend Contemporary Art Museum in Belgium, and a solo show at Galleria Officine Saffi, Milan.

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Officine Saffi Gallery, Milano, Italy

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK

University of Wales Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, UK

ARCO, Alcobaça, Portugal

Escultural Park, Amorousios-Athenas, Greece

Museu de Ceràmica, Barcelona, Spain

National gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Cardiff National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden, Germany

Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany,

World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy

Hong Kong Fredericston Art Fund, Hong Kong

London Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Public Collection, International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England

Musée romain, Nyon, Switzerland

Ajuntament d’ Olot, Olot, Spain

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Oostende, Ostende, Belgium

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Seto Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Seto, Japan

Musée de la Céramique, Sèvres, France

Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shigaraki, Japan

Europaisches Kunst Handwerk, Stuttgart, Germany

Nacionalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Toronto Modern & Contemporary Ceramics, Toronto, Canada

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

Musée de la Céramique, Vallauris, France

Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany


A Thing Of Beauty Officine Saffi

A thing of beauty

Rose Cabat, Hans Coper, Keiji Ito, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Kazuhito Nagasawa, Lucie Rie, Päivi Rintaniemi, Shingo Takeuchi, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Nanni Valentini, Carlo Zauli

From 22 May 2019 to 28 September 2019

Officine Saffi Gallery Claudi Casanovas

CLAUDI CASANOVAS - Molecular clay - sculptures

From 28 February 2013 to 28 April 2013