The Gyumri ceramics in Bellecour (Lyon)
The Muscari association presents for the second time in Lyon an exhibition-sale of ceramics from June 1 to 23, 2018 at the Espace Ephemère of Crédit Agricole (Place Bellecour).
On the initiative of the Family Care Foundation and the Muscari Association, a craft workshop of ceramics was created in 2014 in the city of Gyumri, Armenia, in the tradition of Armenian potters of Kütahya.
The originality of this approach lies in its ambition to put art at the service of the resurgence of a spoliated past and the economic development of a city devastated by the terrible earthquake of 1988 and the vagaries of the economic crisis.
It allows the inhabitants of Gyumri, the affected, to reconnect with gestures and a tradition of authentically Armenian craftsmanship, dating back five centuries. It thus contributes to their reappropriation of an original culture, destroyed in 1915. The ceramics factory of Gyumri has already instilled a new dynamic and allowed to create around 15 jobs.