Szerelmey is proud to be associated with the ‘Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics’ exhibition which celebrates the resurgence of ceramics in contemporary architecture, bringing together the designers, artists, manufacturers and ceramicists working on interesting projects in this versatile material.
Szerelmey are the leading specialist on the use of various forms of faience and terracotta for modern architectural and construction purposes. We work closely with our trusted suppliers to make architects’ designs a reality. Our goal is to find workable solutions in terms of production and installation, transforming designs on paper to statement buildings. Szerelmey also specialises in restoration and has worked on many faience-clad buildings to this end.
Faience is the name given to glazed terracotta, and terracotta is fired clay – the word comes from the Italian terra cotta meaning ‘baked earth’ (from the Latin terra cotta). Faience is the material of choice for the discerning architect and client, for those wishing to create landmark buildings of the future, to shape architectural history. It is versatile, sustainable, durable, low maintenance, easy to clean, easy to restore, and can be made of any colour and shape.
The exhibition at the Building Centre is open to the public, and explores a close connection between hand-held ceramics and large-scale urban interventions. It also gives a deeper understanding of both traditional production methods and innovative technology with hand-crafted pieces alongside mass ceramic production and robotic technology. Collaboration is at the heart of the exhibition and events programme as we share the journey of unique partnerships that push boundaries and produce inspirational buildings. There are some very interesting projects that Szerelmey is showcasing at the event like, One Eagle Place, A House of Essex and a university project in Cambridge.
Szerelmey is an exhibition sponsor alongside Arup, Darwen Terracotta, NBK Terracotta and the headline sponsor Boston Valley Terra Cotta. The practices and artists featured in the show range from established figures to emerging talents and includes: AHMM, Assemble, Ceràmica Cumella, Denizen Works, ECAlab, EPR Architects with ceramicist Kate Malone, Eric Parry Architects with artist Richard Deacon, FAT Architecture with Grayson Perry, Feilden Fowles, Fettle Studio, Granby Workshop, Grymsdyke Farm, Jamie Fobert Architects, Metropolitan Workshop, Penoyre & Prasad, Piercy & Co.
‘Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics’ is at The Building Centre from 20 September 2019 until 31 January 2020
Mon to Fri: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm
The Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT