Program '20

Ceramics Biennal

Due to the new COVID-19 containment measures set by the Generalitat, the exhibition and sale area (fair) that hosted the ceramic artisans of the Poctefa area has been canceled.

However, after the intense work between the city council, Terracotta Museum and the Association of Ceramists, keeped the cultural program planned for the Terracotta Biennial because it was not affected by these new measures approved by La Generalitat.
Therefore, most of the planned activities have been keeped with a limited capacity of 50% as they are considered cultural activities: lectures, demonstrations, visits ... All the lectures and demos will be transmitted via streaming through our website and Facebook.

Cultural Programme


10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Introduction to 3D Ceramics,

Raül Nieves and Valeria Ustárez, Manel Caro, Martí Baltà and Carles Morant


12:15 pm to 1:45 pm: Demo "Construction and operation of the ceramic 3D printer.

Carles morant


16:30 to 18:00: 3D Ceramic Possibilities Conference "Molds or unique piece" and final debate.

Manel Caro and d'ART Conservation, collaborators on Friday participate


6.15pm to 7.15pm: Potter 3D operation.

Martí Baltà (Bcn3DCeramics) and ceramistes de la Bisbal.


19: 30h: Inauguration "Ceràmica X Y Z", Col·lectiva 3D Espai "La Peixera" of the Terracotta Museum





10:30 am to 11:30 am: conference "Philosophy and experimental repercussion of 3D ceramic research" Ramon Almeda Chávez and Marc Vidal (Art la Industrial). 

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Joint round table "3D experimentation and research".

Raül Nieves and Valeria Ustárez, Manel Caro, Ramon Almeda, Marc Vidal, Aldo Solazzo, Eugenio Bettucchi and Carles Morant. 

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Wasp 3D Printer Operation Demo. Collaborators; Noumena-Aldo Sollazzo and Eugenio Bettucchi.



4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Demo Interface parametric design.

Raül Nieves and Valeria Ustárez (Coudre). 


17: 45-18: 15: Conference "Could 3D printing replace plaster molds?"

Jordi Borjas, Maria Luisa Garcia-Romeu from UDG and Francesc Cabrillana, from Yuma ceramics.


18: 30h: Presentation of the work "3D xemeneia and Iaac seminar:" Ceramic 3D and architecture .

Alexandre Dubor, Elisabetta Carnevale, Edouard Cabay + Alumnes.


19: 00h Firing of "Xemeneia" Iaac . Team: David Rosell, Didi Heras, Míriam Segruó and Anna Ballesté.






11am: Bike through the Chimneys of La Bisbal.


11:15 am: Guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the Terracotta Museum. 


12h: Presentation of the catalogs of the exhibitions: "Muntanyes, mars i jardins tancats, by Maria Bofill; and" Ordenant el caos ", by Jordi Marcet Y Rosa Vila-Abadal. And guided visit to the exhibition" Ordenant el Caos "a charge of the artists.

Soul of earth and flame ceramica-biennal-emporda

This year's topic: 3D Ceramics

Terracotta Biennal's first edition will revolve around the subject of 3D ceramics. 

 With the intention to set future strategies for the ceramics industry, always taking into account the history of la Bisbal's pottery, and that the pottery sector does some research, updating and stays in contact with the international markets as a way to offer quality products with more added value. Because, as it so happens with other kinds of materials, nowadays, there is a wide range of methods for 3D printing.


La Bisbal d'Empordà, capital city of pottery, organizes this new format event with the intention of showcasing the art of ceramic. This first edition will revolve around the subject of 3D pottery.

  Terracotta Biennal is born as an artistic cultural event with exhibitions about pottery. La Bisbal d'Empordà, capital city of pottery, organizes this new format event with the intention of showcasing the art of ceramics.
The event wants to gather together all the different aspects of pottery and their interests, it is presented as a proposition to attract gallery owners, collectors and pottery lovers. This proposal wants to become a focal point for the pottery world: a networking area to enjoy and discuss the application of pottery to other fields, like gardening, sculpting, designing or architecture, among others.

Terracotta Biennal is born with a clear projection to the future, with international cooperation and a specific objective: become a referent for southern Europe as an international pottery biennial.

COOP'ART PROJECT: within the framework of POCTEFA

Terracotta Biennal is an action created inside the project COOP'ART, formed by la Bisbal d'Empordà's town hall, Terracotta Museum and twelve other partners, and framed inside the European Programme POCTEFA for regional cooperation. This event is supported by the local Potters Association.

COOP'ART (EFA219/16) is a project developed by several French and Catalan partners as a way to foment shared strategies for innovation and sustainable development in craftsmanship inside the European Programme POCTEFA for regional cooperation, created to bolster the sustainable development of the border region shared by these countries, in which they co-found cooperation projects that affect both sides of the border and that are also managed from both sides of the Pyrenees. this is why, the participation of pottery artisans in the biennial will be a reality that encourages and promotes exchange across the border.

The project has a 65% co-founding by the European Fund for Economic and Regional Development (FEDER) through the Interregional Programme V-A Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020). POCTEFA's main goal is to reinforce economical and social integration throughout the border region between Spain, France and Andorra. Its main focus of action is developing social, economical and environmental activities in all the region through common strategies that favour the sustainable development of the area.

Project co-founded by FEDER 


Professional area: Pottery biennial

Locality: La Bisbal d'Empordà

Days: October 16th, 17th and 18th, 2020

Schedule: Friday afternoon from 16:00 to 22:00h,  Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00h and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00h.

Place: Terracotta Museum and other locations around la Bisbal D'Empordà

Promoters: La Bisbal d'Empordà's town hall (Promotion and local development area), Terracotta Museum and la Bisbal d'Empordà's Local Pottery Association.



  • Biennial exhibition   • First edition   • Topic: 3D Ceramics   • October 2020

Project COOP'ART, framed inside the European Programme POCTEFA for regional cooperation. Project co-founded by FEDER.