Contemporary creation


Photo de l'oeuvre "Boat", Michael Flynn

"Boat", Michael Flynn

For the 70th anniversary of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), the Musée Ariana presents three exhibitions :


Between transfer of know-how, transhumance and multiculturalism, clay brings people together and transgresses borders. Footprints in the sand, bundles, doner kebabs, chrysalises, funeral boats or porcelain huts: the exhibition of AIC member ceramists immerses us into the heart of unusual journeys, life trajectories and intercultural exchanges.

33 artists, 20 nationalities represented:

Montserrat Altet Girbau (ES), Lia Bagrationi (GEO), Heidi Bjørgan (NOR), Léandre Burkhard (CH), Razalina Busel (BLR), Fabien Clerc (CH), Christine Coste (FR), Michael Flynn (UK), Yoshimi Futamura (JPN), Magdalena Gerber (CH), Patricia Glave (CH), Ana Lucia Gomez De Valle (MEX), Eliisa Isoniemi (FIN), Rashi Jain (IND), Jiang Yanze (CHN), Jacques Kaufmann (FR), Cecil Kemperink (NL), Myung-joo Kim (KR), Yoojoo Kim (KR), Paul March (UK), Yuriy Musatov (UA), Jane Norbury (FR), Danijela Pičuljan (HRV), Norma Rodney Harrack (JAM), Maude Schneider (CH), Anja Seiler (CH), Sıdıka Sevim (TUR), Adel Souki (BR), Hongyu Tan (CHN), Hirotsune Tashima (US), Xavier Toubes (ES), Estefania Valls Urquijo (GTM), Nataliya Zuban (UA)


“Melting Pot: From the alchemist’s crucible to the cultural crucible."

The International Academy of Ceramics (IAC)  celebrates its 50th congress. It will take place from 12th to 16th September 2022 face-to-face at the CICG in Geneva, Switzerland.

Registration is now open. Early bird rate until 12th july !

Expositions à venir

Vase à vin


September 13, 2022 - March 19, 2023
50 Years of Donations

From the 1960s to the present day, the Ariana Museum, the cradle of the AIC, has received nearly 600 donations from member artists.

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Photo de Prague, 1962


September 13, 2022 - March 19, 2023
70 Years of History

The AIC has brought together an international community of ceramic professionals at its best. By postulating the universality of ceramic culture as a founding value, the AIC aims to be an actor of multiculturalism.

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Photo de l'oeuvre "Boat", Michael Flynn


September 13, 2022 - March 20, 2023

Between transfer of know-how, transhumance and multiculturalism, clay brings people together and transgresses borders.

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Practical information


Lower ground floor

Audience type

General public

Expositions en cours

Tasse et soucoupe Porzellanfabrik Langenthal


June 18, 2021 - July 31, 2022
Through the Eyes of Lionel Latham

An everyday, collectible or historical object, the cup has always reflected evolutions in the stylistic and decorative tastes of its contemporaries.

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oeuvre d'Hubert Crevoisier, tirée de la série "la dynamique jaune"

Hubert Crevoisier

February 25, 2022 - August 7, 2022
I’m blue, I’m yellow. I’m green glass… and I see red!

In the melting pot of Hubert Crevoisier’s artistic practice (Switzerland, 1963), we find glass, colour and space. His installations, formal but never rigid, reveal with precision, sensitivity and modesty the palette of his intense world.

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Détail de l'affiche pour l'exposition d'Alexandre Joly, Vases communicants

Alexandre Joly

February 25, 2022 - August 7, 2022
Communicating Vessels

The vase is one of the most common utilitarian ceramic vessels. Visual artist Alexandre Joly (France, 1977) has chosen as a field for artistic exploration the 2990 examples found in the collections of the Musée Ariana.

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Offhause Museum par Baptiste Coulon

Offhause Museum

May 15, 2022 - October 30, 2022

As part of International Museum Day, Yusuké Y. Offhause has opened his own museum at the Ariana Museum, featuring the work of artist Thomas Bonny.

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Détail du flyer de l'exposition Jeanne Rimbert oh les beaux jours

Jeanne Rimbert

June 2, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Oh Happy Days!

The artistic universe of Jeanne Rimbert (France, 1985) is deceptively idyllic.

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