Ceramics and Humour

Erman D. O.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.411-415 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.181
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-415


The notion of humour, even though it is not clarified how and when it appeared first, is defined as everything that helps the person to have good time, the object that is the source of laughing. Humour is a product of a movement which shows differences from one culture to another, which have a global character in some occasions and situations, and which shows progress and change in time and processes. The humour products which show themselves in oral and written forms or enliven through pictorial, graphical expressions are also coincided in some examples of three dimensioned and objectified products. At this point, when the notion of humour meets ceramic material, it finds itself a new and original field in artistic and industrial productions. The element of humour is seen in many industrial ceramic products in Turkey and around the world. Many ceramists produce art works by merging ceramics and humour. Whether industrial or artistic, the alliance of ceramics and humour that merge two different disciplines with different styles of production is an interesting topic which is worth examining. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan