Rings in Water
The international craft-oriented design competition Rings in Water is a platform for showcasing new works seeking inspiration in traditional crafts. The purpose of the competition is to develop a dialogue about traditional values, their preservation and innovation in contemporary craft, applied arts and design. ÚĽUV believes that craft-oriented design, underlining the culture of handmade production of utilitarian and decorative objects, is a driving force of innovation also for the field of traditional handicraft production.
The themes and categories of the current edition of the biennial competition are published by ÚĽUV on its website. The statutes and conditions of the competition contain the criteria for the submission and evaluation of works and the deadlines, including the public presentation of the current year’s competition results. Professional designers, artists and traditional producers of handmade arts and crafts products can submit their work to the open call, which promotes and connects the practice of handmade crafts with contemporary design approaches. It is equally important to support designers at a formative stage of their professional career in schools, so that they can gain valuable experience in contact and collaboration with craft and personalities among craftspeople. Which is why competition also provides a space for university and high school students with an artistic orientation.