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The exhibition Mentors – Ceramists and teachers in Belgium brings together nearly 70 ceramists on two cultural sites, Keramis - Centre de la Céramique in La Louvière, where the “pioneers” of the last century are exhibited, and the space of the Anciens Abattoirs de Mons (BeCraft) where ceramists active today are brought together. 

Jacques Loly © Keramis

Jacques Loly © Keramis

Carmen Dionyse © FWB

Carmen Dionyse © FWB

Ernest D'Hossche © Keramis

Ernest D’Hossche © Keramis

BeCraft and Keramis are joining forces to offer an unparalleled dive into Belgian ceramics, from the evolution of its teaching to its place in art history. Entitled Mentors, the exhibition takes place at the Anciens Abattoirs de Mons and Keramis (La Louvière). It compares the teaching ceramists who have had as much impact on the history of ceramic teaching in Belgium as their artistic practice. Thanks to this partnership, this double exhibition aims to provide an unprecedented panorama of the practice and teaching of ceramics in Belgium from the 20th century to the present day. The central question of transmission is revealed in the form of a genealogy where past and present are articulated through a territorial network covering both the north and the south of the country.


Commissioners : Kris Campo & Ludovic Recchia
Scenography : Evelyne Gilmont, EG Design & Co.



They exhibit at Keramis

Anne Ausloos, Guiseppe Battaglia, Francis Behets, Pierre Caille, Charles Catteau, Johan Creten, Lutgart De Meyer, Lieve De Pelsmaecker, Koen De Winter, Émile Desmedt, Ernest D'Hossche, Carmen Dionyse, Francis Dufey, Marc Feulien, Jan Heylen, Marnix Hoys, Alain Hurlet, Jacques Iezzi, Noël Jacques, Maurice Joly, Jean-Claude Legrand, Jacques Loly, Émile Lombart, Joost Marechal, Herman Muys, Mirko Orlandini, Richard Owczarek, Achiel Pauwels, Marieke Pauwels, Hugo Rabbaey, Bernadette Roobaerts, Sleppe, Frank Steyaert, Piet Stockmans, Olivier Strebelle, Ludo Thys, Jan Van De Kerckhove, Rik Vandewege, José Vermeersch, Robin Vermeersch

They exhibit at BeCraft

Lut Aerts, Caroline Andrin, Anne Ausloos, Francis Behets, Pierre Caille, Kris Campo, Trees De Mits, Sarah De Schepper, Rudie Delanghe, Rik Delrue, Émile Desmedt, Tine Deweerdt, Carmen Dionyse, Nathalie Doyen, Mieke Everaet, Marnix Hoys, Alain Hurlet, Jacques Iezzi, Vincent Kempenaers, Thérèse Lebrun, Anne Leclercq, Jean-Claude Legrand, Fabienne Loyens, Yves Malfliet, Hugo Meert, Mirko Orlandini, Pirò Pallaghy, Achiel Pauwels, Marieke Pauwels, Patrick Piccarelle, Sleppe, Gerda Steegmans, Annouk Thys,  Johan Van Geert, Sofi van Saltbommel, José Vermeersch, Robin Vermeersch, Jeannine Vrins, Fabienne Withofs, Stijn Yperman



In Keramis:
5:30 p.m., official speech
6:00 p.m., free visit

At BeCraft:
7:00 p.m., drinks and free visit


Sunday tea and free guided tours from Mentors

03.12.2023 | 01/07/2024 | 04.02.2024
Attend a Mentors guided tour at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (no reservation required). Take the opportunity to enjoy a beneficial tea at the BeCraft Gallery and discover the two other current exhibitions: Bring me Art! and ROCKSTARS. + info

Guided tours of Mentors

Tuesday → Friday
€20 per group (15 people maximum)
Reservation required:

An exhibition organized by BeCraft in partnership with Keramis

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Samedi 02.12.2023, de 14h à 15h30

jeudi 30.11.2023, de 19h30 à 21h

Dimanche 03.12.2023, de 14h00 à 16h00

Vendredi 12.01.2024, de 10h00 à 17h00

samedi 03.02.2024, de 10h à 16h

dimanche 04.02.2024, de 14h00 à 16h00

Jeudi 08.02.2024, de 19h30 à 21h00

Samedi 10.02.2024, de 10h30 à 12h

Samedi 17 et dimanche 18.02.2024, de 10h00 à 17h00

Dimanche 18.02.2024, de 11h à 12h30

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