Armenian Soviet Ceramics: A Blossoming Artistic Heritage in the 20th Century
Despite the rich traditions of Armenian ceramic art, Armenian Soviet ceramics developed from the half of 1950s. First stimulus for the ceramic development was Yerevan porcelain factory, founded in 1954, then the ceramic experimental workshops created under Institute of Art and the creation of Ceramic section in the Yerevan Fine Arts and Theater institute in 1958. From 1960s USSR is getting involved in the International Academy of Potters (Geneva) so Soviet Armenia too. Armenian ceramic artists are starting to exhibit in annual exhibitions in Faenza (Italy).
Innovative Fusion: The Stepanyan and Gishyan Families Redefine Armenian Ceramic Souvenir Art
Focusing on souvenir art many families developed in that field creating their own new style. One of those was Stepanyan family, who elaborated a new method of ceramics, remarkable combination of Ancient Armenian pottery and modern souvenir art. Later in the 2000s Gishyan family joined the Stepanyan family and together they started bigger and more effective production of ceramic souvenir art.
Currently, Armenian ceramics is developing in and outside Armenia.