- CASANOVAS CLAUDI
CLAUDI CASANOVAS (Barcelona 1956) He first studied for the theatre in Barcelona, then trained as a ceramist in Olot (Catalonia). He was a member of the Coure Potters’ Cooperative from 1978 to 1987. In 1985 he won de 2nd prize at the 43rd international Ceramics Competition in Faenza, Italy. In 1986 he won de Big Prize at the Vallauris Biennale in France. In 1992 he won first prize at the III International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan. Since 1986 he lives and works in Ridaura (near Olot). The ceramics-sculptures of Claudi Casanovas introduce into a geological landscape. They “seem” basalt, granite rocks, just extracted from the volcanic setting in which the sculptor works. A basic work is the “Monument to the War Defeat from 1939” in Olot,Girona.