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March 18th, 2011

Denver Art Museum gets techical, too, with CoorsTek porcelain exhibit

Published on March 18th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Beakers, such as this, and other porcelain lab equipment will be be part of an art exhibit opening in early June, which highlights the beauty of functional clay products manufactured by Coors Porcelain Co./CoorsTek. Credit: Denver Art Museum.

The Denver Art Museum says it will have a special exhibit beginning June 11 called “Potters of precision: The Coors Porcelain Company,” which will display special porcelain labware and tools manufactured by the entity now known as CoorsTek.

Referring to the variety of crucibles, beakers, evaporating dishes, etc. made by the Golden, Colo., company, DAM says in a news release (PDF) that “Beauty and function exist simultaneously in vessels that serve scientists’ precisely stated needs.”

CoorsTek still makes lab equipment, but it has branched out into a huge range of advanced ceramic technologies, including products for the defense, automotive, aerospace, telecom, semiconductor, medical, and general industrial markets.

It’s nice to see the arts and science communities working together to promote the inherent links and overlaps that exist, at least in the ceramics and glass fields, between artists and engineers. About a week ago I mentioned that the AMOCA museum (Pomona, Calif.) is doing programming and permanent displays about advanced ceramic engineering and science.


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