You are invited to submit papers to the 104th volume of the journal Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis to be published in 2022. The volume is intended to discuss the issues pertaining to the industrial and original architectural ceramics of the 19th and 20th centuries.

As a rule, industrial architectural ceramics is more thoroughly researched from different angles by those countries where large factories operated in the 19th-20th centuries or are still operating today and promote their products and design solutions across the entire world.  Meanwhile Lithuania is only making its first steps in the area, as the factories that operated in this country were small and little known outside Lithuania. It doesn’t mean, though, that the local consumers were disadvantaged, as they could choose from a wide range of both local and imported products. Architectural enterprises and traders kept warehouses for storing ceramic products from foreign companies. Direction of import in different periods was determined by political and economic developments. Ceramic products supply and demand was also influenced by architects, whoeagerlypromoted attractive features (aesthetics, functionality, hygiene, etc.) of different finishing materials, introduced functional equipment that was innovative for certain periods, and invited artists and industrial designers to join their efforts in decorating exteriors and interiors of buildings. Architects cooperated with artists and provided for integration of original works of art into decoration of buildings.

To enrich the Lithuanian historiography on the topic of industrial architectural ceramics and original ceramics, which have always coexisted next to each other, we hereby invite researchers to submit their papers both dealing with the experience in their different countries and exploring similarities between different regions of Europe or even different continents of the world. Being aware that both the subject matter and geographical scope of the topic are very broad, we suggest focusing on the following aspects:

  • Dissemination of ceramic factory products and their influence on the development of the 19th-20th century architectural décor.
  • Difference in the use of ceramic finishing materials in different regions of Europe.
  • Variety and specifics of the use of ceramic functional equipment (heating, sanitary etc.) during different periods of the 19th – 20th century.
  • Manufacturers as product design forerunners and manufacturers as reiterators.
  • Product identification possibilities: manufacturers’ marks, specificity of manufacturing technologies, etc.
  • Original ceramic works in the architecture of buildings.

We encourage researchers to propose other relevant aspects of the theme.

Articles shall be published in Lithuanian and English.
All papers shall be reviewed by two reviewers and included into the SCOPUS and EBSCO Publishing databases.

Annotations (up to 300 words) and author biographies (up to 200 words) are expected until 30 October 2020at the e-mail address

Successful authors will be notified until 15 November 2020.
Articles are to be submitted until 1 June 2021.