Young Ceramists Network

The Young Ceramists Network (YCN) is an initiative of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) sponsored by the
JECS Trust. This non-profit network aims at bringing young students and professionals currently doing research on Ceramics.

  • A network for Young people conducting research on the field of Ceramics (finished  PhD no more than 8 years ago)
  • For young researchers (professional, PhD but also post-doctoral or master students), belonging to European/International research institutions (universities, laboratories...)
  • An interactive website:
  • A Facebook page: YCN Ceramic Social Club
  • A regular newsletter

A group of 5 young researchers is in charge of managing the Young Ceramist Network committee

Erkka Frankberg 

Laura Tiainen 

Maria Canillas Perez 

Nicolas Somers
Antonia Ressler 

The committee works under the supervision of the Young Ceramist and Training Working Group leader and of one senior ECerS Council member

The list of the past committee members is available here.

The 2019 Student's evening was organised by YCN, with the support of the JECS Trust, during the 2019 ECe'rS Conference, on Tuesday 18th June at the Murazzi Student Zone, which is located near the Po river, in one of the liveliest areas of Torino. Young ceramist researchers, that is, Master and PhD students including early stage PhD`s were invited to attend and had the opportunity to socialize, interact and discuss their work in a warm and festive atmosphere. A great opportunity to start professional and/or friendly relationships, to initiate collaborative networks and plan lab visits.  There were 137 participants! 

Some presentations were made during the event:

YCN Network Workshop
dedicated to young ceramists will be organized every 2 years and the first one was organised in october 2018

For more information, please visit the YCN Ceramic Social Club Facebook page or the YCN Website or contact the ECerS secretariat or one of the YCN committee members:
  • Erkka Frankberg -
  • Laura Tiainen -
  • Maria Canillas Perez -
  • Nicolas Somers -
  • Antonia Ressler -