This event is now over
Contemporary studio potters’ from Mumbai and other parts of the country are meeting at the Kala Ghoda Parking lot to showcase studio produced handmade ceramics at the forthcoming Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. Unlike factory produced ceramics, each piece of ceramics has been made by the artists who will personally be displaying and selling their work.
Ceramics in India has an ancient tradition, however, with the development of alternate competing materials and other more lucrative occupations numerous potters have abandoned their craft to earn a living in a changing world. But the power of clay has transfixed contemporary artists and many are turning to clay as a medium of expression. Functional ware for home and kitchen, sculpture, murals and other architectural elements are produced by studio potters today.
Over 20 potters from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Bhopal and Baroda will be participating in the weekend market which will be set up on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th and Saturday 13th and 14th February. The works promises to be beautiful and affordable, and will be priced below Rs 2,500. Children will have an opportunity to work with clay at the market and demonstrations of Eco friendly Ganapatis and throwing on the wheel will also be arranged.
On Wednesday 10th February, between 3 and 7 pm the potters will hold a series of talks entitled “Clay in Conversation” at the ICIA Gallery in Kala Ghoda. The programme is enclosed. All are welcome.
February 06, 2010 — 4:30 pm to
February 14, 2010 — 3:30 pm
Kala Ghoda Parking Lot
Rampart Row ,Opp. Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda