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EXHIBITION "Porcelain 2018" Celebrating ten years of porcelain art in India > 11am-7pm on 10th to 15th March 2018

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Venue : Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road
Porcelain 2018 Exhibition Artworks
"Porcelain 2018" Exhibition Artworks
Time : 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 10/03/2018 11:00 15/03/2018 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "Porcelain 2018" Celebrating ten years of porcelain art in India Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/03/exhibition-blue-pottery-trust-porcelain-2018-india-habitat-centre.html Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free

Venue : Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : 
EXHIBITION "Porcelain 2018" Celebrating ten years of porcelain art in India

The Delhi Blue Pottery Trust was formed in 1991 by Sardar Gurcharan Singh,    pioneer potter and father of the studio pottery movement in India. Today, led by    Mansimran Singh, Sardarji’s son, an accomplished studio potter in his own right,    six other trustees work towards meeting its objectives. The Trust has been    instrumental in the growth and development of pottery in India. It played a pivotal    role in the initial tentative recognition of pottery as an art form and the rise to its    present, widely accepted status.

   Over the years Delhi Blue Pottery Trust has conducted workshops for potters and    students, organized exhibitions, as well as international collaborative potters’    residencies. Promotional activities including demonstrations, lectures, projects for    traditional potters and pottery related social programmes, feature on its annual    calendar. Workshops at schools and colleges are used as an occasion to initiate    wider audiences. The Trust runs two ceramic studios, one at Safdarjang and one in    collaboration with Sanskriti Kendra at Anandgram, where students can learn the    technical aspects of this art form.

     As a concomitant initiative, about a decade ago the Trust made porcelain available    to potters in India. Porcelain is usually accepted as the most prestigious ceramic,    something that has as much to do with the visual quality of the finished product as    with the process of creation. The clay body not only needs to be fired    at temperatures as high as 1200 to 1400 °C, it is notoriously difficult to work with,    being much more demanding than either earthenware or stoneware.     Unfortunately, porcelain is not indigenous. This is why, despite, the growing    popularity of studio pottery, it remained outside most artists’ media of choice, until    the Trust facilitated availability and accessibility. The exhibition reviews the    success of this initiative from the point of view of the Trust as well as its impact on    the creative ceramic artists’ community. 

    While planning the showcasing of works, it was decided to try an extraordinary    experiment: divide the country into 4 zones, North, South, East and West, and    curate each zone separately. Doing this would expedite the selection of ceramic artists by individuals familiar with their work. It would also highlight the curators’    own inventiveness and resourcefulness in bringing the theme together. The Trust    invited Reyaz Badaruddin (North), Adil Writer (South), Aditi Saraogi (East) and    Anjani Khanna (West), to realise this unique concept as ‘Porcelain 2018 –    celebrating ten years of porcelain art in India'.    Also being exhibited are the works of eminent ceramist Roger Cockram, from the    UK, who is the chief guest at the show. At the inauguration of Porcelain 2018,    Managing Trustee, Mansimran Singh will launch Hands of Clay written by Padma    Shri, B.R Pandit after which Trustee Dr Raj Kubba will read excerpts from the    book. This will be followed by a contemporary dance performance entitled Safar,    by Rea Krishna accompanied by Asish Paliwal, Shena Gamat, Sukhmani Malik      and Vikram Badhwar.

A number of workshops and demonstrations will be held during the week of the exhibition. 

These will be open to the general public and scheduled as given below:

Sunday 11th  March
11.00 am to 1.00 pm 'Sensing Clay' workshop by Nausheen Bari (Auroville)
3.00 pm to 5.00 pm Hand Building workshop by Leena Batra ( Delhi)

Tuesday 13th  March
3.00 pm to 5.00 pm    Making UFO’S, and Other Strange Objects demonstration by Adil Writer (Auroville)

Wednesday 14th  March
11.00 am to 1.00 pm 'Liquid Matter: Shaping Porcelain' demonstration by Sabrina Srinivas (Auroville)
3.00 pm to 5.00 pm 'Animal Instinct' workshop by Madhur Sen

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EXHIBITION "Porcelain 2018" Celebrating ten years of porcelain art in India > 11am-7pm on 10th to 15th March 2018 EXHIBITION "Porcelain 2018" Celebrating ten years of porcelain art in India > 11am-7pm on 10th to 15th March 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Thursday, March 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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