ART EXHIBITION : Delhi Blue Pottery Trust presents "Terrafest 2018" > 25th to 29th October 2018 - Delhi Events
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ART EXHIBITION : Delhi Blue Pottery Trust presents "Terrafest 2018" > 25th to 29th October 2018

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Venue : Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg
Delhi Blue Pottery Trust Terrafest 2018 Exhibition Artworks

Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 25/10/2018 11:00 29/10/2018 19:00 Asia/Kolkata ART EXHIBITION : Delhi Blue Pottery Trust presents "Terrafest 2018" Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2018/10/art-exhibition-delhi-blue-pottery-trust-terrafest-2018-triveni-kala-sangam.html Open Air Theatre and Sculpture Court, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY Exhibition on View

Entry : Free 

Venue : Open Air Theatre and Sculpture Court, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Mandi House (Blue Line and Violet Line) Exit Gate - 1'
Area : Mandi House Area 

Event Description : ART EXHIBITION : Delhi Blue Pottery Trust presents "Terrafest 2018"

Terracotta, also known as earthenware is unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the body, fired at relatively lower temperatures than stoneware and porcelain, is porous. Today, such earthenware is primarily identified with garden pots and other outdoor decorative elements. But there was a time not so long ago when, in every state, every region of this vast country, it was the medium through which life itself was defined. The potter had a special place in the community. His bare hands transformed, almost magically, a lump of clay into products – functional, decorative and votive – that were intrinsic to the cultural fabric of the community, 
without which no festivity or celebration was complete.
Sadly, faced with competition from plastic and metal ware, terracotta is now fighting for survival. Traditional artisans are finding it more and more difficult to live above subsistence level. Some have managed to take the help of design development programs, and are producing works of extraordinary beauty. But, neither the money nor the recognition comes close to balancing the hard work, and expertise that goes into the making. It is not surprising that the younger generations, inheritors of this vast knowledge and almost intuitive skill are discouraged; reluctant to take up the mantle.
‘Terrafest’ this one-of-a-kind event, initiated by Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, brings together the finest terracotta artisans from all over the country. It provides a platform for them to showcase a range of earthenware, to market not only products but also skills; to learn, to ideate and to interact with each other as well as with ceramists, artists, collectors, and the many members of the general public who appreciate their work.
By creating opportunities such as this, the Trust hopes to renew the possibility of a via media for the sale of terracotta products, gently persuading a new generation of artisans to emerge from within the fold, by helping them earn a livelihood, since it is only they who can keep this wonderful art and craft alive.

As a part of the festival, a number of workshops are being organized, which include- ‘Relief tile making’ by Jamnalal kumhar from Molela, Rajasthan, ‘Making Animals’ by Manbodh Rana from Odisha and ‘Animal planters’ by O P Galav from Rajasthan. The workshops are open for public participation.

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