Pottery fest to be held in Pune between October 7-9

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Pune, October 4: Though Pune being a cultural city that hosts several musical programs, painting exhibitions and art workshops, it is very seldom that one gets to see the art related to Pottery. So after a hiatus of almost two years, art enthusiasts in Pune will once again get a chance to witness the much acclaimed Pottery Festival called the ‘Pune Potters’ Market 2022’, which will be held in the city. The unique festival curated by IGA Galleria is supported by Bhoomi Pottery and will be held over 2 weekends on October 7, 8 and 9 and October 14, 15 and 16 at The Pavilion on Senapati Bapat Road. The fest will showcase some of the best works in pottery, which is one of the oldest and most prevalent of the decorative arts.

This year about 40 studio potters from across the country will participate in the mega pottery festival and the artwork of 20 various artists will be showcased on each weekend. The timing of the festival will be from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on all days and the entry will be free of cost.

The festival will have a lot to offer to all those who are interested in learning pottery, probably the oldest invention of mankind as experts’ workshops will also be held during this festival.

This unique pottery fest will not only help introduce the culture of pottery to the city of Pune but will also make an attempt to create a platform and opportunity for potters to showcase their works to connoisseurs of art. Some of the most acclaimed names from the world of pottery including Ruby Jhunjhunwala, Shalan Dere, Gauri Gandhi, Manpreeth Nishter, Veena Chandran and Lidwin Mascarenhas will take part in this thrilling art extravaganza and display their varied creations to the audiences.

“Potter’s markets today have evolved as an urban culture to showcase studio pottery worldwide and in India too. It is a market that showcases studio pottery created by artists and not commercial pottery as usually available in shops. The ‘Pune Potters’ Market 2022′ is a uniquely planned art initiative that aligns with our mission to bring ‘Art’ to the masses. As art consultants we strongly feel responsible to expose and sensitize society towards higher art, through visual learning and aesthetic awareness,” said Indranil Garai, Principal Associate, IGA Galleria.