The 3rd edition of Potters Fest Goa will be held on January 12, 13 and 14 (11.30 am onwards) at the FL Gomes Garden, in Campal, Panjim. The event will feature the work of 38 studio potters from across the country over the span of 3 days.
This concept has been created to enhance art and the artists, by giving them a platform where they can market their work.
Studio pottery is a new take on an age-old craft, where modern and advanced technology is adopted in the process of making pottery, and artists create one-of-a-kind pieces in limited quantities.
A large portion of studio pottery is dinnerware or cookware, although an increasing number of studio potters also create non-functional or decorative products.
This form of pottery has gained popularity in recent years, especially when it comes to home decor.
STUDIO POTTERY: FEATURES & TRENDS
Meditative for some, a hobby for others and a source of livelihood for still more, studio pottery is getting increasingly common.
Several restaurants and cafes commission potters to create ceramics that bring uniqueness to their dishes.
Decorative ceramics are also making it to boutique shops and business establishments.
Some features of this pottery are:
Minimalistic and modern shapes
Incorporation of technology
Customisation and personalisation
Innovative glazing techniques
Cultural and global influences
Bold colours and patterns
The event has been curated by Bipasha Sen Gupta, a sculptor and events curator, who also conducts pottery workshops in Goa