“Jawahar Kala Kendra is excited to be pioneering India’s first ever Ceramics Triennale. From a historical perspective, there has been a major turn in the field of ceramics worldwide. In a country like India where ceramics and clay have always been considered as an artisanal craft, the Ceramics Triennale will increase visibility and allow ceramics to be appreciated as an art form in its own right.”
POOJA SOOD – DIRECTOR GENERAL, JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA
Contemporary Clay Foundation | Initiator & Co-Host
The Contemporary Clay Foundation is a not for profit organization set up to promote ceramic art and support practitioners through exhibitions, workshops, international and national exchanges and residencies. The organization aims to build informed audiences for national and international ceramic art through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions as well as to elevate clay-based practices in the country. The Indian Ceramics Triennale exemplifies the vision of the Foundation in pursuing creative excellence.
Jawahar Kala Kendra | Venue Partner & Co-Host
Jawahar Kala Kendra (popularly known as JKK), is a not for profit arts and culture center in Jaipur, which endeavors to preserve and promote Indian art on an international level. The Centre embodies both the visual and cultural heritage of Jaipur and has been instrumental in bringing to Jaipur high-quality art exhibitions, performing arts and literary programs. Designed by one of India’s greatest architects, Charles Correa, the JKK is regarded as a masterpiece of architectural beauty and symmetry and with the reopening of the Museum Galleries provide an unparalleled opportunity to showcase contemporary ceramics. In exhibitions hosted in 2017, the JKK has recorded up to 800 visitors on weekdays and 1500 visitors over the weekends drawing audiences from Jaipur and across the country.
Akshara Foundation of Arts and Learning | School Outreach Partner
Akshara Foundation of Arts and Learning (AFAL) is a not-for-profit public trust based in Mumbai. Founded in 2007 by professionals from education and the arts, with the aim of integrating the arts and education. Arts are integral to learning and they nurture the young to become sensitive and compassionate adults. Akshara works to create opportunities for a variety of arts interventions at different levels.
A longtime patron of the ceramic arts, Sangita Jindal of the JSW Foundation has offered invaluable support as has Khanjan Dalal, Ahmedabad based art collector, and connoisseur. Shimpo and Skutt, international manufacturers of ceramic equipment and Clay Station, Bangalore have provided material and equipment support. Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, the Japan Foundation, the Embassy of Israel, the INKO Centre have supported the work of various International artists.