“This is going to be the first time that we are holding a potters’ market in the Indian capital,” says Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal, a ceramic artist involved in the concept. “Here, the artists would themselves be selling their work directly to the customers.”
According to the organiser – Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, handmade art work would be made available at affordable prices at the two-day market, where the entry is free.
And the venue — Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road — is connected well with Delhi Metro.
“We have been receiving good number of queries and we believe the participants would be able to generate huge interest among the visitors,” says Aggarwal, who also edits ‘Indian Ceramic Quarterly’, an impressive newsletter.
I’m told such markets have already been successfully held in Mumbai, Kolkata and Bhopal, and they are now planning to move to different cities soon.