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Vaishali Bhambri, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 02, 2012
First Published: 15:23 IST(2/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:32 IST(3/12/2012)

Pottery lovers in the city rejoice. The next edition of Potter’s Bazaar is back and promises to be bigger this year.  Its being held at Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, Mehrauli- Gurgaon Road from December 7-9.

The three-day ceramic extravaganza will feature works of more than 70 artists from all over the country. “The last edition of the bazaar was very well received by people of the city. The footfall was over-whelming. This year we are displaying artworks of more number of artisans,” says Ravi Batra from Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, the organisers of the bazaar.

Apart from providing an interesting shopping experience to visitors, the aim of the bazaar is to eliminate the middle man between the artist and the customer. The artists will be directly selling their artworks to customers and, the best this year is that there is a price ceiling of Rs. 4,000. “There will be lots of utility ware on sale as well, so you can buy lots of little things to dress up your space, each piece of art hand-made, each piece unique,” Batra adds.

The highlights of the event will be the ceramic studio with its teaching facilities, everyday objects, textiles and home décor options from artists around the country. While here, one must watch out for Raku Firing technique of pottery. A Japanese technique, it involves heating the pieces in kiln to give them hardness and form. Food and drinks outlets will complete the fun.

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