Delhi Blue Art Pottery was started by the late Padmashri Sardar Gurcharan Singh in 1952. Inspired by the blue Persian glaze he saw on his travels on the Silk route, he set up a production and teaching centre for pottery in what is now the heart of Delhi.
Some examples of his production work like ceramic tiles and latticework have been used in public places like : Odeon Cinema at Connaught Place World Wild-life Fund Ford Foundation Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, New Delhi and can be seen and admired even today, almost half a century later. Forty percent of his production was tableware and was extremely popular for daily use in private houses. It marked the beginning of studio pottery in India.
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Our standard course is for six months, 2 classes per week. The fees for the course is 12,500/- and may be paid in two equal installments. Those who wish to register their names for pottery classes, whether on weekdays or weekends should deposit a sum of Rs.500/- by cheque/cash or deposit in our account as per details given below along with intimation to us : Name of account: Delhi Blue Pottery Trust Bank Name: ICICI Bank, SJE, New Delhi110029 Account No.: 032201000483 IFS Code : ICIC0000322 Thereafter a wait list number will be sent and by quoting this number information can be obtained from this office from time to time. The amount of Rs.500/- shall be adjusted from the fees at the time of admission.If for any reason an individual wishes to withdraw this amount he/she can do so. With regards, Ravi Batra Trustee Delhi Blue Apartments, Near Safdarjung Hospital, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029 Tel : 011 41005155/26190223
INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC CONCLAVE, DELHI - 2014 Delhi Blue Pottery Trust is proud to showcase the artworks of twenty four eminent ceramists from twelve countries across the world. Representing Belgium, Ireland, Russia, Korea, Spain, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Australia and Netherlands, this international event will consist of an exhibition, seminar and workshops spread over two days, featuring presentations, slideshows and demonstrations. Besides the sheer diversity of ceramics on display, the event also offers a unique opportunity for interaction with each of the artists, as they will be present at the show. The trust hopes to promote a sense of collaboration and an atmosphere of mutual learning by enabling Indian artists and visitors to study the inspirations, styles, challenges and obstacles of their international counterparts, as well as gain an insight into their cultural and social backgrounds. This event is an unparalleled opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas between so many nations; it has been made possible via the enthusiasm of the participants and the vision and hard work of Delhi Blue Pottery Trust. The Trust was set up in 1991 by Sardar Gurcharan Singh, the father of studio pottery in India, as the logical continuum of Delhi Blue Art Pottery (set up by him in 1952). In the years since, the Trust has taken the lead in the promotion of studio pottery and ceramic art by organising exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and the potter’s bazaar, annually. It is also the premier organisation teaching pottery in the country today, with over a hundred students working at its two studios. Details of the event: International Ceramic Conclave, Delhi-2014 Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003 25th to 30th November 2014 11.00 am to 7.00 pm daily
Exhibition- Delhi Blue Pottery Students ( Please click on thumbnail to enlarge)