Wildlife & Biodiversity

Ceramicist P R Daroz to showcase collection of 100 bowls in Delhi for animal welfare

Organised by People For Animals, the exhibition will be held from August 4-6 at The Lalit  

By DTE Staff
Published: Sunday 02 July 2023
Credit: People for Animals__

P R Daroz, one of India’s best-known ceramicists, will be presenting a special collection of 100 compact, magnificent bowls at the affordable price of Rs 35,000 during a two-day exhibition in August at Delhi’s The Lalit.

The event is being organised by People For Animals, India’s oldest and largest animal welfare organisation. The idea for it is the brainchild of PFA Chairperson and Member of Parliament, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

“There is no reason why art should be confined to canvas, or limited to a few people. PFA introduces a new and wonderful way to enjoy art. In the past few years our carpets, with art woven on them, simply flew off the walls at sell-out shows in Delhi and Mumbai and the same with our mugs, ceramic platters, 100 years old miniature mica paintings, Murano-style hand blown glasses and much more,” Gandhi said in a statement on June 30, 2023.

She added that her organisation was grateful for the continuing support of India’s artists and to all the sponsors for pitching in to help India’s animals.

Daroz has been honoured with the National Academy Award for ceramics by Lalit Kala Akademi and the 2nd World Ceramics Triennale, Yugoslavia.

100 Bowls. Photo: People for Animals

Apart from participating in international artists’ workshops across the world, he has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and represented India in the 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Korea, the 2nd Beijing Art Triennial, China and the 3rd World Ceramic Triennial, Zagreb.

“It is a matter of great pleasure for me to revisit the potter’s wheel once again through the ‘100 Bowls’ Show organised by People For Animals for the cause of animal welfare. The juxtaposition of two circular walls is metaphoric of our inner and outer self, where the outer wall with its rhythmic contours, textured surfaces, and fluidity meander around the inner circle, the inner circle stand composed, embracing all external movements. This variability and shifting of the focus of two circles are in tune with the traditional Indian worldview, which is simultaneous and integral,” Daroz said in a statement.

The show will be held from August 4-6, 2023, at The Lalit Hotel in the national capital.

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