Support & Acknowlwdgements
We are grateful for the enthusiasm and encouragement of the clay community in supporting this inaugural iteration of the Indian Ceramics Triennale, Breaking Ground 2018. The contribution of the participating artists has been immense with all artists wholeheartedly seizing the opportunity the Triennale afforded to produce new work and push boundaries.
The Advisory Committee comprising Peter Nagy, Pooja Sood and Ray Meeker have been wonderful sounding boards lending wisdom and perspective. Peter also used his huge experience in mounting the exhibition for us. Special thanks to our partner Akshara Foundation of Arts and Learning for administrative support and for organising the school’s outreach programme Arts for All at Breaking Ground. Trustees Mridula Chakraborty
and Vaibhavi Kunal have provided invaluable guidance.
We received enthusiastic support from patrons Sangita Jindal, Khanjan and Shradhavi Dalal, and Dr. Pheroza J Godrej. The INLAKS Shivdasani Foundation and Amita Malkani put their faith in the project by supporting
five of the younger artists. Ambika Beri of Art Ichol facilitated the making of Satoru Hoshino’s work in India. The Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur through their dynamic director Toolika Gupta and Mangesh Afre, Head of the Ceramics department also come forward to offer invaluable studio support to the artists from the British Ceramics Biennial. Interns from IICD did a wonderful job on the ground, helping artists as they worked on their projects.
We are delighted that the Charles Wallace India Trust will support an Indian artist at the British Ceramics Biennial. Rathi Jafer from the InKo Centre explored numerous avenues to ensure that two artists from Korea could join us at Breaking Ground. Other agencies like the Japan Foundation, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, the Embassy of Israel, the British Council and the Institut Français en Inde generously facilitated the participation of artists and scholars at the event. Ganesh Manickavasagam of Clay Station, Bangalore and Vandita Vijayvergiya from Clay County, Jaipur took on the onerous task of providing world-class equipment and clay for the visiting artists. Dileep Industries Pvt Ltd, Jaipur also generously provided us materials. The Piramal Art Museum, the India Art Fair, G5A and Mumbai Gallery Weekend offered us platforms to introduce the Triennale and the artists to wider audiences in Mumbai and Delhi. Maryola Da Silva and Writer Relocations have provided invaluable logistical assistance while Impressive Events Hub Pvt. Ltd. provided on-the ground installation support. All the staff at Jawahar Kala Kendra patiently offered their support when needed most. We are thankful to Sangeeta Kapila for her consistent work, and Leena Lala and Djena Sunavala for their guidance.
Lastly, we could not have achieved this without the ever cheerful and tremendous effort of our exhibition coordinator and friend Kanika Anand.