Indian ceramic art foundation website is a concern of “Mrin Foundation” , a charitable trust registered under Gujarat public trust act. Registration no: E/23020. The Indian Ceramic Art Foundation ( ICAF) is organised as a national, not-for-profit organization, with a mission to promote Indian Ceramic Globally, promote knowledge, engagement and appreciation of ceramic art through establishing networks among the artist community, educators, designers, collectors, patrons, students, museums, traditional artists and the general public.

Mission is to exchange knowledge, organise conferences, seminars, workshops, training courses, symposiums, exhibitions and encourage participation in exchange programs, both in India and abroad in order to promote Indian ceramic traditions and contemporary art forms globally.

To develop and build collaborations and dialogue between the ceramic art and design fraternity and mainstream art, art history and architecture by organising open forums, projects, exchange programs as well as research, documentation and experimentation in art forms and materials.



Clay is the most ubiquitous element on earth

Owing to its abundance and plasticity it is also the most ancient medium. As per the Hindu mythology, Brahma, the creator has been envisioned as Prajapati, a potter and the term ‘ghat’ – a pot is often used to denote human being which points to the centrality of the art of pottery in Indian culture.





Ceramic Artist Legend Lt. Jyotsana Bhatt

Jyotsna Bhatt (nee Shroff) was born at Mandvi ( Kutch), in 1940. She studied sculpture under Prof. Shanko Chaudhuri at M.S.University of Vadodara (1958-1962). Along with sculpture, Jyotsna also studied ceramics under Shri Basab Barua and later under Prof. Jolyon Hofstead, Brooklyn Museum Art School, U.S.A (1965-66). The time spent in Brooklyn, New York proved to be a catalyst in the path that unfolded. She started teaching ceramics at the M.S University from 1972 until 2002.


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Become a part of the Ceramic Foundation

Membership is OPEN TO EVERYONE interested in Indian ceramics – practicing professionals, teachers, students, curators, writers and all enthusiasts and supporters of Indian Ceramic arts and crafts. Membership is annual from your date of joining and you can start enjoying our many available MEMBER’s BENEFITS INSTANTLY.

  • association-features ExhibitionsAnnual Exhibition to support Indian Ceramic artists
  • association-features Artist Profile Share your profile on ICAF Social media to reach wider audience.
  • association-features ConnectConnect with the Indian ceramic arts community via our Journal/Magazine - in near future and the Indian Ceramics Directory.
  • association-features Special Projects Every year, the association will invite interested members to submit project proposals of research in Ceramic arts and crafts based on a particular theme/subject for which a special jury will decide the winning proposal that will be given a grant.
  • association-features Studio Practice Join our annual Indian Ceramics Open Studios – open your studio or visit others in the wider ceramic community.
  • association-features ArchivesBecome a member and get access to Archives of Indian Ceramic arts and crafts.
  • association-features Events & Workshops Receive exclusive member’s priority and discount
We would like to express our immense gratitude towards the following organisations and individuals for their unbiased support and contribution like valuable information, texts, photographs and videos while the making of this website. “Marg” Magazine, Kristine Michael, Jyoti Bhatt, and Alpesh Gajjar.