Vision and Mission

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.

The ICAF founder members are Falguni Bhatt, Khanjan Dalal, Madhur Sen, Shampa Shah, Sandip Manchekar, Vilasini Reddy.

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.

To encourage contemporary and new talent in ceramics through skill development courses by collaborating with organising residencies, artist camps, training programs for the encouragement and sustainability of traditional pottery.

Benefits of Membership

  • 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.