Cosmos Atelier71 organised a two-day (July 12-13) long Ceramic Art Project titled 50 Artists 100 Mugs at its studio in Cosmos Centre, Malibagh, Dhaka.
This project was conducted and lead by talented artist Ashim Halder Sagor, and was supported by Artpro. Members of the Cosmos-Atelier71 studio participated in the ceramic art project.
The participants were Sujit Aarker, Nasrin Jahan Onika, Dr Mohammad Emdadur Rashed, Minhaz-Ul-Islam Sudipto, Kamruzzoha, Ajoy Sannyal, Rasel Rana, Shipra Biswas, Faisal Abir, Md. Faijul Islam, Tahera Tanzim Juthi, Jayanta Sarkar John, Nobanita Chowdhury, Upoma Haider, Tanjima Tabassum Easha, Rafiuzzaman Rhythom Abu Kalam Shamsuddin, Sampa Halder, Zakia Afrose, Ahsana Nasreen Hoque Angona, Humayra Kabir, Jannatul Tamanna Liza, Tanim Rahman, Fahria Rahman, Md. Sameen Yeasaar, Md. Shahed Hossain, Sabina Yesmin, Rajib Mahabub, Diptha Modak, Bisnu Chandra Day, Shaibal Saha, Ummey Mabruka, Md. Tariqul Islam Herok, S M Ehsan, Shahida Akter Tilat, Muslima Rahman Moon, Sakib Salim, Prodipta Bala, Prosun Halder, Atia Maibam, Imam Mahdi, Raju Ahmed, Shazed Ul Hoq Khan Aabir, Samia Proma and Bristi Pathan.
In this ceramic art project, 50 artists produced 100 artistic mugs with their own creativity and imaginations to experiment and amplify this art form. The ceramic project was demonstrated and was open for the viewers until 13 July at the Cosmos-Atelier71 Studio at Cosmos Centre, Dhaka.
Among the many art forms in the history of art, pottery is the oldest. It depicts the beautiful and aesthetic representation of soil or earth. This art form is the oldest and most basic in human evolution. Anthropologist Louis Henri Morgan expressed the discovery of pottery as the transition of humanity from wild to barbarous times. Pottery has made everyday life easier and beautiful for thousands of years. Pottery was found in various places of ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Indus and other ancient civilisations.
Bangladesh is a riverine country, having alluvial land. The primary component of pottery is soil. As a result, the use of pottery in the rural life of Bengal is widespread and diverse. With the help of clay-made dolls, zodiacs, statues of gods and goddesses, pottery of everyday use, designs on the pot from the ancient periods of Bengal have solidified this art as a part of the traditional heritage and culture of this country.