Arun has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Benaras Hindu University, 1992-96 in Pottery & Ceramics.
Work Experience:•He has worked as the CERAMIC INSTRUCTOR at Sanskriti Kendra, A Delhi Blue Ceramics Centre at Anandgram, Delhi, since 2006
Key Exhibitions:•“Mrittika -2” Group Exhibition at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 2014.
Ela Mukherjee(associated with TCC for the Pottery Barn Workshop conducted in collaboration with Little Black Book Delhi)
Ela Mukherjee has a master degree in English literature from Calcutta University. She was initiated into clay by her sculptor husband before she joined Ms. Rachna Parasher for further training in ceramics. Later she went to Kansas State University, USA (2006-07 ) on a Fulbrite Scholarship to do further study in ceramics, which was followed by Charles Wallace India Trust grant to go and work at Newcastle University, UK in 2008.
Ela was awarded Junior Fellowship by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 2000-02.
She has participated in various exhibitions in India and abroad.
She has been conducting workshops for last fifteen years and had done few overseas. She has been a visiting faculty in College of Art, Delhi. Presently she teaches as visiting faculty in design schools, apart from working in ceramics at her Delhi studio.
Somnath Raha(associated with TCC for Two-Day Foundation Workshop conducted by TCC in collaboration with AVID Learning, an Essar Foundation Initiative)
Somnath Raha did his BFA from Govt College of Art & Craft, Kolkata (2009) & MFA from Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan (2011).
He received Badhan Das Award for Best Ceramic Sculptor (2008) and Sunil Das Award for Best Ceramic Installation (2009).
Participated in•‘Inner-Eye’ Annual Art Exhibition, Birla Academy, 2003
1961-2015 (Manisha was the Senior Artist on our panel and had been associated with TCC since inception playing a key role in all our events - American Embassy School Workshops, Pottery Barn, Avid Workshops. We will be forever grateful for her support, guidance and friendship!)
Manisha Bhattacharya has been working in the field of ceramics for over two decades. She currently works out of her sky-view terrace-studio in Delhi. She has also been a Visiting Faculty at the Delhi College of Art. Manisha, a Fulbrite scholar, has received training from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University [2003- 2004].
The Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2001 took her to the School of Art& Design, Univ. of Cardiff. In 1992, she went to study under Jane Hamlyn in Leeds, U.K. on an Inlaks Grant. Manisha was awarded the Senior Fellowship [2006- 08] and the Junior Fellowship [1997- 99] by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
She learnt pottery from Deborah Smith & Ray Meekar at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry [1989- 90], Nirmala Patwardhan at Garhi [1984- 85] and Mansimran Singh at Delhi Blue Pottery and has participated in various exhibitions and workshops in India and abroad.•“Satyagraha – A Soul Force”, Spain & Durban/Johannesburg, [South Africa]