BHOPAL: Shampa Shah has been conferred with the first 'Jyotsna Bhatt Ceramic Award' by Gallery Arch and Rubamin Foundation, Vadodara. The award carries a cash component of Rs 3 lakh. Shah has been working in the field of ceramics for the past three decades.
She was selected by a four-member jury consisting of Jyoti Bhatt, Vasudevan Akkitham, Christine Michael and Nupur Dalmiya, director of Gallery Arc.
She was picked on the basis of projects that were invited from the artists. In her project, Shah talks about the stories related to soil and potters from across the country in the form of a book. She will prepare ceramic works on the stories, which will be exhibited in an exhibition to be held on March 3 next year at Gallery Arch, Vadodara on the occasion of Jyotsna Bhatt's birthday. Late Jyotsna Bhatt was one of the most prominent signatures of the Indian ceramics world.