Studio Potters’ Market
Studio Potters’ Market
The Studio Potters’ Market is a festival within a festival. During the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, the garden behind the Max Mueller Bhavan serves as the venue for over 40 contemporary studio potters from across the country to showcase handmade ceramics.
Here, the craftspersons converse, collaborate and interact with visitors. At the Studio Potters’ Market, there’s a potter’s wheel for visitors to try their hand at the craft, ceramics to paint, live demonstrations to watch, and a chance to witness a traditional or contemporary ceramic artist create a life-size sculpture.
The market, which was launched in 2009, will return after a two-year break at the 2023 edition of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Mumbai
1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Area. It is situated about 30 km from CST Station. The domestic airport is in Vile Parle East. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal used to be the old airport called Santacruz Airport, and some locals still refer to it by this name. Terminal 2 or the international terminal replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as the Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai easily available from other airports. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.
2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains to note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto and the Konkan-Kanya Express.
3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Getting to Mumbai by bus is the most economical for individual tourists. Government-run, as well as private buses, operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Carry summer clothes to beat the humidity in Mumbai.
2. Sandals, flip flops, sneakers — wear comfortable shoes and ensure your feet are summer-ready too!
3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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