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CEAD launches first production of Ceramics handicraft, reviving Indus Civilization

June 26, 2014



Centre of Excellence in Arts and Design(CEAD), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology(MUET), Jamshoro has launched the first production of Ceramics handicrafts at Department of Ceramics, CEAD. The students under the supervision of Mr. Hassan Kashigar, Aslam Channa and Reema Chandio produced ninety items which reflect the peak of developed Indus Civilization. The production of Ceramics produced by students includes pencil boxes, paper boxes, pots, wall hanging pieces, tiles, calligraphy, seals of Moen Jo Daro, animal, birds sculptures and decoration pieces. The director of CEAD, Dr. Bhai Khan Shar paid visit to the concerned department where he was briefed by students that, the production has gone through several stages which includes formation of mud, white coding, scan and oxide colouring, glazing stages.

They told that in the end product was kept in gas, wooden kiln at temperature of 1050 degree for next 12 hours. Afterwards the production was decorated to attract the audience, they said. Students further told that production process went through coil, slab, lumb and press in mould methods. Director CEAD Dr. Bhai Khan Shar appreciated the efforts of students and congratulated to the supervisor for their collective achievement.

Dr. Shar said that it is our dream to save and promote our thousand years old civilization and handicraft thatís why we provided supervision to such efforts and it seems today that our students will bring our dreams come true. Ha said that each and every product made by students is extraordinary which can be used as show piece or for any other purpose, so, in this regard we will take all efforts to promote their hard work and skills.

The specialty of this production is that the ancient trends have been merged into modern trends and new ideas, thoughts and creation by students has much strengthened the beauty of ancient handicrafts, Dr. Shar said. He further added that the professional people working in different villages of Sindh will also be given information about new trends of ceramics and it is responsibility of our students that they play a key role to own, promote, save and further explore the ceramics field as others may also know about its importance. Dr. Shar said that ceramics is an ancient art of Sindh and we facilitate our students in every sense as they may be productive to enhance this field and popularize it all over the world.


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Source: Daily Messenger (Pakistan)


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