Terracotta decors on display at Zainul Gallery

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:54, Mar 05,2017

terracotta home décor

Visitors look at displayed terracotta decors at Zainul Gallery. — Snigdha Zaman

Mowshumi Akter, a MFA student of ceramic department of Dhaka University, is holding her first solo exhibition featuring terracotta home décor items at Zainul Gallery in faculty of fine arts, Dhaka University.

Titled ‘Protichchhobi’, the show features around 40 terracotta works -- mostly decorative wall mirrors and flower vases.

Besides terracotta clay, the artist has also used wood in her works.

The displayed items include 24 wood framed terracotta mirrors and eight wood framed mirrors, a door décor and few vases.

The framed mirrors feature folk motifs and natural elements like peacocks, birds, landscape, female figures and musical instruments.

The door décor is the largest displayed terracotta work at the show. Small terracotta clay pieces have been connected using strings to make it.

‘I have tried to combine creativity and usefulness in the terracotta works. I hope that the pieces will be appreciated as artworks and used at homes,’ Mowshumi Akter told New Age.

The show will remain open till today.

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