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International Ceramic Forum & Exhibition of Ceramic Products to take place in Uzbekistan
11 June 2022
International Ceramic Forum & Exhibition of Ceramic Products to take place in Uzbekistan

"International Ceramic Forum and Exhibition and Sale of Ceramic Products" will be held in the Rishtan district of the Fergana region, Uzbekistan in September 2022.

As we know, Rishtan is a center of Uzbek pottery and ceramics, with its talented artisans mastering this skill throughout the centuries. Beautifully ornamented colorful ceramics and pottery works have been a valuable part of Uzbek culture and history. The forum is symbolically organized in Rishtan in September of this year.

Uzbekistan will host this event in accordance with the resolution of the President of Uzbekistan “On holding International Ceramic Forum and Exhibition and Sale of Ceramic Products” from 23 August 2021.

The forum aims at to widely promoting the traditions of Uzbek ceramic and pottery that have been forming throughout the ages, the preservation of traditions and schools of pottery of Uzbekistan at the international level.

The expansion of scientific research in this area, exchange of international experience, the creation of new jobs and the stimulation of talented craftsmen of Uzbekistan are also what the event intends on.

A scientific and practical conference "Preservation and development of traditional ceramics: problems and solutions" will also take place within the framework of the forum. Various competitions of ceramic products, master classes of foreign and local masters, folk festivals, a concert program, exhibitions, screenings of art and documentary films about Uzbek pottery will also be organized as a part of this colorful event. The participants and guests will also have a wonderful opportunity to have excursions to workshops and other events covered by the forum.

Best ceramic and handicraft artworks will be selected and rewarded at the end of the event.

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