Iranian pottery biennial opens in Semnan

TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) -- Semnan, the Iranian city in the heart of the Dasht-e Kavir Desert, is currently playing host to the Ninth National Biennial of Contemporary Iranian Ceramic Art.

The opening ceremony, attended by a number of artists and officials, was held at the Komesh Cultural Center on May 30.

 

Semnan Governor General Ali Abdolallahi described pottery making as one of the ancient arts and said that he is happy seeing that the art is being further developed in the contemporary world.

 

The organizers also paid tribute to veteran potters Mohammad-Mehdi Qanbeigi and Mehdi Anusheh during the ceremony.

 

A total of 173 pottery works by 112 artists have been put on display during the biennial, which runs until June 28.

 

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