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Women potters' works on display at Niavaran

TEHRAN, Sept. 2 (Mehr News Agency) -- The first exhibition of Iranian women potter's works opened at the Niavaran Cultural Center on September 1.

During the opening ceremony, secretary of the event Manijeh Armin commented on the innovative quality of the work of the new generation of Iranian women potters. She added that there remains great untapped ability and that the art has a potentially bright future.

She went on to explain that in the selection of the best works the jury is looking for evidence of perseverance, originality and skill.

Armin also asked officials to support women's pottery so that the industry can expand and be a source of financial benefit.

Artist Arab-Ali Sharveh spoke requesting that the educational system pay greater attention to traditional arts in schools. He praised the variety of pottery on show in the exhibit.

Cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization, the event will run until September 18. Several workshops have also been organized on the side lines of the exhibition.

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