The exhibition has become an important event in the cultural life of the capital. Within two weeks the Tashkent residents and guests got acquainted with the national wealth of the country - ceramics in all its manifestations. The best works were put on display of the masters representing Rishton, Gurumsaroy, Ghijduvon Schools of Ceramics.
Most of them are not only true experts in their trade, handing over their experience and skills from generation to generation, but also academicians of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. One of them is Sharafiddin Yusupov, the ceramist in the seventh generation, who represents the Rishton School, Abdullo Narzullaev, the leading master of the Ghijduvon School, as well as the representatives of Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya, Andijon and other regions of the country.
The festival was crowned with the ceremony of awarding a group of masters-ceramists with diplomas ‘Guardians of Traditions.’
Erkin Rakhmatov was recognized the Best debutant, and the best jug-maker title went to Sharif Azimov. Rustam Usmanov was awarded for the promotion of ceramic art traditions. The title of the best in the ‘Traditions and Innovations’ nomination went to Abdulvohid Karimov. Akrom Isakov named the best young master, and Sharofiddin Yusupov was recognized as the best pattern painter.
Alisher Nazirov was awarded a diploma for the upbringing of a large number of students, and Abdulvohid Karimov - for his dedication to the craft.
At the end of the evening Alisher Nazirov, representing the Rishton School of Ceramics held a ceremony of ‘anjuman’ for Bunyod Yunusov. This ceremony of attaining the status of master the apprentice should not only be professional in his field, but also be spiritually educated man. After this ceremony the craftsman is recognized an independent master, and he can safely put an autograph or a stamp on the product he made.