When Maiwa wrapped up the masterclass on Feb 3rd we made a special announcement to the participating artisans.
The Masterwork Challenge.
Create a masterwork using skills or knowledge developed in the workshop for a value of 20,000 rupees. A single piece that will break new ground. The artisans have six months to complete the work. With an allowance for trans-atlantic shipping - that should mean that we can mount an exhibit of the finished pieces toward the end of the 2011 Maiwa Symposium.
What do you get when you give a challenge like this to a group of the best artisans in India? We don't know yet, and we can hardly wait to find out ...