Bhubaneswar: Clay will come to life at the Exhibition Ground in the city as the annual terracotta craft exhibition ‘Mrutikka‘, organised by the Directorate of Handicrafts and Cottage Industries, is all set to begin at the Exhibition Ground here.

Terracotta artisans from all over Odisha will be taking part in the exhibition. Around 80 stalls will be put up by artisans from more than 20 districts of the state.

Clay artworks like bells, candle stands, wall hangings, lamp shades, ornament boxes and containers of different shapes and sizes, statues of Buddha, different kind of masks, idols of Gods and Goddesses and other attractive decorative items are featured at the fair.

Main attraction of the Mruttika will be the diyas, as it is the celebration time of Diwali.

The objective of the exhibition is to provide a platform to the rural craftsmen to sell the products directly and interact with urban customers to understand their demands.