People

aadhar started its operations in the month of November 2002 and is based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. aadhar is the Brain Child of a individual (Avni V. Varia) hailing from a traditional family of potters educated in design, later joined by committed professionals who, in their respective fields, may be considered remarkable authoritative. Teams’ expertise is in Designing, Training, Management, Product design, Research, Textile, Film-making etc. A passionate urge to uplift traditional crafts and craftsmen is the common factor that team of aadhar share as a driving force.

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Avni admires the great culture of her home country and its rich legacy of arts and crafts. Her surname, Varia, actually refers to the familial line of traditional potters in the northwest Indian state of Gujarat. Avni has over 12 years of experience teaching and managing art, craft and design projects. She is keenly interested in using her extensive management skills and knowledge to enhance the status of traditional craftspeople and artisans. She has initiated various projects through ‘aVni’ A Social Enterprise. She was formally educated in India in numerous aspects of design and design education, and subsequently received her MA in Arts and Heritage Management from London Metropolitan University in London.

Later joined by committed professionals who, in their respective fields, may be considered remarkable authoritative. Teams’ expertise is in Designing, Training, Management,Product design, Research, Textile, Film-making etc. A passionate urge to uplift traditional crafts and craftsmen is the common factor that team of aadhar share as a driving force.

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