BCB has been involved in developing links with India since the first biennial in 2009 when “Earthen Vessels” an exhibition of pots from Gujarat was presented at the Gladstone Pottery Museum. In 2017 BCB led a major project “Heart:Beat” in India as part of the Arts Council/British Council Re-imagine India programme marking the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The project exhibition was presented as part of BCB 2017.

In 2018 BCB entered into a partnership agreement with the Indian Ceramics Triennale to manage a programme of artists’ exchanges between our respective festivals. With generous funding support from Charles Wallace India Trust a ceramic artist from India will join the BCB festival in 2019.