Manisha Bhattacharya has been working in the field of ceramics for three decades. She is a visiting Faculty at the Delhi College of Art. Manisha was a Fulbrite Scholar to Alfred Univ. 2003-04; The Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2001 to the School of Art & Design, UWIC. In 1992,she went to study under Jane Hamlyn, U.K. on an Inlaks Grant. She has also been awarded the Senior Fellowship [2006-08] and the Junior Fellowship [1997-99] by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. She learnt pottery from Deborah Smith & Ray Meeker at Golden Bridge Pottery in Puducherry [1989-90], Nirmala Patwardhan at Garhi [1984-85] and Mansimran Singh at Delhi Blue Pottery. She has participated in various exhibitions and residencies in India and abroad and given presentations on Contemporary Indian Ceramics in Turkey, Greece and Pakistan. She was part of the curatorial team for Mrittika I and II, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal and Bridges, New Delhi. She currently works out of her terrace-studio in New Delhi.