The art of pottery is perhaps as old as human civilization. Initially, it started with clay and then passed through stages of moulding various media like wood, stone, shell and metal before reaching the age of ceramic and porcelain. Bengal passed through all these stages before reaching the ceramic age. Ceramic industry took a formal start in this country in 1958 with the establishment of Tajma Ceramic Industries Ltd. at Bogra. Presently, the ceramic industry has come a long way. It is a booming sector and has huge potential for growth. However, the main hurdle in the expansion of the sector is the lack of power and availability of gas. Once these hurdles are addressed, the sector will reach new heights. Our cover story brings forth the potential aspects of the ceramic sector and shed light on the challenges that the industry is facing.