It is often said and even more firmly believed that “When you put your hands in clay, there’s a good chance that you will never want to stop”. How I got into pottery is still a mystery to me. I remember visiting one of the exhibitions and getting completely fascinated by the shapes and hues a pot could consume. And that is what got my hands dirty(quite literally).But even after this melodramatic sudden rush of creative yearning, it took me 2 years to step out of the rut and go in for the plunge.
Well I did it and how I love it! It's not just the creative fulfilment that comes with every pot I make, but also the inner silence that I live and experience in holding the clay by both hands, giving my thoughts a shape. It is almost like creating an entire universe with the touch of your hand. Come and join me in this peaceful and fulfilling journey with clay.
I have been part of various national level exhibitions along with a lot of craft shows across India. Winning the prestigious All India Studio Potter’s Biennale at AIFACS (All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society) in 2017, came as a welcome boost as being an artist in India isn't the easiest of professions. But for a potter, their reward is the immense peace and satisfaction that comes with being one with clay. What I now know is that I have been blessed with a life - long friend (a high maintenance one though)... and immersed in each other's love, we are on a journey, unraveling the mysteries about each other.
I love wheel throwing and experience immense joy and peace while making wheel thrown pieces. Sgraffito and hand painting my pieces with under-glazes is also something I enjoy doing. I experiment and play a lot with my glazes too, trying to bring uniqueness to every piece I make. I work out of my small home studio.
I love having visitors in my studio, so feel free to come over for a cup of chai, coffee and some clay pe charcha.