Nov 10, 2014

Big Clay Pots by Students

Students displaying their coil project
Two rock stars of my studio took a challenge of making big coil pot independently. Though it took each of them around 3 sessions, but trust me patience and excitement didn't fade away. Radhika Myra are certainly not of same age group but the spark and desire to learn new is always on top of their desire list. They patiently listens and grabs what i explain them and religiously adapt it in their creation and the result is in front of you.
It gives me immense pleasure to scribble about them in my blog as they are current rock stars of my studio. Now, im thinking what to teach them next as they have completed their respective levels and want to explore more. Happily Thinking and Claying!!

Day 1 of Coil pot

Yo yo..Happily building coils

Radhika building pot

Final touch to the pot

Celebrating Success

myra Scribbled her name and date at the back

Big Coil pot by Myra

Nov 7, 2014

Family Nameplate for Home

Terracotta Nameplate
Family Nameplate with Hangings
There was a spark in my eye when i opened the kiln and found this nameplate intact and safe. I made this nameplate with lot of love in my heart....seeing the bonding and love of this sweet family. I wanted to use a happy font so each alphabet is handcarved without the use of any stencil or mold. The little terracotta charms hanging at the bottom of nameplate are again handmade. I did not want to use the big hangings like i earlier use in my nameplate. All I wanted is to add  something small and cute that could make a jingling sound when they move and touch each other. So i decided to handcut a series of irregular shapes from a slab of clay. I was quite excited to check the installation,,,so we clicked the pics even before painting. so this one has to undergo final step with paints and brushes....till then Happy Claying!!

Terracotta Nameplate

Handmade nameplate
Unfired Clay Nameplate