Oct 24, 2016

Handmade Terracotta Diwali Diyas and Tealight Candle Holders

Its incredible to see when a lump of clay is turned into an art piece by potters :) A pot goes into several stages before it is finally ready for use. From designing to creation, firing, painting....there goes so much of effort into the creation of a terracotta lamp. Sharing few design ideas for making terracotta lamps for diwali..they are simple yet look beautiful. All these tealight lamps are made with hands without the use of mould, potter's wheel. These are made

Oct 22, 2016

Bisque Firing Session for Students

Diwali is always a special time when students wants to create and gift handmade pottery pieces to their loved ones. So for this Diwali, we organized two bisque firing session amidst unpredictable weather condition. Like always, the almighty Sun God blessed us with a sunny weather and we had an amazing day. Both the firing sessions were special and gave us the fantastic result. Here is the glimpse of the beautiful day and night...Happy Claying :)

Diwali Workshop for School Children

A skill based pottery workshop was organized for a group of students from Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas School located at Sector 21 Noida. The objective of the workshop was to introduce handbuilding pottery to students and train them to independently create decoration potter pieces for their upcoming Diwali exhibition in School. Children were introduced to the complete pottery process - starting from preparing clay, rolling, shaping, finishing, designing, and finally bisque firing (baking) the pottery pieces.

Team Work at School
Team of budding Potters

Every year these kids create different craft item and sell them in their Diwali exhibition. This year they chose to create terracotta pottery. Children independently created and painted various decoration items, such as lotus shaped incense stick holder, various decorative hangings, windchimes, turtle shaped candle holders and much more. Children created more than 100 items in total using terracotta clay. All these pieces were bisque fired in the upla bhatti and the results were awesome. Wish i could manage to click pic of the final exhibition day. Take a look at some of the creations of students.
Happy Claying :)

Pottery samples created by students for Diwali exhibition

Students Setting Up Bisque Firing for baking terracott pottery pieces

Oct 1, 2016

Handmade with Love

Few weeks back, a young girl called me to book a pottery workshop. She sent me a picture of lamp that she wanted to create for her fiancĂ©e. It was a beautiful cube shaped lamp made of MDF wood with hearts carved on three walls. The special thing about this lamp was that on fourth wall a name was beautifully carved  (Laser Cut).

She wanted to create similar lamp with Clay with just initials and few hearts. The idea was when lamp will be lit, the name of the person should be reflected on the wall. So we opted for mirror writing wherein alphabets are written from right to left and are reversed too.

She finally made a beautiful lamp with her sheer dedication and hardwork (inspite of being little unwell). I was happy that she could make what she aspired for and that too in such short period of time. She inspired me soo much that now even I want to surprise my hubby with a similar love lamp ;)
Happily Lovingly Claying :)

Sample Lamp Made with MDF Wood and carved using Laser machine