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Originally posted on Amrita Puniani:
Bowl set; Wheel work 2017 Stoneware 5.5 x 2.5 inches

Urn: Lessons for Glazing

A simple urn with a band of line carving both on the main body and its lid. Actually I should not have fired this piece in the first instance because its body weight is more than ideal. But I liked its shape and overall look so much that I decided to fire it to eternity….

Line Pattern Stoneware Vases (1/2)

Earlier this year, I created a series of 5 vases with simple line patters. 3 of those have now been fired. This is how they look: Untitled (2017) Stoneware 43cm x 15cm x 15 cm   Untitled (2016) Stoneware 39.5cm x 14.5cm x 14.5cm   Untitled (2017) Stoneware 39.5cm x 16cm x 13 cm

My Favorite Chakras

I really like this circular pattern. I call it ‘Chakras’. Concentric circles, with line pattern highlighting the path in every alternate section. Initially, I tried making this pattern on a closed vase. But it could not take the weight of its elaborate mouth and developed cracks.  So no vase. After a few months, I was…

Thinking aloud. Much Needed.

Its been 9 months of almost continuous pottery. Almost..because I have taken breaks to travel back to India to visit family, attend weddings, etc. As a  research analyst I had always loved holidays, finding one lame excuse or the other to take an off. But now that I am a potter, I do not like…

Ceramic Flower Pots

I have always loved glazed stoneware pots, but never bought them. They were more costly than earthenware pots. It feels good that I can make some myself now. Easy peasy! On one pot I scraped some clay to make a pattern and on the other I played with its rim. The flowers that now grow…

22. Demon Horns

I made a simple pot. Started trimming it when it was leather hard, or so I thought. While trimming I found that the base was too soft to be worked upon, and I was not so good at it. Result – Uneven base. I decided to discard the pot. Now that it was no good,…

Gond Art Sgraffito Coasters

Ahaa! Here I am writing a blog after months now. Ceramics is keeping me fairly busy, so no regrets. First of all, the good news. I got an approval for pursuing M.Phil in Pottery. Hurraaayyyy!! This, plus I am practicing pottery full time now. Pottery, fulltime, why? Many people ask me this question. I practice…

Ceramics Handwork: Finally got it right. Pheww!

There are times when we surpass our own expectations. This ceramics piece definitely felt like one of those. I still can’t believe I made this, and now I feel happy and nervous at the same time to have raised my own expectations. This is a handmade ceramics tray made out of a single clay slab. I…

What NOT to do in Ceramics

Failures are more common than successes while experimenting. Here is a damaged coaster set that taught me much about making and glazing ceramics. List of mistakes: 1. The lid did not fit after glazing. Should have accounted for the space glazing takes. 2. Should have scored and applied slip properly while making the coaster cover….

Ceramics: Another Beautiful Chapter in My Art & Craft Journey

“I want to try everything, I want to try even though I may fail.” Yet another art form that I wanted to learn. ‘Try everything’ is the mantra. I have always loved ceramics. So should I try my hand at it? Hell. yes!!! Andddd, here I am with my first ever stoneware wheel-work! How about hand-work? Of…