Block Printed Ceramic Items. Indian Motifs on Clay. Price Rs 800 for a pair and Rs 600 for the tray. Advertisements
Rs. 500 per handcrafted mug.
Drink in a Mug with your name/company name/favourite quotation on it. Great for gifting to a friend/client on b’days or for diwali !
Created at the Talking Clay Pottery Studio.
Inspired by Indian artistic motifs. Block print on ceramic. New designs from Divyam Surabhi this SummerMonsoon !
In a parallel reality, open science to drive innovation.
New students at the Talking Clay Studio last month. A lovely family of 6 visited the studio. A mix of Nepali and Swiss folk. Of varied age group. It was a first for the studio to welcome young people. 2 of the family are young and learnt the 3 basic handbuilding techniques – Moti (11) and Mary (15). It was absolutely delightful to show wheel work to Sabine and Khatri (Catharine). The 2 swiss sisters. They loved clay work and enjoyed finding a new activity to do together. They hope to learn further in Nepal/Switzerland. Here are some pics of the time we shared and their creations. You can see some of the work they are involved in in Nepal on their website www.himaal.org
Exhibited my art work at the prestigious Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; as part of a group show called Expressions in Clay (March 2017). And also at AIFACS as part of a group show – 20th All India Studio Potters Exhibition 2017.
Very happy to see products designed by me selling in stores now!
This is a design series developed for the brand Fabindia. These tableware products are now available at Fabindia stores worldwide. www.fabindia.com
Talking about the Talking Clay logo.
Talking Clay – ‘bolati mitti‘
Clay/ceramic products that talk to you.
Talking on ocassion with words,
If only you can hear.
On occasion attracting you,
Through their beauty, talking to you.
And also talking,
Speaking through their silence.
The 2 arcs and dot are representing the hands as they are positioned in meditation near the bellybutton. The practice of coming to the center.
And also of 2 hands (the arcs) and the dot (clay before it is thrown on the wheel. Endless possibilities. Potentality) – wheel work or centering on the wheel.
Talking clay participated in the Dastkar Design Fair 2017. 10 days of selling my products and interacting with buyers and other sellers of designer handcrafted products in India.
Some interesting conversations getting to know people and the concepts behind their brand.
One such interesting interaction was with Vinayak and Rameshwari (both are Nift graduates) at Cotton Rack www.cottonrack.com. A Jaipur based line of khadi clothing – simple, clean, minimalist, socially responsible clothing using a controversial word such as ‘sex’ to promote their brand. Well, cotton can be sexy!
Sedhantik promoting slow fashion with beautifully handcrafted scarves. The man behind the label Sidhant is a graduate of Pearl. He is a fashion designer and an ecoprenuer.
Handcarved wooden home accessories by the team at OrganicConnect based out of Shapur jat, New Delhi. Tanveen Ratti one of the founders has a passion for travelling and developing designer products.
From Almora, Uttarakhand came Vasunthi (my neighbouring shop at the fair) with hand-knitted woolens – Peoli. www.peoli.in
Hand-painted restored furniture by Molly Dhiman. Very thankful for this new friend. Who, just like me, does all this beautiful work by her own hand.See her hand painted restored desks at www.design5.biz
Some other interesting people and designer products I came across –
– Jeweler by Prerna Singh
– Health and wellness products by SpaVeda
– Another beautiful line of clothing by Har.Yarn.V
Ceramic Fest 2016 in New Delhi. We displayed paired tumblers and platters.
Glazed alike, these paired tumblers & tea cups maintain their uniqueness/individuality because of their different forms/shape.
This is one of my favorite topics to touch upon.
The universal which makes us all one and the same.
And the individuality which makes each of us special and different.
See the entire collection on our website www.divyamsurabhi.com