Talking Clay Pottery Studio Delhi is now open. We are taking pottery classes on all weekdays and weekends including Sundays. Contact us to get details about fee and courses offered in South Delhi. Learn the art of pottery making!
We had 2 enthusiastic girls over this weekend. 4 sessions including hand-building and wheel work. Done over 2 days. It was great fun getting to know the 2 of them during our tea/coffee/lunch breaks.
Here is what our students say about the classes –
Puhoop says, “Working with clay and being introduced to pottery was the best experience possible! Each technique was taught so well and our teacher was really open to our perspectives and encouraged us to both ask questions and create whatever we felt like. Really would love to be back to learn more!”
Another student, Tanvi, says, “It was fantastic. We learned something new, about clay and even our selves and got to know a supremely wonderful teacher. Will surely come back when time allows
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.
Talking Clay Studio, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India announces it’s summer 2017 art residency.
Potters/Ceramic artists are invited for an art residency this summer to Dharamshala. If you enjoy the mountains, rivers, pine forests and working with clay, then this is for you.
14 days – 24th April to 7th May 2017
Stoneware clay, 1280 degrees firing, Electric kiln
Work on the wheel or just hand-build your art!
Rs 12,000 Cost inclusions – Accommodation, Studio Fee, Clay, Glazes, Firing
2 artists share 1 quaint village cottage with basic kitchen (shown in the picture). The studio is a 30 minutes leisurely walk from the stay place.
Cost exclusions – Food, Travel
Apply – 4 Artists, Selection on first-come-first basis
Apply early at firstname.lastname@example.org
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