The Vase @Fabcafe

As part of our project RACU (Restaurants and Ceramics Universal) we have been exhibiting ceramics at the Fabcafe, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India.

Handmade Ceramic Vases
JANUARY to MARCH 2019

We have curated some beautiful vases at the Fabcafe, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India. These are expressions in ceramic by 8 ceramists from the city of Delhi NCR. Please contact Divyam at +918527402164 if you wish to purchase the vases.

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1. Alpana Gambhir: Celebrating love with raku.
2. Divyam Surabhi: Blue wedding vase. It’s quite an unusual method to create a pot and divide it into 2 halves. I tremendously enjoy putting the dots on this vase. The name ‘wedding’ because I am a bride to be (Dec 2019).
3. Priyanka Sharma: A vase is one of the most natural forms that emerges out of a potter’s hands on the wheel. It is also amongst the most ancient shapes that can be traced back to the oldest civilizations. Yet it is fascinating because it still offers limitless possibilities. I love to experiment with vases, not only with their shapes but also with countless ways in which I can express my freedom through glazes.
4. Rekha Bajpe Aggarwal: The inspiration is melting rocks, as if pulled out from the inner core of molten lava within. The form is very organic and the effect of melting ash gives it an eternal feel. It is fired to a high temperature. It is recommended to use this vase for dry flower arrangements only.
5. Seema Kalra: Every now and then I like to challenge myself…and this double walled vase with cutwork is the result of one such moment. As a functional art piece to be placed on your centre table by itself or for an ikebana arrangement.
6. Shehla Hashmi: Outer surface is engraved. Have used a white matt glaze as flowers of any colour will look alive in it.
7. Sneh Sharma: Bottle shaped vase with irregular fluting. Simple blue glaze flowing down the uneven surface.
8. Supriya Kanwar: This particular piece is wheel thrown and I have used stains and glazes. It’s a high temperature stoneware pot.

India on my plate @ Fabcafe

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AN EXHIBITION OF CERAMIC PLATTERS

July to Oct 2018

We invited 6 ceramists to create platters on the theme ‘India on my plate’.
These are being displayed at the beautiful restaurant Fabcafe in Vasant Kunj, Delhi, India. The theme was inspired by the healthy Indian food that the cafe wins awards for. A plate full of India – India on my plate. Here is what the ceramists created and have to say about them. 8 to 10 inch platters, priced between Rs3000 and Rs5000.

  1. Alpana Gambhir: The Indian art of alpana on a traditional Indian thali. That’s my India on a plate.
  1. Ambika Mehta: Warli Tribal Art. Warli art is a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra, traditionally created by the tribal women. Tribals are the Warli and Malkhar koli tribes found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in western India…Warli paintings are painted white on mud walls.
  1. Divyam Surabhi: The Ashoka Chakra from the flag of India is the inspiration behind this platter. Having 24 spokes representing – hope, love, courage, patience, peacefulness, kindness, goodness, supreme wisdom, justice, truthfulness… I hope each of us is blessed with these qualities.
  1. Seema Kalra: Shibori – This platter is a part of a series inspired by the craftsmanship of Indian artisans who are incorporating Japanese shibori techniques to create contemporary hand dyed fabrics.
  1. Shehla Hashmi: India has varied vegetation in amazing forms and textures which I like painting on my platters. I have used under glaze to paint the leaves. On top is a clear glaze fired to 1280 degrees.
  1. Shreya Alok Gupta: India is full of beautiful textiles with handmade designs that are block printed, woven, embroidered together. It is this intricately handmade feel that I have tried to capture on my plate with a traditional block print design which is being used to print on cottons since many centuries in India now. After all, what other material than clay can one use to keep this textile craft alive and remembered; because ceramics itself has a life of more than a thousand years. The design is called a ‘Paisley’ and to make it three dimensional on the plate, I have slip trailed it and glazed it with a traditional ash glaze.