Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Bridges - 2014

   When a young American potter visits India in 1970, and decides to stay back if a friend from California would come build her a kiln, is when a bunch of us get hooked onto ceramics like a slab of wet clay freshly wedged and slapped, onto the concrete walls of GBP. So much for visiting! I wonder if this thought ever crossed the young lady's and the friend's minds (considering our shenanigans)

Though my association with R and D has been very recent and minimal, I can see how graciously and generously they have shared the art of shaping and firing clay in all possible permutations and combinations from the past four decades and continue to do so. Been cited time and again, their influence on Indian ceramics and ceramic artists has set a benchmark on wood fired ceramics for a time to come. Period.

Nostalgia with Golden Bridge Pottery(GBP), is for me a very strong reflection of that space, time, people, and more so of Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith, on the days to come in future.

The ceramic show-Bridges, a small tribute to the influence of Ray, Deb and the Golden Bridge Pottery is being held in Delhi from 20 - 28 September 2014, at the Stainless gallery.
Catch it while you are in the capital city.










Mixed Media by Dharmesh Jadeja of Dustudio











Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Golden Eggs

The Golden Eggs is an adaptation of the widely referred to idiom and tale, ‘Killing the golden goose’.
This ironic representation of the non-existential golden eggs depicts materialistic greed and capitalism.

    GE1 to GE18 - 1.5" x 1.5" x 1" to 4" x 4" x 1.5" , Anagama Fired Stoneware





Monday, 7 October 2013

Domes

I look up and it exists. As if to suggest heaven, not the sky of our Earth. It's very loftiness implies an impending beatitude and peace. But, this colossal epitome of a dome could be perceived as; a far-fetched unattainable edifice of heaven, or, a film of recondite pleasure that is so humbly spread across as the sky.


    DM1 & DM2 - 4" x 4" x 6.5", 3.5" x 3.5" x 5.5" , Wood Fired Stoneware




Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Cylinder Jars

    CYJ1 & CYJ2 - 4.5" x 4.5" x 5.5", 4" x 4" x 6" , Wood Fired Stoneware

    Detail

    CYJ4 - 3.5" x 3.5" x 5" 

    CYJ3 - 3.5" x 3.5" x 4.5" , Wood Fired Stoneware




Monday, 19 August 2013

Moon Vases

    MV - 3" x 1.5" x 3" , Wood Fired Stoneware


               Detail


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Functional Ware

     This lot of ceramics is equipped with vases, bowls, platters, tumblers, jars, urlis etc... These varied forms comprising from massive jars to smaller vases, were made keeping in mind a person’s environment which effortlessly coalesces with his lifestyle whetting a sense of complacency.

    Twins


    BWLT - 6" x 4.5" x 2.5" , Wood fired Stoneware

    Detail


Smoke Fired Potlies

     Embellished by the smoke and the fire, the smoke fired pots are a product of rustic, yet profuse technique. The smoke firing involves smouldering of the shaped and burnished pots in a metal or a brick container, nested in a variety of textures such as saw dust, salts, copper wires and a bedding created from newspaper rolls. Having endured a firing for several hours, these pots evolve polished and opulently adorned by the flames.



SF4 - 3.5" x 3.5" x 6"  
SF5 - 3.5" x 3.5" x 5.5"
SF1 - 4" x 4" x 7" 
SF2 - 4" x 4" x 7"
SF3 - 4" x 4" x 6"