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2nd October - 7th October '04 PREVIEW AT THE GALLERY ON FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2004 AT 6 PM



GALLERY 25 ANURADHA RAVINDRANATHAN
25 ANAND LOK, AUGUST KRANTI MARG
NEW DELHI 110049. TEL: 91-11-51641733

 

 


AN EXHIBITION & SALE OF CERAMICS

featuring the works of

ANAMIKA, CHINMAYI, KRISHNAMURTHY, ADIL WRITER

 


CHINMAYI

For twenty years in Germany, my field of interest and studies was social work and psychology. My search for a deeper meaning to life led me to Auroville in 1989. Since then clay has been my tool to concentrate and express myself. Only the birth of my son, Merlin, kept me away from the pottery for a year and a half. I am drawn by the endless offerings and discoveries that the medium of clay offers.

I will let our exhibits speak for themselves.

chinmayi@auroville.org.in

 

ANAMIKA

Stumbling upon clay more by chance than choice, ceramics has now become an increasingly important factor in my life.

There are several sources of inspiration for my work. One is beauty… Wherein I attempt to create a shape that is simple yet perfect, evoking a transcendental and impersonal beauty. The other is perspective through wall-panels where I explore visual and tactile depth. And finally, the element of surprise, taking everyday utilitarian pieces like tableware, out of context… and through this, revealing new meanings and interpretations

Working as a team challenges and supports me. Not surprisingly, it is with a song in my heart that I cycle to the studio every day!

anamika@auroville.org.in


 


ADIL WRITER

Production pottery, & studio line. The balancing act continues.

Joyfully!

How else can I explain the camaraderie I share with my colleagues in making and glazing production pieces at Mandala Pottery ?

Or the vibrant energetics of our colourful glazes and (sometimes) unexpected forms, that meet the open-mindedness of buyers to our rather unconventional approach to ceramics.

At the other end of the thin clay line, my “own” work continues to combine clays, oxides, glazes, scribbles, lyrics, …. Floyd, Supertramp, Inxs, Ferry, the Upanishads, Sri Aurobindo, ….…to construct pieces on or off the wheel; and what comes through, for me at least, reminisces a future untold.

For them to dig up some day and ponder over.

Really ponder over ! ;-)

adil@auroville.org.in or adilbw@yahoo.com

 

ABOUT MANDALA POTTERY

“Mandala pottery was founded in 1994 by Chinmayi, in the Dana Community of Auroville …soon after, Krishnamurthy & I joined in. Undertaking orders for tableware and developing our own personal styles and techniques, Mandala Pottery has grown steadily over the years.

“Adil joined us in 2001, and with his background, we have started delving into architectural ceramics…. undertaking commissions for myriad wall panels, tiles and murals.

“We work with wood and gas kilns and we fire mostly to cone 10, 1300 degrees centigrade. We also indulge in smoke firing techniques and raku. Krishnamurthy completes our quartet, lending stability and quiet to our workspace. We also employ three other helpers at the pottery. The chemistry of people is far subtler than the chemistry of glazes, clay-bodies or colours, and it matters to us that we remain a small enterprise.” ......Anamika

 
   

 
   

 

 

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