Tuesday, June 7

Studio pottery workshop -Part I



A week ago ,I went for a studio pottery workshop in Dakshina Chitra, a foundation for preserving and encouraging arts and crafts in India. Needless to say,I had loads of fun getting my hands dirty with clay. There is something primitively fulfilling about playing with clay and mud. I had always assumed that it would be easier to use the potter's wheel rather than mold things with the hand.I was proved wrong and all our pots ended up like leaning towers.

Some of our misshapen wares.. The flowerpot in the foreground was made with the help of our instructor(hence looks good ;-)).Pic 2 is of the wheel.Nowadays,it is mechanized and runs on a motor.Back in the olden days,it was done with a manual wheel which had to be rotated by another person. The third pic is of one of the horses we made during the workshop. I am having some problem with Blogger ,so am not able to post more pics.Will post the next installment with more pics soon.







10 comments:

A said...

Awesome. Good to keep doing such things.

Veens said...

Awesome! I am sure it was a lot of fun doing all this :)

lifeunderthesky said...

wow! the pot and the horse look stunning... had been there a couple of months back but the little one wouldn't let me go anywhere:( more pics please..

Bikramjit said...

I loved the little Horse in the last pic .. you made them WOWO Kudos and clap clap clap clap


Bikram's

Suko said...

I think you are also a talented potter--these are lovely.

Bhargavi said...

A,Veens..It was superfun! Not to mention a little intimidating.

Life..The pot was made with the help of the instructor (!!).Will definitely post more stuff.

Bikram.. Made by one of other participants.I didnt take photo of my horse.

Suko..Far from it! I have the ridgiest hands ever.and thats a huge deterrent for pottery.

Asha said...

bhargavi, wish i too had been there with you. i so much love pottery and d. chitra.

Geeta said...

The horse looks beautiful.

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Ohhh...how I wish i could go to such a studio....Your pieces are lovely. I loved the horse.

Bhargavi said...

Asha.. I love the place too.I'm sure you'd have enjoyed it .. it was a fun experience.

Geeta..Thanks

Neha.. I'm sure there are people teaching pottery in every ccity.Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment.