On completing my post graduation from the Delhi School of Communication, little did I dream that I would be communicating with people with something as sterile as clay.
Abandoning a career in commercial communication for a more soul- fulfilling occupation, I was first exposed to the medium through a studio potter in Kolkata. Thereafter, wanting more guidance, I trained under Mansimran Singh at Andretta Pottery, Himachal Pradesh and later honed my skills under Ray Meeker in Puducherry. In 2007, I was the artist- in residence along with Isabelle Roux at Beaucens, France.
All this has had an impact on my philosophy-simplicity of life-embracing it with all its beauty contrary to the jaded, complicated urban living of the city!
I am greatly influenced by nature and its myriad forms. There is movement and dance everywhere and this is what I attempt to convey through my work. I hope my works sings.
The ancient technique of smoke firing adds to this, with the dancing flamescelebrating life!
Teaching pottery adds to this as it makes me push myself further. Moreover, students specially children bring about delightful and innovative approaches to clay and its process.