I am a ceramic designer and maker based in Reading, Berkshire. I make small batch objects, tableware and lights in my studio located in the scenic grounds of Yeldall Manor, outside Reading. Clay is my forever muse and medium.
I am drawn towards the unexplored aspect of a material and its processes and lean towards being non-conformist in my visual aesthetics. Handcrafting timeless, simple objects which stand the test of time brings me joy. My work is an essence of my Indian heritage juxtaposed with my life in England.
Conceptually, at one end I enjoy the visual aspect of illustrating moments of my life. This line of work is translated as surface design on homeware and tableware. All of my tableware is either wheel thrown or slab rolled by hand and crafted to compliment the illustrations I draw.
At the other end is the need to mull, think, absorb to push the so called limitations of clay as a material to make objects and sculptural lights.
An award winning fellow of Charles Wallace Scholarship Trust Award (India) from British Council, I have been working as a designer for close to 25 years, first 10 of which were spent in India working as a designer for design houses like Good Earth Studios, Ishika Tableware, Piramyd Retail stores etc.
Since moving to the UK, I set up Imbyou, a design gallery to curate and promote British and Indian designers on various platforms between UK and India.
As a designer, I have showcased my work at West Elm, Liberty Store London, Clerkenwell Design Week, Handmade at Kew to name a few.
Some of the shows I have done are listed here-
Oct 2021- Solo Exhibition at Liberty London, London Craft Week.
June 2021- Group Exhibition at Hepworth Wakefield Gallery (virtual)
Oct 2020 : Facilitated Ikai Asai at London Craft Week, London
Nov 2019: Raw Collaborative, India
May 2019- Henley Arts Trail
Nov 2018- Event at West Elm, London
Nov 2018 -Exhibition at Liberty of London Store, London
May 2017- Henley Arts Trail
Sept 2017- London Design Festival
Dec 2017- Henley Arts Trail Christmas showcase
May 2016- Clerkenwell Design Week
Oct 2015- Handmade in Britain
Dec 2010 – 100 Hands, Design and Craft Fair , Bangalore, India
Dec 2009 – Group Exhibition with Artcore England at Derby Christmas Fair, Derbyshire.
Aug 2009 – Group exhibition at Beyond Gallery in Ahmedabad –India
Dec 2008 – Solo Exhibition in Bangalore at Sanctuary (high-end Home ware store in India)
Dec 2006 – Group Exhibition (launch of the brand Fodo-ga) in Bangalore
I believe my journey has only just begun. The more I explore, the less I know! I invite you to walk with me on this path. We just might find something exciting to talk about.
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