projects

New Wood firing kiln

For sometime I have thought of having a wood firing kiln but realized it would be a serious commitment and would lead to a new direction for my work, when are you ready for such an undertaking? The annual firing… Continue reading

Back in Australia

I have now been back in Australia for nearly 2 weeks. Finally, it seems my consciousness has reconected with my body and I am enjoying being back, working in the tin shed at Tallarook.

The last… Continue reading

Kumbhar Wada, Dharavi Mumbai

I have spent the last week with the Galwani Family. They are a 7th generation potting family living in Kumbhar Wada ( potters colony), Dharavi, Mumbai. This colony was established in 1932 with potters from Gujarat escaping… Continue reading

Stacks in Balance. A Story of it’s making.

The plan was to utilise traditional pottery techniques used  to create forms that we and others would decorate to create a series of related forms that would be threaded onto a vertical steel rod. Ann and I along with… Continue reading

Stacks in Balance

Stacks in Balance. A Crosshatched  project commissioned by  the Australia –India Councils  the celebrate its 20th Anniversary  and to be included in the Exhibition KINDNESS/UDARTA  at The Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre,… Continue reading

Chanyka Place Stacks 2 with Bhuvnesh Mantu Pradyumna and Pushpa

Early last week Mantu, Pradyumna, Pushpa, Ann and I met to work on pots made by Bhuvnesh at his workshop at Chanyka Place. We comforably moved into working mode enjoying working on tBhruvnesh finishing a piecehe beautiful forms made by… Continue reading

Stacks in Kumhaargram Working with Kalu Ram, Vidhya Devi, Sunita, Mahender and Seema. Potters and die makers Kumhaargram 3.3 2012

Kalu Ram and I with a  top matka die I am working on.Vidhya Devi making matka using our die.

 

Sunita with a small matka she has just made for Stacks 2

 

Recently sitting at Manahar Lal ( ML)  drinking chai, the home compound was visited by a familiar face. It was a man I had photographed extensively, with his family, working in extremely simple circumstances in 2002. He… Continue reading

First weeks in India

27.2.2012 I have now been in India 3 weeks. Ann Ferguson arrived last week and so we are about to start Stacks 2( working title). The plan was to begin this morning but a slight hitch so it is now… Continue reading

Tallarook Stacks detail

 

 Tallarook Stacks 

Just before leaving for India we installed Tallarook Stacks.  Crosshatched will be doing something similar in Kumhaargram New Delhi

Return to India

In a few days I will be returning to India. I have 3 months to explore Kumhaargram ( the village where Manohar Lal and Dharmveer live on the outskirts of Delhi) I intend to work with the potters  and… Continue reading