A design graduate (1994), i turned to clay immediately as I entered college. After a year at the Kanoria Centre for arts , Ahmedabad (1995) I trained at Golden Bridge Pottery learning production pottery (1997). This is also where i learnt a lot of valuable lessons of life.The time spent at GBP, Pondicherry is unforgettable.
Fortunate to have had some of the finest teachers including Jyotsna Bhatt, Nirmala Patwardhan, Ray Meekar and Deborah Smith, I was able to turn my fascination for clay into a full fledged profession.
Residencies in France(2000), United Kingdom (2003) and Bangalore (2008) became milestones in my own practice; nudging me forward as I explored the wonderful medium of ceramics. Over the years my interactions with fellow artists, contributions from my teachers along with my travels have fuelled my work and helped me evolve.
|Education||2004-05||Bridge Course (art history and aesthetics) M.S.University, Baroda)|
|1998/99||Ceramic Center, Baroda (community studio)|
|1997||Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry|
|1995||Kanoria Center for Arts (multi-disciplinary group studios)|
|1990-94||Graphic Design (Maharaja.Sayajirao.University, Baroda)|
|Residencies||2008||Mangrove Ceramic Studio, Bangalore|
|2003||Rufford Ceramic Centre, Nottingham (U.K.)|
|2000||VAAS, International art studio and Gallery (France|
|Awards||2018||The Grand Prize, 7th Contemporary Indian Art Biennial, Bharat Bhavan Bhopal|
|2017||Awarded the Senior fellowship (Ministry of Culture, Government of India)|
|2007||Awarded the Junior fellowship (Ministry of Culture, Government of India)|
|Artist Camps||2014||Bharat Bhawan ceramic camp, Bhopal|
|2012||Raku workshop, Baroda|
|2011||Multi media camp, Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Lucknow|
|‘Pre view’ ceramic camp at Samyala, Baroda|
|2009||Ceramic camp at ‘Uttarayan’ studios, Jaspur (Baroda)|
|International Terracotta Camp at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi|
|2004||‘Terracotta plates’ (Indore) ‘Mural making’ Auroville, Pondicherry|
|1999||‘Paper clay’ with Kristine Michael, Baroda|
|1998||‘Hand building’ with Robert Bussabager,.Mumbai|
|Work experience||2000-2012||Art resource and client relations co-ordinator (Gujarat) with contemporary auction house Saffronart.com|