About Me

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