Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pottery in Delhi

Who doesn't love Pottery and Pottery items..I am not an exception to this..Dont you all love ?

A post based on an interesting article that came up in Times of India , named "Kiln Deep "nowadays they dedicate the fridays Weekend planner to Art and culture.They cam up with various options to study Pottery and to buy pottery and to enjoy pottering in Delhi...It made an interesting read and thought it would interest my readers too..


They did definitely mention about "Saundhi Mitti " And about Ruchira Bhatia...and her online pottery studio..
Scour the streets of Delhi's Mini Alwar to pick the best ceramics.In the  vicinity of Kumhar gram,near Sainik Vihar,it houses 700 families from Rajasthan,Alwar shapes a great chunk of ceramicscape-decking all the fairs and even five star lobbies.To familiarise even better with this talent hub,Indomania cultural tours have initiated a day tour of this pottery village,in association with South Asia Foundation,an NGO working for crafts people.  To tell you about the tour,it starts early morning,during Summer to avoid the heat,preferably  around 6 or 7 am and concludes by 10.30 am.They have a small souvenier shop as well..
Visit them here:

 Potter Mania
  TOI lists the professional potters in and around Delhi that give great frist hand experinces in its own.Sheila Hashmis studio,Meena Vohra in Noida and then the MAATI SRIJAN:The clay studio in IP extension,a gallery space and a store showcasing pottery pieces,including those made in their own classes and studio spaces.

Then there is the Delhi pottery studio in safdarjang enclave equipped with wheels,kilns both gas and woodfired.There are also special weekend classes and special summer batches.They also run a ceramic centre in Sanskriti kendra,Ghittorni.A month long pottery course in the beautiful environs of SANSKRITI at an affordable cost of Rs 1500 is absolutely worth it.So just make clay when the sun shines!

 my very own from Bridge Pottery,Pondi

from Bridge Pottery,Always gets filled with flowers...on all ocassions and otherwise
Information courtesy: Supriya Sharma,TOI

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Onam and its myriad moods at home

 The mood as Onam approaches is one of optimism and hope and beauty through the lenses of my camera.


Optimism and truth
Formless divinity

Reuse and Recycle
Unconscious Beauty
Floral Pattern
Pots and Patterns

Old Saris to Curtains
Love for the old
Some lovely Onam thoughts

Images and Ideas by Lakshmi Arvind.
Please do not use without permission.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

India Modern

A much loved article from the magazine "Better Interiors" written By Lathika Khosla. A few excerpts from it which goes on to say about the Modern India. The Architecture is the showpiece in India now. Volumes are left free to enjoy the space. The old-world roof and structure have been maintained, yet contemporized with new surface finishes.

If one chances upon a resort, or a restaurant or a shop, there is old and new at the same time. India like many other Asian countries have been a much loved destination for Indian inspiration. The arches, the mellow colours of sandstone and ochre and the pillared verandahs have been architectural muses, the carvings, the fretwork, patterned and woven textiles and the art has been much loved by the Indophiles as well as all those within the country who love the traditions..

Traditional techniques are lauded, because there is purity of creation as in the way an interior looks finally..

Somewhere along the way India Modern has begun to turn from Euro-centric devotion to Asian living as an inspiration.

More and more there is greater intent on not only global colour, but colour and ethos so regional that it fuels our hunger for embracing what is our own as own..

Lathika Khosla is on the board of colour marketing USA and the founder organiser of Colours India. She is also the founder director of Freedom Tree, a wholly Indian Colour led lifestyle brand and she has her own studio called Freedom Tree Design that undertakes colour consultancies and assignments..

Image Courtesy: Better Interiors
Text Courtesy: Lathika Khosla

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Published-Article on Tropical Flowers - Prismma

An article of mine published in Prismma, September edition. Pages 234-238.

Thanks to Prismma.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Published-Thank you Prismma

A personal note to Prismma and all the people associated with it and a huge thanks to Rekha Nambiar, Editor, Prismma.

I am grateful for giving me the opportunity to showcase my home in your esteemed magazine and the huge applause I get from various corners of the electronic world.
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