“Clay is almost therapeutic to me,” she says as she works her hands firmly on the blob of clay placed on the wheel. “ Clay is something that you can speak to and vent out your emotions to, whether its happiness, sadness or anger.” After finding an emotional connect to ceramics and working with it for about five years, 27 year old Lucknow girl Vandita, married and moved to the craft capital of India, Jaipur.
Resonating with the city’s global yet local culture and in the pursuit of creating her own identity, she set out as an independent full-time potter an year and a half back.
A new age artist in the craft that dates back to Indus Valley Civilization, her pottery speaks the language of today. In collaboration with an artisanal home decor brand, Fanusta.com , she has handcrafted a line of contemporary and minimalistic yet utilitarian ceramics.
The series named ‘Gaia ’ meaning earth, focuses on carrying forward the functional nature of ceramic art in order to make it a part of every home.
Each piece, which is an outcome of this collaboration celebrates the subtle yet beautiful imperfections in hand made, the harmony in earthy tones and the distinguishing charm of utilitarian art. The collection is adorned with the artist’s propriety glazes which draw inspiration from the nature and its discrepancies.