Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Clay - A delightful medium

Last year, you saw some of my Pottery work here. Time to share some more clay work...I have always been impressed with the Harappa-Mohenjo daro images-the hieroglyphics found in the excavation sites,...stories of Chanakya, who mentored and was a teacher to Chandragupta Maurya, and who was responsible for the creation of the Mauryan empire, the first of its kind on the Indian subcontinent,...and Buddha, the enlightened one. With these thoughts in mind, I tried to mold clay into squarish plates- cut-scratch-mold them before drying in the Kiln and later painting the design ....
...Buddha, the enlightened one...



...Chanakya...


...the Holy cow and hieroglyphics...


...the clay plates displayed in the family room...

Playing with clay is easy...Many pottery schools or workshops have a 1 or a 7 day session...where you can get the initial feel. The only thing to remmber is that this like many mediums requires lots of practice, patience and persistence. I love Pottery and playing with Clay ....it is such a joy to see something that you envision, you create, come alive...


Hope you enjoyed the post...until next time...Ciao


~ Anpu

14 comments:

  1. never once doubted your many talents anpu...you are awesome :)

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  2. Splendid creations just love the way u did with clay and the paint over that...coollllllll

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  3. Patty...I njoyed chanakya..:) lovely...what plates material did u use? or did u use clay on top of some square tile like stuff..I mean how is that...it is giving totally beautiful ethenic look to ur family room...

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  4. Absolutely fantastic!!!! "Playing with clay is easy..." Anpu dear, it is easy for an artistic person like yourself. For the rest of us, we prefer to admire the end product knowing full well that it has taken hard work and patience. Enjoying all that you and Patty put up.

    My3

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  5. Good work Patty. Loved the colors on Chanakya.

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  6. Wow Anpu, I am so impressed, they are beautiful:)

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  7. awesome

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  8. lovely creation specially the chanakya

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  9. Amazing.

    Warm wishes

    Anu

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  10. wonderful arts...specially chankya...great work!

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  11. wow these are amazing creations anpu.....love them all....

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  12. Beautiful creations Anpu!The chanakya is my fav. of all!

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  13. Each one shows the love of the creator, they are really gorgeous.

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