October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
It’s been a time of staying at home, with nice big bags of clay, pottering with my fingers and palms to shape these labyrinths which fascinate me, and drawing new yoga asanas onto paleo/caveman platters. These are about the most ideal things to make right now from home, because they are sturdy enough to withstand the bumpy ride from house to Gaya’s kilns without too much stress. And I like how substantial they are in the hands, and plonked onto a table surface. Still more to come in the next firings – but I wanted to share these first!
The Way is Paved with Stars – Star Labyrinth with Face (Woodfired) – 16cm across
Standing Forward Bend Long Platter (Woodfired) – 36.5cm x 16.5cm
Mermaid Round Platter (Woodfired) – 29cm across
Camel Platter (Woodfired) – 19 cm across
Shoulder Stand Long Platter (Woodfired) – 12.5cm x 30cm
Seated Forward Bend Long Platter (Wood Fired) – 12.5 x 30 cm
Baltic Labyrinth (Woodfired) – 31cm across
Silence is the Language of God – Labyrinth (Woodfired) – 19cm across
Clover Labyrinth (Blue Glaze) – 24cm across
Baltic Labyrinth (Hagi Glaze) – 31 cm across
All Roads Lead To Om – Labyrinth (Blue Glaze) – 25 cm across
Baltic Labyrinth (Black Gold Glaze) – 27.5 cm across
PS: All are available for sale. Message me for more details :)
December 20, 2013 § 4 Comments
In September 2013, Gaya hosted a workshop with Candone Wharton focusing on surface textures and raku firing. It was an engrossing experience and quite revelatory for me – I found that I love working with textures and pattern, and what better way to do it than with the batik stamps used here in batik production! Personally I love Candone’s work, so I let her work influence me in all its textural glory :)
Days 1 & 2: Tried making boxes like how Candone does. She creates a weave pattern entirely with practiced hands, using nothing but a cake decorating metal edge.
Red Top Boxes
Day 3-6: Because I love to throw on the wheel, I worked with combining thrown forms with textured bits
Day 7: Went crazy with all the stamps in the studio and made this!
And here’s a pic of me plucking pieces out of a piping hot kiln:
You can see the fire from pieces smoking in the tray at the back!
November 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
October 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
The first wave of yoga drawings I came up with was years ago, back when I first started practicing yoga in Kuala Lumpur. That was probably 2007 or 2008. While I continued to practice, I wasn’t that inspired to draw more… pottery was my focus for most of the time. But having to travel (which was a joy and a huge privilege) meant that I was away from the wheel for more than 3 months, with good chunks of time in my hands and I started drawing and painting again. It seems to have opened the flood gates, and I am happy to share with you three new yoga drawings that will be coming out as prints in my etsy shop in the next week! Here are pictures of the originals, untouched up and wrinkled paper and all.
These days I love coming up into warrior one. Just don’t like holding it too long because my knees start hurting! The effort it takes to sweep my arms up is what inspired the spiral shell background for this. And I love the courage of Paulo Coelho’s words ‘From now on everything is sacred’.
Kurmasana / Tortoise
The tortoise goes into his shell and looks inwards at his world… I wanted a sense of the spaciousness that comes from looking inwards. And eyes everywhere on my back. That’s what tortoise feels like for me!
Sigh… this is a purely aspirational drawing. I am still way far away from hanomasana. But I am visualising it ;)
Next, I want to share with you the mandalas I drew while I was at Lanserhof, Austria!
June 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
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