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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

This art exhibition is all about terracotta love

Working on Terracotta since the age of 10, artist Bhuvnesh Prasad presents his work in the Capital.

art-and-culture Updated: Jan 04, 2017 18:12 IST
Ruchika Garg
Ruchika Garg
Hindustan Times
Terracotta work by artist Bhuvnesh Prasad.
Terracotta work by artist Bhuvnesh Prasad.

An artist’s work speaks a lot about his journey. A ceramic show by Bhuvnesh Prasad, titled Terracotta to Ceramics, brings to fore his journey from terracotta to ceramic works. The artist, whose interest in terracotta began at the age of 10, believes in experimenting with the medium and is now dabbling in terracotta cookware, that draws inspiration from his ancestral home in Rajasthan where people still use the same.

Prasad’s works will be displayed in three series. In the first, Transparent Glaze, clay pieces are inspired by the forms and shapes in the universe. “This universe is full of forms in space, I have been doing forms and shapes for many years. I began with traditional forms that were done in my family but having assisted other ceramic artists I learnt that in pottery, we can achieve unlimited forms and shapes,” explains the National Award-winning artist.

In the second series, Love for Rajasthani Drums, Prasad creates clay pots that are elegant and delicate. His third series, Simplicity of Forms, involves playing with the architecture of the pots. “My work is a natural play between clay body, glazing and firing; with temperature ranging from 950-1050°c. I do not use any colour glazes. I create colour by using the technique of the reduction glaze – so in my process of creation there are no oxides and no colour,” he says.

  • WHAT: Terracotta to Ceramics
  • WHERE: Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan 35, Ferozeshah Road, Delhi
  • ON TILL: December 14
  • TIMINGS: 11am- 7pm
  • NEAREST METRO STATION: Patel Chowk on Yellow Line

First Published: Dec 11, 2016 19:43 IST

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