A new future is taking shape. Our new building, located in South Kensington, is now under construction. Thanks to your generous support, we successfully raised the funds needed to break ground in January, and despite delays due to the pandemic, the foundations are now poured and we’re on target to finish construction in September 2021. We couldn’t be prouder of this shared accomplishment.learn more and make a gift
Making Place Matter is an ambitious exhibition, symposium, and publication that will inaugurate The Clay Studio’s newly built home in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, set to open in September 2021. As we begin this new chapter in our own history, the idea of ‘place’ takes on critical importance as we seek to understand and grow into our new home. Building a resonant conversation between clay artists and the commiunity of audiences in our new gallery, Making Place Matter will be organized around the complex meanings of place in our contemporary social conversation.learn more
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Meet our artists
Across the stages of migration, I have confronted levels of emotional and social complexities. The farther I am from my roots, the more I want to strengthen my connection to India. Through a process of observation and reflection on every day, grows the desire to house a cultural identity within my work. My work is an assemblage where past, present, and future layer atop history and memories.
My work is based in the combination of narrative imagery on hand built ceramic forms. But primarily I think of myself as a storyteller. The stories I tell are open-ended investigations of difference and otherness. They are ways in which I can explore the underlying emotional and psychological issues of discrimination. I am interested in what happens when people who are different come together.
I make pottery as an active participant in the coming together of people, sharing, and the enjoyment of food. Eating a beautifully prepared meal creates a celebration. I make pieces of service and I make interaction. I build my pottery using a range of techniques from the coil and slab to the wheel, responding to the mark of my hand in each. Form and surface are tightly intertwined, one setting up the other.
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