Ceramic Workshops for Young Adults and Ceramic Artists at Chaturdik/Graphic Studio 2, JKK

Kate Malone & Balls Pond Studio | England

Thinking Hands
Kate Malone is one of the UK’s leading ceramicists with an illustrious career spanning thirty years. Kate has worked to make her artwork accessible to enthusiasts of all levels and dedicates much time to sharing her expertise. The masterclass will be run by the Balls Pond Studio team and will introduce the participants to a “patchwork of skills and knowledge” that the team is eager to share. This will include exercises in mastering hand skills and control, coiling, slab rolling, press moulding, glazing, and glaze research techniques. There will be discussions on inspiration, and how ideas and observations translate into work. Participants, says Kate, won’t necessarily be walking away with one finished piece but with a collage of ideas generated through making, dialogue and knowledge sharing.

September 4th, 10am to 5pm
Location: Chaturdik, JKK
Fees: Rs.1500

Ange Peter | India

Haiyu Slipware
Ange Peter is an accomplished practitioner of the rare Japanese Haiyu Slipware. She initially studied pottery with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith from the Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry and then travelled extensively in South East Asia. She studied with Japanese master Shibata Masaaki, from whom she learned the Haiyu Slipware technique, which is probably exclusively used in Japan, and only by a handful of potters. Iron and white slips are used on wet clay, which is then pressed on to a plaster mold, embedding the slip pattern into the clay. Traditionally, the piece is covered with a heavy ash glaze and fired in a wood kiln. Ange will teach the first steps of making Haiyu Slipware for which she is known in India.

October 15th-18th, 10am to 5pm
Location: Graphic Studio 2
Fees: Rs.3500

Jane Perryman | England

Containing Time, Releasing Creativity
Jane Perryman is an internationally recognised ceramicist, writer, photographer and filmmaker from England. Her practice has developed traditional pottery making and firing techniques into a contemporary art form. She combines studio work with writing. Jane’s multi-media installation Containing Time will provide the inspiration for this masterclass. Participants will explore randomly found materials to release creativity using a range of media. This will include paper, frottage, text, photography and plaster. A collection of everyday organic and man-made materials will be used as a starting point.

November 17th, 10am to 5pm
Location: Graphic Studio 2
Fees: Rs1500


R. Siva Kumar and Sky Arundhati Thomas | India

Critical Writing Workshop in collaboration with TAKE on Art writing series


Raman Siva Kumar is an Indian contemporary art historian, art critic, and curator. His major research area revolves around early Indian modernism, with special focus on the Santiniketan School. He has written several important books, lectured widely on modern Indian art and contributed articles to prestigious international projects. Siva Kumar was awarded the Kesari Puraskaram for art writing by the Lalit Kala Akademi, Kerala in 2010. He has also curated major exhibitions like ‘Santiniketan: The Making of a Contextual Modernism’, and ‘The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore’ and retrospectives of important Indian artists, such as Rabindranath Tagore, Benode Behari Mukherjee (co-curated with Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh), and K G Subramanyan.

Skye Arundhati Thomas is a writer and editor based in Mumbai. She is a regular contributor to Frieze, ArtReview, Artforum, ArtMonthly and is Contributing Editor at The White Review.

November 15 – 18, 10am to 5pm

Location: Reading Room 

This workshop is free of cost. Find details here!