Sunday, August 17, 2008

On the potters wheel

It is always facinating to watch a pot take shape on the wheel. It looks easy too. But believe me, it is anything but an easy task. It is one of the most demanding task which requires concentration, attention to details and lots and lots of patience.

The marvel of something beautiful emering out of the most uninspiring lump of clay attracted us to the wheel. After a long battle with the clay and the wheel we got our basic cylinder just right. Never knew that getting a cylinder out of the wheel will make us so proud of ourselves.

From there the process was much faster and we started working on different shapes and styles. Our shared passion for abstracts started influencing our pottery too and we tried to bring in an element of abstract into our creations.

Our exhibitions on ceramic pottery Hot Perspectives 1 & 2 were the result of the recognition of our work on the wheel by the Directorate of art and culture, Sharjah.