Elegance of clay
The solo exhibition, titles ‘Terracotta to Ceramics’ is all about the hard work done by Bhuvnesh Prasad- 2002 National award winner- where his perseverance and determination for ceramic work can be seen. Bhuvnesh today is still doing large terracotta pieces like modernistic terracotta bottles. In a recent innovation he has started experimenting with terracotta cookware because he thinks there is great potential in it. He constantly changes the clay content so that the different pots can be thin, light and elegant in finish.
The exhibition will showcase three section of his works named: Transparent Glaze and Reduction- in which just like the nine planets he is trying to show nine different types of work done through terracotta clay; Love for Rajasthani Drums and Simplicity of Forms - in which the architecture of the pots are simple and humble but confronted to generate grammar of shapes.
“My work is a natural play between clay body, glazing and firing with temperature ranging from 950-1050°C. In some of my works I have used the white glaze, while in some others that are terracotta shades, I have used the transparent glaze. 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,” affirms Bhuvnesh. In his work, Love for Rajasthani Drums, he constantly changes the clay content so that the different pots can be thin, light and elegant in finish.
WHEN: December 8 – 14
WHERE: Lalit Kala Akademi
TIMING: 11AM – 7PM