Thursday, 30 May 2013

Surfacing contd..

               A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled: I went to Auroville in 2011, initially to work with an Architect. Auroville, which is about ten kilometres from Pondicherry, is a city located in South India. It is based on the vision of Sri Aurobindo Ghose and Mirra Alfassa, known as, 'The Mother'. I had chanced upon the founders of Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith. Things had since acquired an irreversible conspiracy. The fragment of the universe that I dwelled in presumed incidences that steered me to where I belonged; amidst clay.

 My first year of learning clay work involved mixing clay, throwing on the wheel and hand building. Wrapped up the course by glazing pots and firing a seventy cubic feet wood fired kiln, with three other contemporaries.

I went back for my second year of course in 2012 only to unravel the myriad marvels of clay. As of my teacher, he taught me in all respects an unusual agglomeration. Without teaching.






 Lola