The Magic Of Clay
A joyous course smeared/smudged in playful mud where hands will learn to keep up with mind through shaping creativity in clay.
Join the “Zorba Pottery class” and let ‘The Magic of Clay’ captivate you to creativity in as many shapes as you like. It includes various elements of wheelwork, hand building, preparing the clay-wedging, to centering, pulling, glazing and firing.
Zorba Pottery Class – the only one of its kind in India-plays host to diverse ceramic activities and interactions with a blend of spirituality, both national and international. The programs include residencies, classes and interactive workshops.
- Regular beginners’ classes include: a basic two & three-month course, clay preparation, centering, wheel throwing, and hand building
- Special summer classes for Children between the month of May and July
- Visitors and visiting out-station potters can work on a daily basis at the ceramic studio
- Firing facilities are available throughout the year
- Residencies are organized via Utsav Mandir Foundation Trust
- Visitors can walk into a pottery studio and to the premises as well with prior booking
Benefits and Healing effect of Pottery:
The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries:
Increases optimistic outlook: Pottery enables for improvements in flow and spontaneity, provides an outlet for grief, and helps you with self-identification and self-expression, strengthen confidence and self-esteem.
Improve Focus: Pottery allows you to escape the worries of life and shift your focus toward your creation.
Exploring and Experimentation: Pottery helps you to express your creativity, expand who we are and how we connect to ourselves and the environment.
Strengthening Fine Motor Skill: The movement of making pottery is gentle yet strengthening to the hands, wrists, and arms. This can be beneficial to those prone to arthritis in the hands, as it promotes joint movement and dexterity.
Classes – Sat & Sun (Weekends Only)
Timings: 11 AM – 1 PM (2 Hours)
Teacher: Suvajit Mondal
I was born in Howrah, a town in West Bengal in 1990. As a child, I always had an inclination towards creative expression. The journey in the direction started officially when I completed my Bachelors in Fine Arts from Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2013. I continued to complete my Masters in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati (Santi nekatan) in 2015 during which I also got a National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture.
I was also selected for a student exchange program at Burapha University in Thailand which widened my environment and hence, my interaction with the world around.
2015 also marked the year for I was achieving the 56th National Award at Lalit Kala Academy in New Delhi. I work an instructor and studio-in-charge at Sanskriti Kala Kendra,(2016-2018) Ceramic center(a Delhi Blue Pottery venture). I worked as a visiting faculty in College of Art (2019- 20). Currently I am working in my own studio (The Potter’s Life) New Delhi.
Contact :- Ritvik – +918929510219 / Shubham- +91 9311902245