An ode to clay art
Ceramic at its best... . Pic. by R. Ragu
CERAMIC VASES shaped by a whiff of the Orient, by forms of Nature and by Zen-inspired minimalism create stunning silhouettes at an exhibition of Ceramic Vases curated by Shalini Virmani at "Cinnamon," 27, Shafee Mohammad Road, off Nungambakkam Road.
While clay craft has been raised to heights of polished perfection, quite literally in some of the pieces a fusion of pottery and embellishment such as concentric grooves gives many of the vases a sense of movement.
Black, white, beige and mud are the predominant colours of the vases shaped as the bottle gourd, the pumpkin, the plain cylinder or the rising plume or even a Japanese dining table! Polished almost to create a glass-like look are the midnight black "hammered" pieces. The "wood collection" comes in a host of shapes and sizes and mimics the textures and grains of wood. The "combed collection" has fine lines etched on the surface and has an uneven textured appeal. The "dash-collection" is in polished matt black relieved by creamy dashes. Along with "Ceramic Vases" Cinnamon also celebrates creativity with another exhibition of Chanderi saris. The collection is superb, ranging from elegant "sherbeti" coloured plain saris to zari-embellished Chanderis in a rainbow hue of shades and elegant motifs. Both exhibitions are on view till tomorrow.
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