Introducing Art&Light CrockeryFriday, February 10, 2017
For the longest time now there has been a silent love affair going on between me and ceramics. My work till date has been all about colour and design. I love chroma and maximalism and that has been my comfort zone in a way. While exploring executable possibilities of how i could extend Art&Light's range of products to include ceramics, it became clear early on, due to technicalities of the medium that I will need to think differently to work with ceramics. Simplicity in design and colour would be necessity. No layering, textures, all the things that I normally love would not work here. People who have been following my work might know of my love for typography. So got back to the drawing board and after many rounds of sampling between 2 states and improvisations, here is the 1st of the two designs.
What I especially love about this series is that nothing is perfect. There are irregularities. Little specs scattered on the plates and crockery, not evenly. The edge of the plate has an hand-drawn outline. It is irregular. Because the products are handmade - there are slight variations and imperfections piece to piece.The quotes on these products have earned them a lot of love 💗
"Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things." ~ Chaim Potok
“It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.”
― Malcolm X
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."~ Henry James
""There is no sincerer love than the love of food."~ George Bernard Shaw
"Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity." ~Louise Fresco
Monochrome and simplicity. Yes, this does work for me. It is available on the online store. www.artnlight.in - Some of the products are limited in number, so please don't get disheartened if these specific products are "Enquiry only" Please do write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and your order. We will definitely get back to you.
Looking forward to hear what you all think about this collection.