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ARTIST STATEMENT:

Pottery has changed my life. I studied Painting in oils whilst in college, but discovered, later in life, that my passion lay in working with clay. From the time I held a raw chunk of clay to the time I pulled it out from the kiln, the whole process has fascinated me. The fact that I can make something with my hands, which encloses space, is three dimensional and is functional at the same time delights me. Since I have learned how to depict images, I use my clay surfaces as a canvas. I am experimenting with combinations of different clays, and arriving at a clay that pleases me. Adding some materials in their raw state, I try to bring about an organic feel to my pots and platters. Trying to be as close to nature as possible. The thrill of opening the kiln to see the final results has not diminished, even after so many years. 

NAME :  INDU RAO

YEAR OF BIRTH :  21st DECEMBER 1953.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.A.  (FINE) FROM MAHARAJA SAYAJI RAO UNIVERSITY VADODARA.  1977

M.A. (FINE)  MAHARAJA SAYAJI RAO UNIVERSITY, VADODARA. 1979.

LEARNT POTTERY FROM SHRI DEVI PRASADJI. DELHI.

I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN DIFFERENT KINDS OF CLAY, STONEWARE, TERRACOTTA AND PORCELAIN.

I WAS A  RESIDENT AT JINGDEZHEN, CHINA, FOR A MONTH, IN AUGUST OF YEAR 2008.

EXHIBITIONS:  GROUP SHOWS:

LALIT KALA, DELHI,    'FACE TO FACE'  YEAR  1998.

AIFACS   DELHI,    'A POTTER'S FAMILY'   2001.

KILN MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SHRI DEVI PRASADJI.  2001.  

GALLERY 25 ANAND LOK, NOVEMBER 2003.

GALLERY 25  ANAND LOK, 2005.

INVITED TO SHOW AT VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, HABITAT CENTER.   

IN GROUP SHOW : 'MAATI'  FEBRUARY 2009.

INVITED TO SHOW AT VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, HABITAT CENTER.  

IN GROUP SHOW : 'TILES'  FEBRUARY  2012.

'TEA WITH DEVIDA',  ANANDGRAM.  OCTOBER,  2013.

OPEN PALM COURT, HABITAT CENTER   'EARTH TONES' FEBRUARY  2016

OPEN PALM COURT, HABITAT     'INFINITE EARTH'  DECEMBER  2017

INVITED TO SHOW AT HABITAT CENTER  IN GROUP SHOW:  'PHOTOSPHERE'    FEBRUARY  2019.

ATTENDED SEVERAL WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY INTERNATIONAL POTTERS/CERAMISTS IN SANSKRITI, ANANDGRAM.

PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL 'POTTER'S MARKET"  SANSKRITI, ANANDGRAM.

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HAD A SOLO EXHIBITION AT TRIVENI :

"CLAY MY CANVAS"

FROM 13 January 2020 to 23 January 2020.

Was Trustee of Delhi Blue Pottery Trust from March 2016 to April 2019.

PRESS RELEASE:

Indu Rao is an Indian Potter who has been working with clay for the last 30 years. She trained as a functional potter, however of late has been making pots that are more art pieces and believes she is influenced by Japanese pottery. Working in Stoneware, Porcelain and Terracotta, Indu Rao has participated in various group shows. She has recently had a solo exhibition, in Delhi, India.

Quoting Yuriko Lochan, an eminent artist, about Indu Rao's work.....

"Her creations reveal pictorial images with an abstract quality and randomness as an innate potential which ceramics possess. The viewer witnesses the subtle confluence between the poetical images and the material existence".

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