Cooking and pottery, anything in common? have a look!

My introduction to my cookery website mentions about being happy with myself and cooking being a meditative process. It is indeed, but when I am not cooking, I am often sitting in my conservatory, a makeshift workshop where my other meditational processes come alive using quite a contrasting different medium which is Clay!

The process of creating pottery pieces, sculptures using clay, glazes, oxides  is no different from creating culinary delights using blends of spices and other ingredients. Both need prep time,  a set of recipes, a vision, The outcome of both these processes can be either pleasantly surprising, as expected , or disappointing. Either way, if the process of creating your vision is what has made you happy, then you have achieved your ‘nirvana’ – the meditational process is over!

So, here besides sharing my travel and food stories, I would like to share my ‘pottery stories” in images.
let me know whether you see any connection between my two creations!

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Ganesh – glazed on a plaque

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Mosaic Ganesh using rough clay

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Finished product

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Modern contemporary vases

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Indian working women

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Contemporary sculptures

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All ready to be fired

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work in progress

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Moscaic bird bath – in progress

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Accentuating the curves – Ganesh

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Hide and seek between the clay and glaze

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Ganesh on a tile

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glazed sculptures..

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experimenting with glazes and oxides

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and the finale….

 

 

 

 

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