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It Takes Two to Tango!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Featured Slider, Pottery Painting | 0 comments

It Takes Two to Tango!

These are small terracotta pots painted and decorated with handmade painted clay flowers, glitter paint etc. The base paints were shimmering contrasting colors – green, blue, red and yellow. I made roses out of clay and painted them. These handmade clay flowers on the two pots are alternatively placed (pink and yellow are interchanged) to create a pair (it takes two to tango :)). Sequins of various shapes, rhomboid mirrors and designs with glitter paint also adorn these pots.

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Ornate Terracotta Pillar

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Ornate Pillar

Ornate Pillar

 

This looks like a cross between a decorated pillar from a palace from the past and a fabric with rich Indian traditional designs. Bright colors and vibrant, glittering designs all speak of this rich and beautiful mix :). I had a lot of fun working on this one and while I let creativity flow, I tried to keep the boundaries clean and crisp so that the contrasting colors could shine through. Couldn’t resist glittering gold paint to enhance the richness of the bold colors used.

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Black and White and Traditional

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Black and White and Traditional

Black and White and Traditional

 

The title speaks for itself :), I chose black as the base and white as a contrasting color for the designs on this one. The shape of this pot is like a very traditional “handiya”  that people used to keep butter and milk in, way in the past (even now you can see some shops keep sweets in such “handiyas”). So to keep with shape, the designs on this are also inspired by Indian traditional decorations seen around huts, small temples etc.

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Maroon and White

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Maroon and White

Maroon and White

 

Yup, does the name get more pictorial ;)? The base color I chose here is maroon and used white as a stark contrast to make the designs pop.   I chose to paint simple designs and let the beautiful contrast of colors to speak for itself :).

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Soothing Pink

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Soothing Pink

Soothing Pink

Soothing Pink

Pink is my favorite color and these days comes in a variety of shades with names occupying a whole range from  “Hot Pink”, “Shocking Pink”, “Tickle Me Pink” , “Baby Pink”  to the straight forward “Light Pink” or “Dark Pink”. I call this decoration a “Soothing Pink” as this pink seems soothing and also the shades used for the accompanying blues, greens etc. also seem soothing, quiet-ish but elegant. What you see here is one “Deeya” (earthen lamp) placed on top of an elongated terracotta pot. The base paint is of course “soothing” pink and the designs are done with other soothing colors and are traditionally inspired curves, dots, flowers and rhombi…

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Aquarium

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Aqua

Aquarium

 

The way the potter made this one, this pot had ripples on its own. So naturally, I thought of doing something related to water and then thought of making this as an inside-out aquarium. So I used a shade of blue for the base and added meandering silver-white lines to further accentuate the ripples. No aquarium is complete without the aquatic flora and fauna :), so I made some colorful fishes out of clay and some sea plant like clay objects and attached them to this inside-out aquarium. I especially like the pink fish on the left swimming away from view :).

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Avatar Inspired Garden

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Avatar Inspired Garden

Avatar Inspired Garden

Avatar Inspired Garden

Liking a movie or not is subjective. One might not like the story and the characters, while someone else might. I wasn’t fully enamored by the story or the characters in Avatar, but the creativity and detailed work that was displayed was simply superb! This one is inspired by Avatar. Blue! Naturally, the base color chosen is Blue. A purple ribbon of color which has golden boundaries and silver dots for decoration drapes it. I made flowers and leaves from clay and painted and decorated them in bright colors and put a touch of glitter to match the decorations on the base. This is my Avatar Inspired decorated Terracotta pot :).

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Royalty

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Royalty

Royalty

 

This is another small terracotta pot that I painted and decorated. I really like shimmering colors for the work on terracotta pots, reminds me of royal kings and queens from the yesteryears :). I used copper and yellow-gold like colors as base ones here and decorated with glittering green paint and put dots of different colors. I made roses, leaves and another flower using clay and attached them to the pot. A yellow satin ribbon with a green glittery line drawn on it is draped around to add to the “royal” look :).

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Rustic, Earthy

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Rustic, Earthy

As a kid we traveled long distances in Indian trains, which went through many villages with small huts in which people lived. While not big or fancy, these huts were decorated with love and traditional designs. That was the inspiration for the rustic designs and texture I painted on this terracotta pot.

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The Majestic One

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

The Majestic One

This is a small terracotta pot that I painted and decorated. I love these two base colors, had a lot of fun working on this base coat of majestic, light shimmering purple with a combination of shimmering yellow for the central part. I decorated it with flowers and leaves I made from clay. Also used sequins, decorative mirrors, glitter paint etc. to add more detailed designs.

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Pillar with Flowery Vine

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

 
 
 

Pillar with Flowery Vine

I used cream as the base for decorating this small terracotta pot, which makes the candy cane inspired vine wrapped around it and the brightly colored flowers and leaves really pop. I made the vine and flowers out of clay and painted pistachio shells as leaves.

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Roses on Black

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Roses on Black

I painted the base color on this small terracotta pot black and then painted delicate white lace like designs on it (with shimmering red and green dots). Made flowers out of clay and painted them. Made leaves by painting pistachio shells that way. I created the stalks for the flowers out by painting and cutting the stalks from a tree that way. Golden colored lace circles on the top and bottom outline the bunch of flowers and leaves between the beautifully. There are also some silver colored glitter used to create more designs on the top and a circle at the bottom to match the white lace like design overall.

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Rangoli

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

I painted and decorated this small terracotta pot with bright contrasting colors and some glitter paints. Then added a colorful flower and leaves I made out of clay. The design on this is inspired by the bright colors used in various forms during festivals in India. It has panels/sections of different base colors and similar but different design on each panel.

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Terracotta Dressed in Gray

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Terracotta Dressed in Gray

I must have worked on this one during one my dark moods or maybe it was just that there were dark gray clouds in the sky that day and oh boy it rained a lot that day! After I did the gray paint coating, I decorated it with petals/flowers I made out of clay and painted those with bright, somewhat glittery yellows, reds and greens for contrast. Also did some delicate lace like designs with glitter paint on the top and bottom.

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The Garden

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

The Garden

This is another small terracotta pot that I painted and decorated. The inspiration for this one was a layered black frock I once had. The layers had shimmering boundaries. So I painted this one with a black base and added parallel shimmering circles around the pot. Then I decorated it with colorful flowers, leaves and butterflies just like they would be in a garden. These I made out of clay and painted.

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Rose on Black

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

I like experimenting with putty, roses and terracotta – they are one of my favorites. This terracotta pot has a rose made out of putty on its side. Although, making a rose out of putty is always fun, it is not so easy to have one on a clay pot. I have to delicately hold the freshly made rose on the pot for a while with glue applied, so that it stays permanently. In addition to the black background, I applied some glitter to the pot to compliment the presence of the rose.

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Terracotta Copper (Leaning) Pillar

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Terracotta Copper (Leaning) Pillar

I used a copper color for the base paint for this small terracotta pot. Decorations were done using glitter paint, flowers made out of clay, painted pistachio shells etc. This reminds me of shiny, ornate pillars from palaces shown in Indian movies :), except that it is leaning (I like this quirkiness).

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Mini Pillar

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Mini Pillar

I used a copper color as the base paint for this small terracotta pot. Decorations were done using glitter paint, painted jute etc. . This reminds me of shiny, ornate pillars from palaces shown in old Indian movies :). I named it “mini” pillar because there is also a taller copper colored pillar: Terracotta Copper (Leaning) Pillar

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Maui – Decorative Terracotta Pot

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Maui – Decorative Terracotta Pot

I used a shimmering, pearl like mauve color as the base paint for this small terracotta pot. Decorations were done using glitter paint, designs painted on pistachio shells etc. . I call this piece “Maui” off of the base color Mauve and all the decorative elements and the colors somehow remind me of the fun elements of Hawaii as I have seen in pictures :).

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Tea Time

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Tea Time

Tea Time

This is a zari, glitter and acrylic color on a traditional tea cup! Shades of white on top and bottom over a layer of black mark the boundaries. I have used zari and glitter to decorate the area in between. Do you see pistachio shells? Yes, they are partially coated in read an blue over and below the zari strip. I have tried to portray the signature of tribal art through the special shading strokes of white.

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Delicate Petals

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

I painted the base of this small terracotta pot navy blue and decorated it with glitter paint and couple other things. The pink stripes you see are from the net like thing that apples and pears are individually packed in these days (rings any bells?:)). The main decoration though is the two flowers that I made out of clay. I made the petals really thin – as they are in reality for these types of flowers. This was the tricky part – making the petals that thin. They are so thin and delicate that even after the clay has hardened, the petals are malleable and I think in a little bit of a strong wind, the petals might move like that of real flowers! It was really fun working on this piece.

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Orange and Blue

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Orange n Blue

Orange n Blue

I thought of decorating this almost perfectly spherical terra-cotta pot with bright colors. Orange and deep blue instantaneously struck a chord. After setting the base colors, I added symmetric designs on opposite sides using clay and glitter.

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Lamps – with a Rosy Touch

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Lamps - with a Rosy Touch

Lamps – with a Rosy Touch

Earthen lamps are of great significance when it comes to worshiping in India.
This lamp stand which has two lamps is suitable for being lighted either for the purpose of worshiping or as a welcome lamp used during traditional occasions.

This piece is made up of a couple of things – the structure itself is made up of two kulhads (earthen glasses – typically used for having tea in rural areas) placed on top of each other. I have used clay to make the roses. The roses compliment the beauty of lighting the lamps.

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