Working in clay is not what I planned.. I was destined for it..

"Pottery has been the biggest teacher in my life, because it has taught me about the virtue of patience: that there is a right time and a right stage for everything.

I think that working in clay is self rewarding

She was always fascinated to the brilliance and richness of art. After obtaining a degree in commerce, she took a course in fashion design and thus began her journey into the fascinating realm of creativity. Later she learnt to sculpt and her next tryst with the visual world of aesthetics was through photography where she learnt to capture the beauty of nature and colors of rainbow. She thirsted for more and discovered the romantic world of ceramic art. Her early training was with ardent potters: Mrs. Rachna Parasher and Ms. Manisha Bhattacharya. Ever since then, there has been no stopping and after exploring various mediums, ceramics is where Dipti’s creativity found roots and bloomed. Her work consists of wheel thrown pots in stoneware clay body mostly brushed with slips through which the drawings are incised (sgraffito). The process itself being slow and almost meditative imbues each piece with a sense of ritual to her.

Her eagerness and curiosity took her to Pondicherry where under the tutelage of internationally renowned ceramic artist Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith at Golden Bridge Pottery her dreams took shape. Experimenting with different clays, methods of shaping forms, and firing techniques, her ideas of clay shaping entered new dimensions. Dipti now works at leisure at her studio from where she also teaches other aspiring potters. She has numerous shows and workshops to her name in the short journey in the world of ceramics thus far. Dipti is also associated with German and French Embassy Schools, where she teaches pottery.She has worked on various themes, one of which was an exhibition, coordinated by Osho World foundation as a part of Buddha Jayanti celebrations, she explores another side that has often intrigued her – the spiritual world. The collection is dedicated to Buddha. Working on her favorite technique of sgraffito, she has explored various symbolisms associated with Buddha – the hand gestures, Buddhapada, lotus, songs and mantras, amongst others. Translating these onto the pots and slabs was as interesting as researching for the same. Her work, both low temperatures as well as high temperature ceramics is completely free of lead and is absolutely safe for daily use and also as oven-ware.“She likes the idea of the pots that she makes being used every day by people and for them to still be around when she not. Maybe in 1,000 years time they will be digging them up!" She aspire to incorporate beauty, simplicity, and harmony within her art while still expanding ceramic traditions, techniques, and perceptions. In this way, a greater sense of existence is evoked for each new object I that she creates. As per sDipti, Pottery is like meditation. It has its own world of textures, patterns, forms, and functions. Above all, pottery is romance with clay.”