Saturday, September 09, 2006

"JaydimaNnina Kale"

I LOVE working with JedimaNnu !!! Well.. JaydimaNnu in Kannada just refers to Clay ! Once the clay items are baked /fired in the kiln, they are called TERRA-COTTA ! so... Here are a few of my Terra-cotta works i did a few years back. Its so much fun getting your hands all messy with a brown sticky stuff all over your hands! :)


My Cute lil' Terracotta Elephant all set to go for the Dassera prosession!!


Enjoyed working on this box so much... Etching each of those desings when the clay was Leather-hard and then filling up everything with a white paste called 'Engo'. I love it !


Am so crazy about diya's. I love seeing a LOT of diya's lit together. Made four lil' diya's and put them all together like this! It looks very pretty when lit!!


Another lil' Diya with the form of the parrot. I love birds as most of you already know looking at my paintings. As soon as i saw this piece.. i wanted to make it for myself too !! :)

15 comments:

;-p r a b u! said...

loved the parrot diya the most - which does not mean i love the rest any less! and i notice the stage design for shooting them for us! cute! :-)

nice to see, atlast, mitti opening up, eh ? :-)

MEROPS said...

hey Prabu.. Thx! :)
Am glad u liked them... all my old works itself, nuthing new. yes! the stage set-up... a dupatta spread over a stool to give it a dark background! hehe! Not all tht bad..no?!! :)

Sree said...

Suvi.. they are SO lovely! I have never tried my hand at terracotta stuff.. does this mean we can easily make the earrings and such we go crazy about, by ourselves!?

;-p r a b u! said...

sree, take my answer instead of suvi's! you just can make every dazzling dangl;-eeeEEE! you want for your ear! or ofcourse, *i* could deck you up! :-p!

suvi: i probably have not seen that parrot diya. looks fresh and brilliant! keep it going, though.

MEROPS said...

hey Sree and Prabu... That's right you can make anything u want! :) Your own designs..however! My friend Minu and i had put up a stall a few years back..mainly terracotta jewelry! went on very well infact! :)

gautam said...

Ahhh.. woman you been living art huh ?
Kewl work :-) ..
- Gautam

Rooma said...

Amazing work sangitha!!!!!! how do you work with teracotta????? Some tips please.....

shilpa said...

You are an amazing artists. Loved all your posts. Just superb. Wish I could meet you when I was in Bangalore.

MEROPS said...

Well Thank you.. Gautam, Rooma and Shilpa !! :) Am glad u enjoyed the works! Will bring more to u ppl soon ! :)

Manisha said...

OMG! You are amazing! I loved the elephant. I loved the diyas. The box has just such an earthiness about it that it's incredible.

How long does it take you to do each piece?

MEROPS said...

hi Manisha.. Thank you so much!
It depends! like the Elephant and the box took about 3-4 days. It can be done a lil' faster too, with practice. Diya's are just a days work.

Padmini Satish Kumar said...

Very nice pictures !

Shilpa said...

Amazing work....Loved your elephant and diyas.Ive tried with clay ...but not to this perfection as you.Can I see more of your work in Bangalore?

Shilpa said...

Loved your work....the elephant and the diyas..CAn I see more of your work?Do you have any studio/center in BAngalore?

MEROPS said...

Hello Shilpa.. I mainly work from home. Am a freelance artist and now a days its more like i do things for them when they place an order and stuff. I also conduct Workshops.. so if you are interested do let me know ! Thank you so much ! :)