Mt latest exhibition called 'Raw and Cooked' was at the Studio Eleven, Humber Street in Hull this summer.
St. Johns Barn Gallery - 2017 - part of a photographic exhibition
I have exhibited previously in artweeks in 2013/14.
My passion with clay and all organic forms evolved after many years of brush stroking techniques on bisque ware. I love creating organic forms, defying the normal structures of figurines, bowls or any other daily use items.
My approach to these sculptural forms tend to highlight the linearity of the female forms with the use of coarse textures that contrast with smooth glazes. Simulating terracotta colours on the skin to juxtapose with the minimal colours of the fabric, thus resulting in unexpected finishing effects from the firing.
I find that working with oxides, greens and blues give me a great sense of staying connected to the earth and water and my works emerge as grounded and minimal pieces that meld with nature. Groggy surfaces that contrast with smooth and crackle glazes.
- “I play with clay to form abstract, organic pieces which are inspired from shapes and textures of pieces unearthed from excavations of old civilizations”
instagram : #kashmiraskitchen
Contact via Messenger Facebook - Kashmira Patel , Facebook page
www.kashmiraskitchen.com ( although this website is dedicated to my other passion - cooking, I do have a ceramics gallery and a blog relating to both my passions!!