I love ceramic art. Always have. And I call it an art because that is exactly what it is. It takes hours of meticulous design coupled with craftsmanship to create each ceramic piece and that love for the process and the craftsmanship shows in Nitara's work. Nitara's founded by Karishma, a fashion design grad who took her life-long passion for ceramics and turned it into a brand that reflects her love for the craft.
What drew me to Nitara was its beautiful designs. I have to say I absolutely love minimal designs, and Nitara has a contemporary and minimal aesthetic that I'm completely on board with. With playful designs that don't follow the rigid structures of what you expect a bowl or platter to look like (staid squares and perfect circles), Nitara's products draw the eye with their patterns - think black-glazed pieces with intricate edging or abstract starry grey-glazed serveware. Each piece is handcrafted by artisans in and around Kolkata and Nitara is committed to ensuring fair trade practices as well as sustainability. They take care that their products are eco-conscious down to the plastic-free packaging.
Plus Nitara's prices are actually pretty affordable considering that these are all made by hand. Expect to shell out between INR 700 to INR 2,000 for their pieces. They are open to customisation too.