Ruby Jhunjhunwala is a noted ceramic artist, who started her own backyard studio in the late '80s. It turned into a mother-son project, and ADIPA Studio was born.
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What Makes It Awesome
Clay-work and pottery is more than just 'craft' - it's a beautiful form of art, albeit an under-appreciated one. Ms. Jhunjhunwala was one of the first dozen studio potters in India when she started out - and her dedication and perseverance to her art have certainly paid off. ADIPA Studio is famous for their customised ceramic work - particularly name-plates and gorgeous murals, which are made only on a commission basis.
Ms. Jhunjhunwala works to bridge the gap between abled and disabled people through her interactive clay-work project called 'Mutthi - a fistful of clay'. These workshops, in collaboration with Pune-born dancer Hrishikesh Pawar, take place once a month at the studio itself.
Like social norms, Ms. Jhunjhunwala's work is evolving, too. She's currently putting together an art installation called 'Woven Together', in collaboration with 42 different ceramics artists from around the world - along with her Mutthi pieces and Hrishikesh Pawar's dance group. This installation is intended for the Juneja Art Gallery in Jaipur, during the Ceramic Triennial in September.
What Could Be Better
As ceramics fans ourselves, we wish ADIPA studio would retail or expand their range of products - but we completely understand the ethos behind them not wanting to do this.
Visits to ADIPA are on an appointment basis only, and you can contact them via their website or Facebook page.