If you’re looking to add pretty plates to your collection, there’s a Pune artist that hand-paints ceramic tableware and serveware. Shibani Dhavalikar who goes as @by_shibani on Instagram paints designs that you’ll rarely find anywhere else.
A self-taught artist, Dhavalikar began painting small floral patterns on paper. Her combination of colours adds a lovely pop to the home accessories she paints. With floral designs, a few cats and some geometric patterns, you can buy a unique set to add to your collection.
The latest rage is her hand-painted ceramic custom nameplates. You can adorn these classic pieces on your front door and since they are custom made, there's always room for creativity. Whether you want your names written on these plates or add your favourite quote or life mantra, she can do it for you. Mainly, her style is floral and botanicals, but she often comes up with abstract geometric prints too.
From bright, colourful frames to kettles, plates, serving bowls, and other home accessories, Dhavalikar paints everything by hand. She mostly works with acrylics on wood, but her finishing touches make your buy worth it and make it look as if it’s been designed by machine. You can shop for wooden frames, ceramic plates, and teapots. All will look pretty as a picture in your home and we guarantee you’ll have envious guests asking you where you got your tableware from.
The price range is between INR 900 to 2,000. And, you can get something customised too, but there’s an additional design charge depending on what you require. Connect with Dhavalikar via Instagram direct message to place your orders. She’s also launched her own online store.