Path and Inspiration
Pratima, a contemporary British artist, is based in Hertfordshire. Educated in a school based on Mahatma Gandhi's school, in India has played major roll in to appreciate all art forms. Pratima's early career as a Microbiologist, requiring intense observation, has proved particularly useful skill to her, mainly, self-taught ceramic career. Inspired by her Indian heritage, she creates unique hand-built sculptures. A deep respect for all life forms is expressed through quirky and unique pieces.
Process and Practice
Each work is usually planned and thought through in regards to concept, narrative and techniques but the ‘happy accidents’ are always embraced.
Each individual sculptures are part of a larger collection or ongoing series, each one is uniquely crafted, becoming a stand alone work of art.
The texture is created using found objects and often include screenprinting. The sculpture surfaces are 3D clay canvas which are painted with underglazes and fired in the electric kiln to earthenware.