The Broken Promised

Is a political work by New Delhi/ Jaipur based artist Shirley Bhatnagar. It was created specially for the Indian Ceramics Triennale 2018 and was shown at the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. The work is a humorous take on election promises and statements made by politicians from all over the world. On display is an over the top dinner table, with fancy teapots, soup tureens and larger than life interestingly shaped tableware, however upon closer inspection we find that nothing is actually useable or functional. A large imposing teapot seated on a pedestal has a drooping spout which negates its main … Continue reading The Broken Promised

Telling sculpture through stories

inspired from the French Movie : 400 blows or Les Quatre cents coups There was a brief period as a ceramic artist a few years ago I became obsessed with the staircase motif in my work. I constantly thought and dreamt of stairs and ladders and thought of new ways to express them through clay. I threw bowls and put a ladder in them, made towers and abstract forms and boxes and slabs and more bowls and more forms with ladders, steps, stairs and pathways in them, trying to exhaust myself with this idea, and each time a work was … Continue reading Telling sculpture through stories