Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crosshatched at Pan

A while back ceramicist Sandra Bowkett approached me about a 'cross cultural collaboration' with potters and NGO's from India. She wondered if panGALLERY and Northcote Pottery Supplies would like to be involved. 

"Yes" I said.

Time has passed, plans have evolved, visas granted (eventually!) and Crosshatched at pan is now in full swing. It's wonderful to be taking part in this inspirational project.

Last week Manohar Lal and Dharmveer made Indian mudka (water pots) the traditional way in the workshop space at Northcote Pottery, as shown in the video above. 

This week these beautiful vessels are being decorated, with much joy, by many talented Melbourne artists, to be auctioned to raise funds to build a more energy efficient kiln in Kumhaar Gram, India.

From 19 to 29 April panGALLERY will exhibit an installation of traditional mudka, available for sale, and the silent auction for the collaborative mudka will begin. 

The Crosshatched closing event takes place on 
Friday 29 April 6-8pm 
auction concludes at 7pm

Participating artists:
Jill Anderson 
S A Anderson 
Sue J Anderson 
Adriana Christianson 
Sarah Faulkner 
Ann Ferguson 
Peter Ferguson 
Deborah Halpern 
Fiona Hiscock 
Nick Howson 
Katie Jacobs 
Lene Kuhl Jakobsen 
Chris Pittard  
Mary-Lou Pittard 
Jan Saric 
Judi Singleton 
Truly Southurst 
Vipoo Srivilasa 
Chris Wright

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