We feature a lot of videos and articles on Ceramic Arts Daily about making ceramic art that goes on top of the table, but what about ceramic art that is the table top? I think we are due for some of that. In today’s video clip, an excerpt from her DVD Creative Tile Making, Angelica Pozo demonstrates how to make a cut tile mosaic tabletop.
Jali screens are traditional architectural forms used in Islamic architecture to promote air ventilation or create semi-private partitions between rooms. While in school for ceramics, Pakistani potter Muhammad Hassan Kashigar, decided to embark on a project that combined traditional forms with contemporary ideas. What he came up with was his own take on the tradition Jali. In today’s post, he takes us through the process of creating one of his beautiful screens.
The surrealistic nature of dreams and childhood memories motivate the
manifestation of the drawn, sculpted and painted images of my forms. I
am drawn to an aesthetic that is both visceral and detailed. I intend
for image, color and clay to exist as a harmonious vehicle that can
generate stories for the viewer.