“Kanika Sircar's ceramics are influenced by her interest in the meaning and effect of surfaces. She etches, carves and inlays her clay forms, layering them with images and pigments, her results so vividly depicted and meticulously drawn that even black and white lines may hum with the impact of color. In addition to making wall pieces and functional work, she explores the imaginative potential and intimacy of closed and lidded objects through series of boxes variously inspired by maps, textiles, calligraphic systems and a childhood spent in India.”
She took the time to show to patrons and me the details of her work. She removed the lid to a vessel to reveal a design inside. The test to create that emblem-like feature inside is challenging because one must imagine getting into the clay with a brush or application instrument, working in the confines of the object. Doing this and producing a precise outcome is masterful.
On other pottery, see the abstract design application. Contrast that with the incredible pair of bowls, one featuring tiny bird images on a cream background, and the other a solid bowl featuring brown, matching the birds. What an exciting display of functional ceramics.
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Waverly Street Gallery’s 6th Annual Invitational Show
Open Tuesday - Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 p.m.
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Entrance and parking on Waverly Street.
One block from Bethesda Metro station.