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madhavi kolte

Member Since 30 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 30 2013 11:54 AM
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In Topic: Do you have a favorite ceramic surfacing technique that you use to enhance mo...

18 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

Yes, I use the coil technique to enhance the surface of my works.

In Topic: Did you start with pottery by accident or by design? | April 22, 2012

15 July 2012 - 06:10 AM

well i was studying law...following my family profession. nobody around me ...as a matter of fact even me...did not think of being a sculptor in clay. there was no chance of looking beyond what my parents wanted me to do...be a lawyer! there was always a inner drive to find myself something...to express myself..coz i am also a very introvert person. i found myself a place where i could go and paint a couple of days during the week. hardly did i know that my teacher, who was an amazing teacher ....was also a potter!! one i happened to notice this section behind hhis studio where i painted.... i requested for a few lessons from him and the day i started....there was no looking back...i would easily loose track of time...I really have great respect for this teacher who understood my quest and my interest and took me seriously to teach me everything about clay...today i am soo thankful to him...!! so how do i put it ...by accident?...yes because did come across the medium by chance....but also by design..because a child i always very creative...i made the most innovative greeting cards for my loved ones to express my affection towards them...

madhavi kolte

In Topic: exposed coil work

16 April 2012 - 02:15 AM

Cannot help with your problem with coils but would like to say your work is amazing! Your first picture reminded me of an Arum Lily - they grow wild close to my house.

Hi Heidi! Thanks. I really appreciate your comment.

In Topic: exposed coil work

12 April 2012 - 07:23 PM




Would like to see one of your spagetti forms. sound real interesting. do you have any pictures? Ain't clay fun Kabe



sure, here is one that i have attached. infact i would really appreciate if you could give me your feedback.[attachment=1054:IMG_3128.JPG]



Thank you for sharing. Sorry I took so long to thank you. Been real busy. I agree with the other posts. Your work is beautiful, like nature, a fungas or a coral from the sea. must take a lot of time to construct a piece. I don't do a lot of coil work so I can't be much help. sometime I will take a piece that I have been working on and when I am done I will put it in a plastic bag and let it set a day or so , so all the clay can equalize in moisture content. Then I'll take it out of the bag for a few hours and then seal it back up and then do it again the next day. I repeat this process until it is dry I think this helps it to shrink evenly and thinner pieces don't crack and separate from the thicker pieces. Also when you are working on a piece that takes more time, the early parts of it are getting dryer than the part you are working on. I do not know if that would apply to what you are doing or not. Just a thought. ain't clay fun Kabe


you are absolutely right about drying the piece gradually and also in my case the part worked on earlier dries up but the gives my piece the strenght to bear the latter part...so it is fine.

In Topic: exposed coil work

12 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Madhavi ............ I primarily do sculpture work but also do exposed coil pieces. I will use coils in several different ways depending on what I would like to accomplish. Sometimes I will incorporate coils into the sculpture. Your posted work is very interesting. I would like to see more. Thanks for sharing.



hello wayne. i'm glad you liked my work. certainly i can share a few more pictures...Attached File  leaf (new).jpg   60.23KB   80 downloadsAttached File  IMG_3136.JPG   127.7KB   81 downloads