Charan Sachar is one of the talented people I met serendipitously on Facebook and so glad I discovered this talented potter.
Charan, who now lives in Seattle, has lived in India for a significant part of his life where his mother ran a boutique designing clothes for brides and bridesmaids. The colors, fabrics, embroidery and designs he came across then has had a strong impact on his work now.
He uses a combination of techniques such as wheel throwing, extrusions, slab constructions and alterations to create his forms. Each piece is then further decorated free hand with underglazes and slip to give it the textured feel of embroidered fabric. Some pieces go through multiple firings to give it more depth of color and texture.
Platter for Crackers ~ Serving tray
Oktoberfest Beer Stein ~ Big Coffee Mug
His work also reflects his love for Bollywood movies and his fascination with life in India. He strives to give life to clay, decorating it with Indian influences keeping functionality and uniqueness in mind.
Love the detailing in his work!
Dancing Divas~ Inspired by Bollywood.
Charan says,'Pottery has given me the much needed respite from the monotony of everyday life. Working with clay and giving it form feels as satisfying as organizing and bringing peace to all the chaos that is there around me.
My goal is to continue to work with this medium to create art work which is cherished for life.'
We wish him all the very best in his endeavor:-)
(images by Charan Sachar)