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Aarti Vir

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About Artist

Aarti Vir studied painting for six years before spending three years at the Golden Bridge Pottery. She returned to her hometown, Hyderabad- India in 1999 and set up her studio, making oil fired salt glazed, sometimes functional, sometimes sculptural work.

She has apprenticed briefly with Micki Schloessingk in Wales and Sandy Lockwood in Australia.

She has spent two months as artist in Residence at the Gaya Ceramic Art Centre in Bali in 2012 and six weeks in Fuping , China, with a group of 17 other Indian ceramic artists to set up the Museum of Indian Ceramics there, in August- September 2013.

Her work has been exhibited in India, Japan, Australia, USA, Bali, China and South Korea.
She is currently making wood fired salt glazed work.

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  • About Artist

    Aarti Vir studied painting for six years before spending three years at the Golden Bridge Pottery. She returned to her hometown, Hyderabad- India in 1999 and set up her studio, making oil fired salt glazed, sometimes functional, sometimes sculptural work.

    She has apprenticed briefly with Micki Schloessingk in Wales and Sandy Lockwood in Australia.

    She has spent two months as artist in Residence at the Gaya Ceramic Art Centre in Bali in 2012 and six weeks in Fuping , China, with a group of 17 other Indian ceramic artists to set up the Museum of Indian Ceramics there, in August- September 2013.

    Her work has been exhibited in India, Japan, Australia, USA, Bali, China and South Korea.
    She is currently making wood fired salt glazed work.

  • Academics

    Aarti Vir was born in Chandigarh, in 1972
    MA Ceramics at University of Wales Institute Cardiff 1996-7 Trained as a potter, with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith at Golden Bridge Pottery Pondicherry, India 1994-6 Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Hyderabad Central University 1990-4 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Maharaja Sayaji Rao University Baroda

  • Exhibitions

    Professional Experience 2008 Apprentice to Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Ipswich, QLD, Australia 2008 Apprentice to Sandy Lockwood, Balmoral Pottery, NSW, Australia 2004 Apprentice to Micki Schloessingk, Bridge Pottery, Swansea, Wales. 1999 Set up a pottery studio in Hyderabad. 1998 Worked as an assistant to Ray Meeker.


    Solo Exhibitions: 2001 “September in Saltzberg with Aarti Vir”, Bilmat Zeramicz, Mumbai 2002 “A Brush with Salt”, Amethyst, Chennai 2002 Salt Glazed Ceramics by Aarti Vir, Minaaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2002 “Salt of the Earth”, Bilmat Zeramicz, Mumbai 2003 Ceramics at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 Aarti Vir Ceramics, Bilmat Zeramicz, Mumbai 2006 “The Fire Next Time”, Ceramic work by Aarti Vir at Saptaparni, Hyderabad 2014 Aarti Vir at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 Functional Ware by Aarti Vir, Minaaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad


    Two Person Show 2005 “Salt and/of the Earth”, British Council, New Delhi Group Exhibitions: 1998 Aifacs show New Delhi 2000 Studio Pottery 2000 Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai 2000 Bilmat Zeramics opening show 2000 Aifacs show New Delh 2002 “Water” Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, New Delhi 2004 The Art Connection British Council and Birla Academy Kolkata 2004 Back from the UK, contemporary ceramics Bilmat Zeramics and British Council Mumbai 2004 Anniversary show Minaaz Art Gallery Hyderabad 2007 Clay at the Attic, curated by Ray Meeker, The Attic, New Delhi 2007 Indian Ceramics at the Tokoname Ceramics Festival, Tokoname, Japan 2007 Anniversary show, Minaaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2008 Far Flung, Sturt Woodfire 2008, Mittagong, NSW, Australia 2009 1001 Cups – A contemporary ceramics exhibition, New Delhi, India 2011 Anagama in South India - Contemporary wood fired ceramics, Woodfire Tasmania
    2013 Mati Shilp- Bharat Bhavan Bhopal 2013 Traditions Evolving- Golden Bridge Pottery and contemporary Ceramics in India, Houston, USA 2013 The Bucket Show- Forum Art Gallery, Chennai 2013 The opening of The Indian Ceramics Museum at Fuping, China 2014 Colorful Wonderful, Gallery Yido, Seoul, South Korea
    2014 Bridges – The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
    2015 Digging Time – Art Positive, New Delhi


    Workshops attended: 1997 Glaze Chemistry with Susan Peterson 1998 Kiln Building with Ray Meeker 1999 Porcelain with Jim Danisch 1999 Smoke Firing with Jane Perryman 2000 Ash Glazes with Mike Dodd 2001 “Letting Go” with Sandy Brown 2002 Betty Woodman at Golden Bridge 2007 Lalit Kala Akademi Ceramic camp, Chennai 2012 Jeff Shapiro at Golden Bridge Pottery 2013 Jack Troy at Golden Bridge
    Residencies 2012 Artist in residence at The Gaya Ceramic Art Center, Bali, Indonesia
    2013 Artist in Residence at the Fule Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China

  • Award & Recognition

    Awards 1996 S L Parasher Gold Medal for ranking first Masters of Fine Arts Painting Hyderabad Central University 2003-4 Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Award Publications Complex Simplicity – published in The Log Book December 2008 Bird Song – Published in The Log Book November 2009
    Woodfire Wonderland – Published in The Log Book May 2015

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