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Studio ASAO started in 2013 by Ronak Dandia is a ceramic and lifestyle product design & manufacturing studio specializing in handcrafted pottery and lifestyle products in combination with ceramics and mix media Marti...
Studio ASAO started in 2013 by Ronak Dandia is a ceramic and lifestyle product design & manufacturing studio specializing in handcrafted pottery and lifestyle products in combination with ceramics and mix media Martials. We create contemporary products that are innovative and quirky, yet practical and useful. The ceramic products we make are entirely handcrafted and hand-thrown on the potter’s wheel, without the use of any casting mould or die. While pottery and product innovation is our leading focus, we believe in preserving the local craft techniques and skills while working hand-in-hand with traditional potters and artisans of Rajasthan. Every product at studio ASAO is developed with collective inputs from the artisans and designers, working together at every step of the way. At Studio ASAO, we believe in quality over quantity and in making well-made products that stand the test of time. Our products are designed to be durable, resist trends and be functional for the years to come. In a society that has grown accustomed to short lived products, our goal is to design and develop new forms, colours, textures and styles, which complement the existing collections and not replace them. We offer a fresh approach to hand-thrown pottery, experimenting with slips, glazes, refined clay bodies and different firing techniques. Each piece – from clay to kiln – is made at our studio setup in Jaipur, Rajasthan, which means that we know our materials and where they come from. We DO NOT use lead or cadmium as a glaze ingredient. We offer exclusive, customised and limited edition products for stores, hotels, architects, and even one off pieces for interested individuals that are made in small batches. Being entirely handcrafted, even products from the same batch are unique in their own way. All our Ceramic products are Eco-Friendly, Microwave and Dish wash safe .It should not, however, be placed over direct heat, or shocked from one extreme hot temperature to another. Today Studio ASAO is engaged with projects all over the country, with our manufacturing unit and design studio based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The founder of Studio ASAO - Ronak Dandia, a Craft Product Designer specializing in Ceramics & an Entrepreneur, is a graduate from Indian Institute of Craft and Design (IICD) Jaipur a premier craft design institute in India. Offers a fresh approach to handcrafted pottery and lifestyle products be in ceramic or any other material. His knowledge of ceramics also extends to preparing his own clay bodies, experimenting with slips, glazes, refined clay bodies and different firing techniques and building pottery equipment. His products are designed to elevate everyday living and enhance the way people connect. Having travelled throughout the country and gaining experience in various traditional crafts and industrial processes, has helped Ronak Dandia not only develop products efficiently but also contemporize them while maintaining the tradition of the craft. Some of his work in collaboration with various artisans from different regions of India include documentation of the Ayyanar Horses of Tamil Nadu, Poshina Horses of Gujarat, the various pottery traditions of Rajasthan and the Black Pottery tradition of Nizamabad.