Sunday, June 12, 2011

collective craft.

When I received a mail from Shweta Mohapatra of collective craft, I must admit I was completely blown away by the delicate designs on stone. I believe the products really are 'poetry in stone'.

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is the brainchild of Sibanand Bhol an architect from the SPA ~School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and Shweta Mohapatra an animation film designer from NID, Ahmedabad.
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Soapstone Tealight Holder...
collective craft works towards creating environmentally responsible design solutions and engaging traditional handicrafts in contemporary product in Odisha (Orissa).

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Shweta and Sibanand work with artisans who have been involved in the age-old traditional stone art form of Odisha where soft soap stone is used for carving figurative forms.

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The collaborative currently works towards securing rural livelihoods by generating work opportunities for artisans through interventions and innovation in design and technical processes.

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Leaf Series Platters...
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Granite Range Bowls...
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Leaf Series Coasters...
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Pink Series Coasters...
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Stone Jewellery...

Their beautiful creations are retailed at~

KAMALA
Gallery 1, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan,
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi 110 001.
Ph.: +91 - 11 - 65969600 / 23743321

Shweta blogs at collective crafts

26 comments:

vineeta said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work! loved their logo as well! Beautiful pendents, only made me wonder if they get heavy on the neck.
But such classy work, very covetable.

Emreen said...

Awesome and creative.. It must be very difficult to carve stone to such delicate shapes.. Luv the coasters !!!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful!
Mangala

Shweta Mohapatra said...

Hey vineeta , thanks so much, the pendants are as heavy as any other stone jewelry ( jade, topaz...etc) this is a very porous soft stone, not heavy at all. They are also stocked at people tree in Delhi

Shweta Mohapatra said...

Hey Vineeta, thank you so much. The pendants are as heavy as any other stone jewelry ( jade, topaz...etc) . The stone is a porous, soft stone...not heavy at all. The jewelry is also stocked at people tree Delhi.

Ege said...

I'm breathless! :-) loved the leaf..

deepazartz said...

Awesome creations!!!Love each n every piece...they are fab!Kudos to Shweta n Sibanand:)

Saji said...

Thats so very aweseome!!!

Vibha said...

Really gorgeous. I think she is the same person who is an illustrator too. I had conducted an e-interview with her a while back here

http://literarysojourn.blogspot.com/2010/02/interview-with-shweta-mohapatra.html

I have many of the Katha books illustrated by Shweta. She is a talented artist.

pRiyA said...

Stunning!

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks all:-)
Glad you all liked it as much as I did!

Vibha~ You are right. She is a very talented illustrator too:-)

Sunita said...

Very pretty! Especially those leaf coasters. I like that subtle look.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Absolutely fabulous stuff!!

Paaka Shaale said...

Even I am blown away by this delicate art!!! I loved the coasters and the pendants :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful art. Similar soap stone art is found in Mahabalipuram. those pendents are sold for peanuts..

Shanthi said...

Thanks for sharing Archana. Lovely collections. I will connect with you when I am in India. Shweta so creative and always gives pleasure when traditional crafts are applied to modern use.

Purnima@a creative project said...

wow..beautiful coasters!!!!

chirs said...

amazing work...i do have a few pendants made of marble which i picked up from street shopping in mahabalipuram however they are quite heavy.....

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

should thank to shweta for the cause of gr8 treat...its unique and i admire all the creations...thx to rang decor 4r such a wonderful post...

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the modern sybarite ™ said...

what beautiful pieces. they are so elegant, simple and delicate. love them!!!!!

home decoration said...

I have many of the Katha books illustrated by Shweta. She is a talented artist.

Interior DSH said...

Each picture is sheer poetry- I am enjoying this series so much.
thanks allot.
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swapna

Sumana @ Colours in my mind said...

Those coasters are gorgeous.Thanks for the wonderful feature.

Patricia Torres said...

Stunning!! I love their work.. its amazing.. a true inspiration!!

Iniyaal said...

Beautiful creations. Love the lotus flower like designs. They are apt for stone sculpting.