Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Charan Sachar

Charan Sachar is one of the talented people I met serendipitously on Facebook and so glad I discovered this talented potter.

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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.

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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.

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Platter for Crackers ~ Serving tray

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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.

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Love the detailing in his work!

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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:-)

You can check out his Facebook page or buy his stunning work at his Etsy store Creative with Clay

(images by Charan Sachar)

20 comments:

vinita said...

this is divine... lusting after the serving dishes......

Sudha said...

awesome find

CreativewithClay: Charan Sachar said...

I am so glad that we connected. I had been following your blog a while back and happened to come across your post on facebook again. After which, I naturally started drooling over all the pictures on your blog. Takes me back home. Charan

notyet100 said...

Serving tray is too good

SreeBindu said...

oh! Clay Creativity :) Awesome talent. Thank u for sharing!

Paaka Shaale said...

Beautiful!!! loved the trays and coffee mug :)

Purvi said...

Loved his work..

I can not help pointing out an uncanny similarity between his roots and mine... we also have a boutique in ludhiana, punjab which is now rum b my mom and my work is also heavily inspired by the embroidery motifs and patterns as well as the huge variety of beautiful fabric.... having said that, I must add that Charan's work is absolutely wonderful, intricate and beautiful :)

Emreen said...

Charan's work is soo unique, very Indian and is fantastic...!!

Tabitha said...

The style of the trays are really very alternative! Fantastic designs they are! interior painting

Hema said...

Fabulous work! The cracker platters are really nice. Kudos,Mr. Sachar!

PreeOccupied said...

I have seen some of his work on Etsy I think, when I would search for inspirations before going to pottery class every week. Now I know the face behind the art. Beautiful work all of them!

e2d said...

What a gorgeous blog you have Archana! Very beautiful and inspiring spaces!Loving everything you have shared including Mr Sachar's clay works. Thanks!

manoj said...

it is really very nice collection man. amazing with beautifull work.nice

Dr Charu Malik said...

Hi Archana,
You have a lovely blog, and yes, so inspiring!! Love everything you showcase on your blogposts. Charan's clayworks are amazing. Am an ardent follower of ur blog.

Courtney Brown said...

Love those serving dishes... very beautiful.

Lorne M. said...

Wonderful pieces of pottery! There'e a sense of folklore and some feminity (mom's boutique has done its part) attached to each work. I adore those naturalistic motifs in ornamentation.

Joe D. said...

He really a very talented man. My wife is a fan of his work, so I buy something from him before each holiday)

Sangitha said...

Marvellous!!

sanfranlicious said...

What beautiful creativity, I love that!

Vijay Group said...

"Good design is a great combination of common sense, unusual imagination, clarity of purpose, aesthetic insight and a deep reverence for the love of life." - said Millard Sheets. And we couldn't agree more with him after looking at Charan's work. Thank you Archana for introducing Charan's stupendous work through your blog. :)