Having spent close to a decade and a half working in advertising agencies and radio stations, I decided to take a year off and learn something new which I could later pursue in my spare time. At first, I tried to learn how to play the guitar. And would’ve been extremely contended to do just that. But as I am left-handed, it became utterly confusing trying to learn on right-handed guitars from right-handers! That’s when I stumbled upon pottery and decided to try my hands at it.

I started by learning the basics of wheel thrown pottery from Mr Vinod Dubey at Bombay. Then, on a lark, in the summer of 2009 I joined a three-month residency and apprenticeship with one of India’s most renowned studio potters, Mr Mansimran Singh at Andretta Pottery, in the idyllic village of Andretta at the foothills of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh.

A while later, propelled by a whimsical proposition, I found myself in Goa. Thanks to a series of ensuing events, I’ve managed to stay here well beyond the year-off that I had initially planned! And in the process also managed to set up a small studio where I now make and teach pottery.

Over the years, my work has evolved in to a collection of handcrafted, glazed ceramics made mostly with stoneware, but at times I also like to work with local terracotta. I also take up commissioned orders and create bespoke handmade products.