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. 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 at Bombay. Then, on a lark, in the summer of 2009 I joined a three-month residency and apprenticeship with Mansimran Singh at Andretta Pottery, in the 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 have also set up a small studio where I make and teach pottery.

Over the years, my work has evolved in to a collection of handcrafted, glazed ceramics made with stoneware clay, but at times I also like to work with local terracotta.