Ashwini Bhat Studio

limited edition collection


Ashwini Bhat


I studied ceramics with Ray Meeker, at Golden Bridge Pottery, in Pondicherry, India after years of engagement with dance and literature. Since 2010, I have traveled to Australia, China, Japan, and all over the US as a resident artist, firing various kinds of kilns, meeting and collaborating with other artists, extending my repertoire of skills, and finally choosing Petaluma, California as my home.

I hand-build with coils and slabs or work using solid clay blocks, scooping clay to create negative spaces. Although trained in wheel-throwing, I became a hand-builder by choice. The slowness of the hand-building process allows me to internalize forms.

Although my artistic focus is on ceramic sculpture, I also love using ceramics in every day ways: cups that fit the hand, vases for fresh flowers from my garden, decorated platters that enhance and showcase the food they hold. This online store is an extension of this quotidian passion, a vehicle for sharing a limited edition line of tableware.