Developing World Pottery(India)

Winter, Robert (2008) Developing World Pottery(India). In: Developing World Pottery, 2 Nov – 6 Dec 2008, Pondicherry, India.

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Abstract

The workshop was held at the Sivam workshops over 15 days with an estimated 30 artisans participating. Most artisans came from the Pondicherry area although some would come from other parts of South India
The main focus of the project was the production of a new range of products more suitable for the European market.RW would facillitate the development of new techniques and skills nedded in the production of these products. RW was be assisted by Sarah Gee ( student University of Sunderland ) and SIPA staff
The Sivam pottery is well equipped with all suitable materials and equipment for hand made pottery. However it was forseen that other tehniques which were to be introduced may need additional equipment and perhaps support from other local workshops/businesses
It was hoped that samples of the new products would be ready for inspection on the final day.

Key Areas

Design: Collating possibilities of design changes based on key elements from the market trend and existing Indian production. (Colour, form, decoration, functionality) Add identity to range with use of motif/emblem

Range: Expanding/adapting existing range to suit modern market, adding new products suitable to modern market place

Materials: Adapting existing /available materials to new designs, possibility of introducing alternative materials suitable to new designs and function.

Market: Establishing place in market.

Methods of Production: Establishing production and firing methods in line with Sivam factory, initiating new methods of production to facilitate new designs (decoration, decals, screenprinting) Company motif/trademark

Project Expectations

The emphasis is on design, materials and methods of production. The goal of the visit is to suggest and implement improvements in these areas, especially design, which will improve the products’ place in the modern ceramics market. While the majority of this research were carried out before arrival, design and production ideas were adapted on-site to suit the existing methods, materials and facilities in use at the Sivam pottery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Glass and Ceramics > Ceramics
Divisions: Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Art and Design Workstream
Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Arts and Design
Depositing User: Robert Winter
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 09:42
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 15:04
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/3688

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