STUDIO POTTER AND TUTOR
One of a kind hand made pottery using pottery wheel, coil, slab and pinch methods.
Crafty Ideas pottery was conceptualized by Anamica Chauhan Vince in 2010, paving her way out of 15 years of 9-5 jobs, after she began learning pottery in India from a well known studio potter, Mrs Rachna Parasher, studying wheel work, slab, pinching & coiling methods.
Anamica goes by the name of anna_potternomad on Instagram, a name she picked up while travelling around to India, Ireland, Bali and then UK in her quest of the art of pottery, training with and learning from some amazing artists. She travelled to Dublin, Ireland and spent a month at Colm De Ris pottery, a renowned Irish potter based in Dublin, where she trained and helped with production work. She then went on to spend 4 months in Goa, India, with Banana Pottery (earlier called Monkey Business Pottery) and worked as an apprentice with Thomas Louis, where she was able to polish her design and finishing skills.
Her next pottery journey took her to Gaya Ceramic Art Centre in Ubud, Bali, to do an internship programme. It turned out be a potters paradise. She got to learn and work with different resident artists from Italy, USA, Australia and Canada and experimented with techniques and clays endlessly. She got introduced to wood firing and Raku and instantly fell in love with them. She also assisted with teaching at their studio for all age groups.
Between 2012 and 2014, she had her own little studio in India, with one traditional kick wheel and a small electric wheel, where she made her own work and taught basic level pottery and recycled art and craft to children between the age group of 3years – 12 years, whenever she travelled back to India.
She now lives in the UK and is based in Surrey. She has been teaching pottery and claywork with Surrey Adult Learning since May 2015. The more she teaches, the more she learns and her work evolves every year. She loves organic shapes and finds claywork grounding and meditative.
Please do check out all her work on this website. Anamica also takes commissioned work.
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