ceramic artist, painter, architect

Adil Writer is a Potter, Ceramist, Painter and Architect from Bombay, currently living and working in Auroville, where he is a partner at Mandala Pottery which produces functional tableware and assorted ceramic items, and also specializes in architectural ceramic murals & installations. From his own Studios at Mandala, he creates his own line of ceramic works.

Biography

*Bachelor of Architecture, Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Bombay.

*Master of Architecture, University of Houston, Texas, USA.

*Architect at Gensler & Associates, San Francisco, California, USA.

*Associate Architect at Talati & Panthaky Pvt. Ltd., Bombay.

*Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, India, with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith.

*Since 2001, partner at Mandala Pottery, Auroville, India. (Production and studio pottery)

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Selected Exhibitions

2013
"Traditions Evolving", NCECA conference, Houston, USA. (Ceramic group show)

2013
"The International Bucket Show", Forum Gallery, Chennai. (Ceramic group show)

2013
"Tiles Forever", Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi (Delhi Blue Pottery Trust show)

2013
"Blue", Henk's Gallery, Auroville (group show, ceramic & paintings)

2012
"4 Continents Ceramic Exhibition", The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, W Australia

2012
"Collection from Sasama", Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Mino, Gifu, Japan.(group show)

2012
"Qalam-Atma International Calligraphy Exhibition, Jaipur. (ceramic participation)

2012
"Art On Sunday", Petite Ferme, Auroville (solo show, paintings & ceramics)

2012
"International Group Show", Gallery Hu, Nagoya, Japan.

2012
"Jeff Shapiro & Friends", Kala Kendra, Auroville, India. (ceramic group show)

2011
"Delegate's Master Show", Verkehr Shimizu Museum, Shizoka, Japan.

2011
"Promises & Lies", SCCP, Shigaraki, Japan. (solo ceramic show)

2011
"Continental Drift", Deloraine Gallery, Tasmania, Australia. (anagama/woodfired ceramic group show, April 2011)

2011
"Atmos-fire", Artifakt Gallery, Australia. (international invitational group show)

2011
"International Tea Pot Show", Shanghai, China. (also in 2010, 2009 & 2008)

2011
"Firebox", anagama fired ceramics, group show, #1 Shanthinagar Gallery, Bangalore.

2011
"Season of Light", Sethumal Art Gallery, Pondicherry. (group show, ceramic and paintings)

2010
"Treasures", Gallery Time & Space, Bangalore. (Solo show, ceramics & painted media) view the gallery »

2010
"ICMEA Emerging Ceramic Artist Competition", Fuping, Shaanxi, China. (selected entry)

2010
"10 Years of Wood-fire", Knighthood’s Assembly, Tallinn, Estonia.

2009
"The White Rabbit", Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (Solo show presented by the Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, ceramics & painted media) view the gallery »

2009
"Wood Fired Ceramics", Shanghai, China.

2009
"5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009" International Competition, (CEBIKO), Korea. (Selected entry)

2009
"Small Objects-Fete Picasso Auction", Vallauris, France. (Ceramic participation)

2009
"Maati - Explorations in Terracotta", India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (Delhi Blue Pottery Trust’s international show)

2009
"Sculptural Tea Pot Show", Prakrit Gallery, Chennai.

2008
"Mad Hatters Tea Party", ICIA Gallery, Bombay. (All India teapot show)

2008
"Sanbao Ceramics", Jingdezhen Sanbao International Ceramic Studio, China.

2008
"Resonances", Provence, France. (Auroville artist’s mixed media by Marie Claire Barsotti)

2008
"Threshold", Gallery Art & Soul, Bombay. (Solo, ceramics & paintings)

2008
"Miniatures", Artist Centre, Bombay. (Solo, ceramics & paintings)

2008
"Harmony 2008", Nehru Centre, Bombay. (Mixed media, All India Art shows hosted by Reliance Industries in 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008)

2008
"Indian Studio Ceramics", Amdavad ni Gufa Gallery, Ahmedabad.

2008
"Table Manners – 2008", ceramics, co-curated by Rakhee Kane & myself, Gallery Square Circle, Auroville.

2007
"Contemporary Ceramics Today", Lemongrasshopper Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.

2007
"Masters Show, Clay Edge 2007", Cudgegong Gallery, Australia. (Invitational ceramic show)

2007
"Chocolates and Nudes", Auroville. (Ceramic and photographic participation)

2006
"Globallery", Contemporary Indian Art show in cooperation with OAG, Tokyo.

2006
"Elit-Tile 2006", Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (International tile exhibition, participation in 2002, 2003 & 2006)

2006
"Lilliput Miniature Ceramics", Croatia. (International ceramic exhibition) Award: best miniature teapot in show.

2005
"Stoneware", Hatworks Boulevard, Bangalore. (Solo show, ceramics)

2005
"Windmills of Your Mind", Auroville. (Solo show - ceramics and photography)

2004
"Mandala", Gallery 25, New Delhi. (Mandala Potters’ group show)

2004
"Peace and Harmony", Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (Delhi Blue Pottery Trust’s international biennale)

2003
"Potters in Peril", National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay. (Indo-US show)

2002
"Water", Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (Delhi Blue Pottery Trust’s biennale)

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Selected Workshops Attended and Conducted

2013
Chinnagama Workshop at Golden Bridge Pottery with Jack Troy.

2012
"not only elephants & horses", a presentation of contemporary Indian ceramics at "Subversive Clay", Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide, Australia.

2012
"Fired Stacks", building & firing the fired -house technique, Perth, Australia.

2012
Anagama Workshop at Golden Bridge Pottery with Jeff Shapiro & Neil Hoffman.

2012
"The Road Less Taken", an installation of 500 treasure boxes at the Hyatt Regency, Chennai. A part of the ceramic sculpture garden envisioned and curated by Rajeev Sethi and Ray Meeker.

2011
Invited artist to International Ceramic Festival in Sasama, Japan, Nov. 2011.

2011
Selected as first Artist-in-residence at Shigaraki Cultural Park, Japan, Sept-Dec 2011.

2011
Invited artist-in-residence, Art of Heritage, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2010
International Wood-firing Ceramics Symposium, Kohila, Estonia.

2009
Anagama firing, with Peter Thompson Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

2008
Anagama firing, with Peter Thompson Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

2007
Anagama firing, with Peter Thompson Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

2007
Clay Edge 2007, invitational ceramic event. Demonstrated the building and firing of a fire-stabilised mud-brick dome at Janet Mansfield’s residence in Gulgong, Australia.

2007
Making Snowy, construction of a fire-stabilized mud-brick dome, Auroville. (Workshop conducted)

2005
Manisha Bhattacharya, Raku, Kodaikanal, India.

2004
Terracotta, Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Goa. (Workshop conducted)

2002
Betty Woodman, Glazed Terracotta, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

2001
Paul Soldner, Rudy Autio, Tom Collins, Rodney Mott, Woodstoke 2001, Penryn, CA, USA.

2001
John Wolman, Anagama Community Firing, Grass Valley, California, USA.

2001
Kent Rothman, Low-fire Salt and Soda, Mendocino Art Center, California, USA.

2001
Savneet Talwar, Explorations in Clay, Andretta Pottery, H.P.

2001
Sandy Brown, Letting Go!, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

2000
Mike Dodd, Ash Glazes, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

1999
Jane Perryman, Smoke-fired Pottery, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

1999
Jim Danisch, Porcelain, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.

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