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Adil  Writer

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Adil Writer

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  • 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)

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2012 "Collection from Sasama", Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Mino, Gifu, Japan (group show)
  • 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)
  • 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 Shanthiroad 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)
  • 2010 "ICMEA Emerging Ceramic Artist Competition", Fuping, Shaanxi, China. (selected entry)
  • 2010 "10 Years of Wood-fire", Knighthood's Assembly, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • 2010 "International Tea Pot Show", Shanghai, China. (also in 2009 & 2008)
  • 2009 "The White Rabbit", Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (Solo show, sponsored by Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, ceramics & painted media)
  • 2009 "Wood Fired Ceramics", Shanghai, China.
  • 2009 "2nd Shanghai-Shenyao International Wood-kiln Exhibition ", Gallery Shenyao, Shanghai, China. (invitational show)
  • 2009 "5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009", CEBIKO, Korea. (Selected entry)
  • 2009 "Small Objects-Fete Picasso Auction", Vallauris, France.
  • 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 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", Lemongrasshopper 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 "Asna Art", Karachi, Pakistan. (International ceramic show)
  • 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)

Selected Workshops Attended / Conducted

  • 2012 Anagama Workshop at Golden Bridge Pottery with Jeff Shapiro.
  • 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 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, Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry. (also in 2008; and in 2007 with Peter Thompson)
  • 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, Calif., 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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