• The Alaya Ceramic Baskets are a set of large centre pieces made in slip casted ceramics in a family run workshop in North of Venice. Each basket is glazed from all sides thanks to an innovative way of glazing and firing. The Alaya Ceramic Baskets’ prominent feature are the strong circular handles bringing back the memory of age-old baskets woven in bamboo appearing in various Asian cultures.

    The design of Alaya Ceramic Baskets is a continuity of the early experimental work by Satyendra Pakhalé with a tribe in Central India using the technique of lost wax casting process intending to bring back a sensorial quality to a contemporary object. These experimentations evolved further into various industrial and artisanal processes and materials such as stainless steel, industrial bent glass, bronze and meaning impregnated sensual material like ceramics.

  • The Alaya Ceramic Baskets are a set of large centre pieces made in slip casted ceramics in a family run workshop in North of Venice. Each basket is glazed from all sides thanks to an innovative way of glazing and firing. The Alaya Ceramic Baskets’ prominent feature are the strong circular handles bringing back the memory of age-old baskets woven in bamboo appearing in various Asian cultures.

    The design of Alaya Ceramic Baskets is a continuity of the early experimental work by Satyendra Pakhalé with a tribe in Central India using the technique of lost wax casting process intending to bring back a sensorial quality to a contemporary object. These experimentations evolved further into various industrial and artisanal processes and materials such as stainless steel, industrial bent glass, bronze and meaning impregnated sensual material like ceramics.

  • Kalpa is a vase that can be also used as a fruit bowl by turning it upside down. An early homage to Pakhalé’s adopted country The Netherlands, the Kalpa makes a passing reference to the Tulip Vase Delftware.  Several identical white clay pots, perhaps a memory from the heartland of India, are made in slip casting and glazed white outside and colour inside. Each pot is fired separately and later assembled together with special adhesive used in aerospace industry. Kalpa means poetic imagination. It is indeed a sublimation of cultures in a refreshing way.

    Kalpa is in several public collections, among others in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and F.N.A.C. / Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris / France.

    White ceramic | blue glaze | 60 x 60 x 16 cm I Made in The Netherlands

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