Rashi Jain is a ceramic artist, having trained at The Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, The Valley School(KFI), Bengaluru, The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, UK and has apprenticed with various artists. She has documented and worked with traditional potter communities across India.
Rashi has taken part in various art residencies as well as exhibiting and teaching ceramics over the past decade. She has organised solo show ‘Jar of Secrets’ at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2011.
She has been a part of many pottery shows and festivals in the country and was a part of the New Land Art show at Alps Art Academy, Switzerland and couple of Indo-Korean pottery shows.
Rashi has been actively involved in capacity of a curator & co-founder in prestigious projects like Studio Potter’s Market, which was a nationwide platform for ceramic artists to showcase their creations in an informal market forum and worked as the project head for 100% Eco-Ganeshas, an initiative undertaken for developing vocational skills of slum women and traditional potters of Dharavi, Mumbai to produce ecologically friendly clay idols on commercial scale.
Through her works, Rashi has made an endeavour to explore the relationship between the inner and outer worlds: of understanding the self and the natural rhythm of the earth. These sculptural terracotta and glazed stoneware pieces rich in colour, smoothness and texture make for an ideal artefact that will induce life at any point that they are placed at. One of Rashi’s works is an apple symbolizing core abundance and yin energy and then there is a peculiar looking vase with interesting linear and circular imprints on its surface lending it a unique touch.Less