Pratima spent her formative years living with her family in Gujarat, India, before moving to the UK in 1978. As a creative artist, she now works predominantly in ceramic and glass. Her signature pieces have a distinctive – and often fetchingly quirky - ethnic nature, inspired by her intimate experiences of Indian life and its rich and vibrant culture. Pratima trained at Camberwell, St. Martins, and the University of Hertfordshire. Her work has regularly featured in major UK exhibitions, including 'Art in Clay' (both at the Farnham & Hatfield House sites), 'PotFest' (Penrith), 'Earth & Fire' (Rufford Abbey), and at the V&A-curated Morley Gallery Exhibition in London.
Selected pieces are also currently on display in a number of private galleries around the UK, including the Cecilia Coleman Gallery (St. John's Wood, NW London), Erwood Station Gallery (Builth Wells, Powys), Pyramid Gallery, York, Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, Little Bird Gallery (Askham, Cumbria), and the Tudor House Gallery (Sawbridgeworth, Herts).
In 2013, for a piece entitled 'Raj Mahal', Pratima was awarded First Prize for 'Best 3D Work' in an open exhibition held at the Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City. The judging panel commented: "Although this is a ceramic, it also has a pictorial quality to it... So many intricate designs, from the sculpted windows to the detail on the elephants. Colours so rich and earthy....very evocative of India....Almost like a view of the country seen from the air!
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £115 - £395