If you are in the vicinity, do stop to take a look at the magic of clay at clay station. It is in the pots, in the plates and the walls too! Our first time working with a building technique that beautifully illustrates the flexibility, ease of production and adaptability of earth architecture; Wattle and Daub.
While we work with clay, it is not often that we get to work for clay. And so it was, when Clay Station, a pottery and ceramics studio approached us, to set up their second studio in Bangalore. A large shaded terrace needed to be converted into a space for artists, curious bypassers, ceramic aspirants and even toddlers to indulge in the shaping of clay.
The space was to accommodate a gallery to showcase the works of clay station and serve as a commercial outlet, while the larger part of the terrace was divided between rent-able artists spaces. The rest of the floor is largely an open studio where pottery courses, interactions and the works takes place.
The one thing that binds all clayworks that comes from the studio is that all of it is molded by hand. And so are the interior partitions as well, which are made of Wattle and Daub panels. Assembled pine wood frames, hand woven with a skeleton of bamboo (the wattle), and daubed with raw earth and straw. Finished either with lime plaster or simply natural oils, they stand in solidarity to the artisanal quality of the spaces.
So if you are in the vicinity, do stop to take a look at the magic of clay at clay station. It is in the pots, in the plates and the walls too!