Usha Khosla

The inspiration for my pots comes from the contrasts and vitality in the landscapes of many countries, which I have visited over the years. The colours, textures and ruggedness of desert landscapes are explored using ceramic materials.    


The forms, which are hand-built, are fired in an electric kiln to 1270c. A coarse clay body is used to emphasise textures, which is further enhanced by slips, oxides and glazes.


I usually work in a series of 5 or 6 pots, trying to depict a different mood in each of them. Many pieces are fired several times with more oxides and glazes applied to get the required textural effect.