Nandita Nadkarni


Nandita is a functional potter but now finds her work taking a whole new direction.

Working on the wheel remains her main focus and influences her sculptural work.

Experimenting with different clays and stretching the boundaries of the medium allows her to create a fusion between hand-built and wheel thrown work.

The pure white surface of porcelain is like a canvas to create her henna inspired designs. Her work is individually hand thrown and each vessel is etched then the shellac is washed away to reveal a raised design. These vessels are sometimes placed on hand made bases using different clays creating a sculptural setting of the dark rough clays against the white fine porcelain.

Nandita also creates vessels with bright colours using glaze on glaze technique.




2012 - Diploma In Ceramics - Holmesglen College of TAFE, Melbourne.

1981 – Diploma in Pottery – Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai – India




2013 - Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award – Melbourne

2013 - Art in Public Places, Hobsons Bay – Melbourne

2013 - "Haven" Herring Island- Ceramics Victoria – Melbourne

2012 - Herring Island- Ceramics Victoria

2011 - Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award

2011 - Herring Island- Ceramics Victoria

2010 - Stonehouse Gallery- by invitation – Warrandyte, Victoria

2010 - "Golden Earth" Australian and Indian Ceramic Artists Exhibition, Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2010 - Contemporary Ceramic and Tapestry Show - Walker St Gallery, Melbourne

2010 - Emerging Artist - Stonehouse Gallery - Warrandyte, Victoria

2010 - "Oasis"Ceramics Victoria Group show – South Yarra – Victoria

2006 - “Impressed” Victorian Ceramic Group Show – New Delhi, India

1986 - Solo Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1985 - Monsoon Art Show, Mumbai, India