Transcripts of Sandra Bowkett'sjournals from early projects.

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2002 - First trip to Hastal village (now known as Kumhaargram) Sandra Bowkett's first trip to work with Rajashtani potters.  

2003 - The Potters Tour  Giri Raj Prasad and Manohar Lal come to Australia for a series of workshops.

2005 - Prasad Family Tour, Cultural Connection Through Ceramics The Prasad Family present a series of workshops, complete a residency at Qdos, Lorne, and hold an exhibition.

2008 - The Potters Return Giri Raj Prasad and Manohar Lal return to Australia for another series of workshops including 2 weeks at ARTPLAY.

Project Descriptions and images

2009 - Crosshatched Minhazz Majumdar facilitates the visit of  Pushpa Kumari, Mantu Chitrakar and Pradyumna Kumar  to Australia for creative collaborations with Vipoo Srivilasa and Ann Ferguson as well as workshops at ARTPLAY and printmaking at Jan Palethorp's studio, Chewton.

2010- Dya Firing. A series of photographs following the making and firing of the small lamps used in their millions at Diwali.

2011 - Crosshatched Potters Tour Manohar Lal and Dharmveer come to Australia for a series of workshops including collaborating on the community sculpture Tallarook Stacks. 

2012 - Ann Ferguson and Sandra Bowkett go to New Delhi. Making Stacks in Balance in Kumhaargraam.  

2013 - Crosshatched Potters Tour Manohar Lal and Banay Singh come to Australia to work with Ann Ferguson, Sandra Bowkett and the community on various ceramic activities.

February 2015 I had 10 days in Kumhaargram taking footage for what has been edited for a 15 min film thanks to the families of Kumhaargram and Lewy for the great edit.

2015- Crosshatched. Manohar Lal and his son Jagdish Prajapat came to Australia for 10 days of workshops at The Castlemaine State Festival, a weekend at ArtPlay,  and days at Tallarook Primary School and Seymour College and 100 planters for Mr Kitly

2015 Bhuvnesh Prasad visited Australia for 5 weeks to add to his vast ceramic expertise by working and firing stoneware clays.

2016 Traditional Rajasthani Potter Communities Tour