What's Next

Manohar Lal and Aasha Ram are coming to Australia

We have closed our travel fundraiser, a big thanks to all who have contributed. The Following are some exciting options on how to engage with the Crosshatched team

All our matka have sold however if you would like one they can be ordered now

$65 each, the perfect sustainable way to cool water. contact details below.

You could create your own Stacked sculpture.

For pre purchasing now to collect late April 2019

The elements,(based on the matka form but stackable) will be created in terracotta and woodfired to 1100 degrees c when the potters are here in April.

There are a few options and combinations.

A half day family workshop $550 either Tallarook or Castlemaine (dates below)

this includes

  • 2 small 2 medium and 1 large element,

  • painting assistance

  • making little pots to keep assisted by one of the potters on their traditional wheels.

You could purchase individual Stack elements

there will be 3 sizes small medium large

terracotta with woodfiring markings $75 $90 $110

decorated either by you ( includes workshop assistance)

or the Crosshatched team. $100 $120 $140

Painting workshops Tallarook 21st April ( Easter Sunday)

Castlemaine 25th April

For more information, ordering and purchasing details

please email sandra@sandrabowkett.com

or call 0414015460. (I will be away from 4th Feb to 11th April)

In Melbourne generously hosted by Mercator Ceramic School

A workshop with a focus being decorating a large water pot made by the potters. 

A morning session 10- 12.30 for families  will also  include an opportunity for  children to make a small pot assisted by one of the potters on their manual wheels. $100 per family maximum 8 families.

An afternoon session 1-3.30 for individuals will also include demonstrating how the waterpots pots are made as well as the opportunity to have a go on the manual wheels. $100 each maximum 12 participants.

The pots will be fired for you to collect and treasure. 

Bookings via www.mercatorceramicsschool.com.au/workshops

Evening 9th April 6-8pm at SlowClay Collingwood and opportunity to meet Manohar Lal and Aasha Ram for a relaxed evening of demonstrations and conversation. Entry by donation. A big thanks to Slowclay for hosting this event.

Confirmed workshop are 6th 7th April ArtPlay more details to come

and in Hobart

13th and 14th April Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery as part of the

Children’s Earth Time Festival more details to come

Moonah Arts Centre 15th and 16th April

school holiday programme. more details to come

as well at Moonah Arts Centre 6.00-8.30 An evening with Crosshatched

Demonstrations Throwing on a traditional manual wheel

The staged making of large water pots (matka) and cooking vessels.

Beating out to create the forms.

Participate On a traditional wheel paired with one of the potters, rhythmic throwing small items off the hump (participants take turns cutting off and then throwing, as appropriate to skill level). Participants can take these items with them.

View A short film made in Manohar Lal’s and Aasha Rams village Kumhaargram, a community of over 700 potting families.


booking https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/an-evening-with-crosshatched-tickets-55064668907

That’s it for the moment, I will be in India form 4th February until 11 March, please email if you would like more information about any of the above.

with thanks

Sandra Bowkett