A Ceramic Exhibition
August 30th - October 2nd, 2011 @Nelson Hays Library
Nelson Hays Library has the pleasure to introduce you to a special person, Shaurya, 23 years old and a Down's boy. Blessed with a cheerful dispostion he is full of life and postive attitude. Besides being a potter he is alo a painter, loves Playstation 3 and riding his quad bike.
Shaurya's journey with pottery started in 2006 when he joined Lakefarm, a facility for special adults in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Shaurya was fortunate to find a wonderful teacher in Brenda Davis who encouraged him to create textures on plates, clocks and to paint bowls and medals etc. Shaurya always had to struggle with odds such as low muscle tone in his body and a poor attention span. On the other hand he had enormous fascination for colours and loved playimg with brush and paint. He eventually learned to mould clay and paint on plates which were used as bases for making clocks.
Shaurya and his family moved to Thailand in 2009 and as luck would have it he was introduced to Khun Kaew and Khun Gotch and the Poteri Center, Raquet Club. Under their able guidance, Shaurya learned many more aspects of handling clay, and the process of starting and finishing a piece of artwork. With immense patience and kindness they trained Shaurya. There were days when he would get cranky and on other days he would be happily working with clay and you could hear a big "WOW" and his face would light up.
He looks forward to every class at Poteri and the time spent there has given him a sense of self, an expression of the way he sees the world around him, the joy of creating something he can relate to, and most of all being happily productive. These are precious gifts.
This exhibition marks the culmination of 2 years of his work at the Poteri Studio.
For more information :
Nelson Hays Library
195 Surawong Rd., Bangkok
Tel. 02 233 1731