Studio Visit — Claymen, New Delhi

On a recent trip to India, Vatsala had the pleasure of visiting the sun-lit studio of Delhi-based ceramic studio_claymen. We fell in love with their wry humour and unusual designs years ago and have stocked their pieces ever since. Join us in exploring this interesting, unique space filled with creativity.

 

The brand reflects founder Aman Khanna’s ethos of being present in time and space through his material of choice: clay. A graphic designer and illustrator, Aman is a self-taught ceramicist and sees it as a medium that allows communication on many levels. “Clay is a simple, everyday material used by everyone. It is omnipresent and yet individual in the way one uses it. In time, the clay dissolves back into the Earth.”

 

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claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound interior clayhead figures sculptures

 

Each claymen piece is made in-house in the airy, open production studio at the rear of the studio. This is where the signature figures and functional objects like cups, carafes and vases are formed and glazed by hand.

 

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound production space

 

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound production moulds

 

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound production space outdoors

  

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound production space details

 

The studio is located in the Dhan Mill complex in Chattarpur, New Delhi, a creative hub that hosts stylish boutiques, studios, cafes and restaurants in a sprawl of buildings that stored grain in a previous incarnation. It is now a hub for an experiential take on design, culture and creativity, all set within the context of a hip warehouse aesthetic.

 

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound interior details whitewashed brick wall

 

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound interior white detail sculptures

 

claymen studio new delhi dhan mills compound interior detail whitewashed brick wall sculptures

 

This beautifully curated space invites careful exploration to uncover its many details: unusual vignettes, imaginative forms and unique talent are what you discovers at every step.

Creativity is a very personal form of expression, and the claymen studio allows one to be immersed in a unique cosmos of contemplation, quiet and wry humour for the duration of a visit.

 

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