Charan Sachar of CreativewithClay describes his work as unique one of a kind pottery inspired by Indian designs, fabrics, embroidery, colors and Bollywood. With faint memories of watching potters in India throwing on a large wheel Charan took the opportunity to take a class in wheel thrown pottery after moving to the US to pursue his Masters degree. Since then he has taken several workshops from well known artists in the United States.
Charan prefers to make forms with fluidity and movement, striving to give life to clay and making it a lasting part of someone’s life. He states that pottery has given him the much needed respite from the monotony of everyday life. "Centering a mass of clay and giving it form feels as satisfying as organizing and bringing peace to all the chaos that there is around you."
Jan Allsopp of janallsop - The Little Shop of Horus is a fellow Australian and an artist. Art is her passion and drawing, painting, printing, bookbinding, sculpture and working with textiles are what brings her life meaning. Jan grew up in a house with strangely bright colors on the walls and mystifying patterns in the Persian rugs on the floors. She has loved color and pattern ever since and they are themes that continue in her art.
Jan is inspired by everyday objects and her collection of vintage “How to…” books. She loves to combine, intertwine and superimpose images to create a story, often making unusual combinations and injecting them with subtle humor.