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Studio 2700

Studio 2700 is a ceramic studio and gallery, featuring handmade pottery and sculptural work by Manisha Gopinath. The pieces are composed of porcelain, stoneware, and hardwood, seamlessly integrating natural elements with intricate ceramic artwork. The Studio opened in Whitefield, Bangalore in 2017, and showcases two official annual collections.


Meet the Artist

It is never too late to find one’s true passion. Unlike other artists who discovered their paths early in life, I stumbled upon the world of pottery much later. Meandering through Europe and America and dabbling in a corporate career, I took a break to spend time with my kids when they were born. As much as I loved spending my days with them, I did feel a need to have a creative outlet that would make me do something for myself. An introductory summer course at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas opened my eyes to the mesmerizing world of clay. There, I was fortunate enough to attend workshops and interact with several wonderful artists who shared their own craft expertise and techniques. I’m grateful to have had a teacher like Lynn Armstrong (bothhandsstudio.com) who taught me the ins and outs of handcrafting meaningful ceramic artwork.

From these experiences, I have developed my own unique artistic style, which is infused into every piece I create. I’m deeply drawn to nature and free-flowing forms, which inspire much of my work. The forests, oceans, and beaches always seem to manifest in my pottery. I work with stoneware and porcelain fired to a midfire range in an electric kiln. Most of my work is slab or coil built clay, which is then hand shaped into the desired form, glazed, and fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln. The juxtaposition of clay on wood fascinates me, and I integrate this style into the larger wall pieces I create. I prefer to cut, shape, and oil the wood so that its natural colour, sheen, and beauty is exposed, before attaching my own ceramic pieces.

Nothing would make me happier than my pottery sparking the same joy for you in your home as it does for me in the studio.