Kalika Bowlby, ceramic artist and designer, first joined Bison in 2015 and is joining us again for Spring 2018 and we are so excited to have her join us again! Kalika had this to say about her work: "I make pots for every day, for simple meals and grand feasts, morning coffee or tea with friends, handmade contemporary ceramics with a focus on simplicity and functionality." Uggghhh.. That just sounds so APPEALING. We love it! Keep up with Kalika's progress on instagram (@kalikabowlby) and read on down below to see what's been inspiring her to create!
RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
KALIKA: I make objects to slow us down in a busy world. They are objects that invite us to set the table, take time to prepare and share a meal, reminders that eating and drinking can nourish us on many levels, objects to help us celebrate the simple, beautiful moments of every day.
RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
KALIKA: I have a new line of white minimalist tableware. It is a celebration of timelessness and simplicity.
RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
KALIKA: I am currently working on a project titled “Hold Water”. I’m developing a series of glazes from locally harvested river clay and using it on the surface of large forms that “hold water”, bringing attention to the preciousness of our water sources.
RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
KALIKA: A couple contemporary ceramic makers that I really admire and am constantly inspired by are Mike Helke and Giselle Hicks.
www.kalika.ca <<< Head on over to Kalika's portfolio site to see her full portfolio of work!